Hollywood Nights (song)

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"Hollywood Nights"
Single by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
from the album Stranger in Town
Released 1978
Format 7-inch
Genre
Length 5:05
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Bob Seger
Producer(s) Bob Seger and Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band singles chronology
"Still the Same"
(1978)
"Hollywood Nights"
(1978)
"We've Got Tonight"
(1978)

"Hollywood Nights" is a song written and recorded by American rock artist Bob Seger. It was released in 1978 as the second single from his album, Stranger in Town. The single edit reached No. 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.[1] In the UK, the full five-minute version was released as a single on black and silver vinyl, and gave him his chart debut at No. 42. A live version from the in-concert album Nine Tonight in 1981 was issued in the UK as a single and charted at No. 49, while a reissue of the original version in 1995 charted at No. 52.

Background[edit]

Seger said "The chorus just came into my head; I was driving around in the Hollywood Hills, and I started singing 'Hollywood nights/Hollywood hills/Above all the lights/Hollywood nights.' I went back to my rented house, and there was a Time magazine with Cheryl Tiegs on the cover...I said 'Let's write a song about a guy from the Midwest who runs into someone like this and gets caught up in the whole bizarro thing.'" [2]

In popular culture[edit]

The song appeared in the video games Guitar Hero World Tour and Grand Theft Auto V. This song was used in The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014 in the segment 1.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Top Singles 12
New Zealand Singles Chart 38
UK Singles Chart 42
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Pop Songs: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 218. 
  2. ^ Scott Sparling. "The Seger File: Stranger in Town". Retrieved 2013-09-21. 

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