Alex Chilton (song)

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"Alex Chilton"
The Replacements - Alex Chilton cover.jpg
Single by The Replacements
from the album Pleased to Meet Me
B-side "Election Day"
Released 1987
Format 7"
Recorded 1987
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:12
Label Sire
Songwriter(s) Paul Westerberg, Chris Mars, Tommy Stinson
Producer(s) Jim Dickinson
The Replacements singles chronology
"Can't Hardly Wait"
(1987)
"Alex Chilton"
(1987)
"The Ledge"
(1987)
"Can't Hardly Wait"
(1987)
"Alex Chilton"
(1987)
"The Ledge"
(1987)

"Alex Chilton" is a song by American rock band The Replacements from their fifth studio album Pleased to Meet Me. The song is a homage to Alex Chilton, lead singer of The Box Tops and Big Star. Chilton was a guest musician on Pleased to Meet Me, playing guitar on the song "Can't Hardly Wait".

The song is available as a playable track on the music video game Rock Band 2. The song is also heard in the background of the bachelor party scene in season 1, episode 3 of Psych.

External links[edit]

Reference to the song in Alex Chilton's obituary