Mainstreet (song)

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Single by Bob Seger & The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section
from the album Night Moves
B-side "The Fire Down Below"
Released April 18, 1977
Format 7"
Genre Rock
Length 3:34
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Bob Seger
Producer(s) Bob Seger
Bob Seger & The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section singles chronology
"Night Moves"
"Rock and Roll Never Forgets"

"Mainstreet" is the title of a song written and recorded by Bob Seger & The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. The eponymous street is in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Seger's childhood home.[1] It was released in April 1977 as the fourth single from the album Night Moves. The song peaked at #24 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and has since become a staple of classic rock radio. The song also reached number-one in Canada.[2]

It is in the key of D major,[3] though some may consider it D Mixolydian.

The song was covered by Uncle Kracker on his 2009 album Happy Hour.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
Canadian RPM Singles Chart 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 24


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  2. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 27, No. 14, July 02 1977". RPM. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  3. ^ Stephenson, Ken (2002). What to Listen for in Rock: A Stylistic Analysis, p.44. ISBN 978-0-300-09239-4.
Preceded by
"Lucille" by Kenny Rogers
Canadian RPM Top Singles number-one single
July 2, 1977
Succeeded by
"Undercover Angel" by Alan O'Day