Roll On (Kid Rock song)

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"Roll On"
Single by Kid Rock
from the album Rock n Roll Jesus
Released September 23, 2008
Recorded Allen Roadhouse
Genre Country rock, country blues
Length 6:12
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Robert James Ritchie
Producer(s) Kid Rock with Rob Cavallo
Kid Rock singles chronology
"All Summer Long"
(2008)
"Roll On"
(2008)
"Rock n Roll Jesus"
(2008)

"Roll On" is the fourth single from Kid Rock's triple-platinum album Rock n Roll Jesus. It was shipped to radio on September 23, 2008. The song failed to chart in the United States. In Germany it peaked at No. 59. The video of the song was very successful on the VH1 weekly Top 20 countdown, peaking at No. 4.

Content[edit]

The song deals with Kid Rock coming to terms with himself aging and talks of enjoying the time he has left with his family. It is an acoustic country ballad with gospel vocals provided by Jessica Wagner. The song incorporates jazz with a long saxophone solo by David McMurray.

Critical reception[edit]

Billboard described the song as "a soulful high-water mark",[1] and it has also been described as "Motown-influenced".[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was shot for it in August 2008 in Detroit,[3] including at the Motown Historical Museum.[4] The video features landmarks such as Tiger Stadium, Comerica Park, Lafayette Coney Island and the Uniroyal Giant Tire near Interstate 94.[5] Kid Rock said, with respect to the video, that he "really wanted to capture the heart and soul of Detroit."[6]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Germany (Media Control Charts)[7] 59

References[edit]

  1. ^ Graff, Gary (October 13, 2007). "Rock 'n' Roll Jesus". Billboard 119 (41): 68. 
  2. ^ "Kid Rock Finds Religion on New CD". Ottawa Citizen. July 30, 2007. p. C2. 
  3. ^ Graham, Adam (August 29, 2008). "'I'm Rich. I Don't Care': A Free-Flowing Conversation with Kid Rock". The Detroit News. p. 10. 
  4. ^ Whitall, Susan (August 28, 2008). "Kid Rock Films Music Video at Motown". The Detroit News. [page needed]
  5. ^ Graham, Adam (October 4, 2008). "Kid Rock Loves Detroit in Newest Video". The Detroit News. p. D4. 
  6. ^ "Kid Rock's Video for 'Roll On' to Showcase Detroit". Charleston Daily Mail. August 29, 2008. p. D3. 
  7. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved June 8, 2011.