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Old Time Rock and Roll free piano sheet music by Bob Seger

About the song

"Old Time Rock and Roll" is the title of a song by rock musician Bob Seger, which was used on the album titled "Stranger in Town".

The album came out In 1978, yet this song was released once more as a single one year later, in March. The B-side on the album for "Old Time Rock and Roll" was the song "Sunspot Baby". With a length of three minutes and twelve seconds, this single was released by Capitol Records.

The writing crew included Seger, but the main writer was George Jackson, aided by Thomas E. Jones. The producer was Seger himself, taking place in the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. The recording also took place in Detroit, at the Sound Suite Studios.

"Old Time Rock and Roll" is meant to be a flashback of the rock ‘n’ roll period, becoming a very popular song. It was ultimately placed second on the Top 40 Jukebox Singles in the year 1996. In 2001, it was also included in a list called Songs of the Century, which was released in 2001. In 2004, it reached the rank 100 on the 100 Years… 100 Songs list by AFI.

The history of the song was that a demo was sent to Seger by The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. He decided to modify the version that he received, even the lyrics, yet he was left uncredited as contributing to the writing. Because of the lack of credit, the song was used in an advertisement video for Hardee.

Once the band started touring in Europe and seeing that the audience loved the song, they accepted it, even if initially most of them didn’t agree with that style.

In 1983, "Old Time Rock and Roll" was used in a movie starring Tom Cruise, one called "Risky Business". The scene in which Cruise is shown as singing the song is called a classic for the cinema industry. The song was also used in "Garfield: The Movie", "Alvin and the Chipmunks" and several advertisements for multiple "Guitar Hero" video games.

This rock single was also featured in several TV shows, such as "The Nanny", "Growing Pains", "ALF", "Scrubs", "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" or "South Park". It was also used in the show "Glee".

"Old Time Rock and Roll" was the fourth single for the album "Strangers in Town" and was moderately successful in the US.

It managed to reach rank 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. In Australia, the song also ranked third.

Old Time Rock and Roll
Artist:Bob Seger
Producers:Seger, Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section
Released:March 1979
Album:Stranger In Town
Writers:Seger, Thomas E. Jones III, George Jackson
Track length:3:12

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Cedric Booker April 26, 2016 at 06:30 #1

My music coach Paul Daron, has been teaching music in Baton Rouge, LA for 40 years. Paul is helping learn to play piano and guitar again after my stroke. Since, we used to sing and play this on stage he is hoping it will revive my long term memory of this awesome tune by Bob Seger,