In the Mood (Rush song)

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"In the Mood"
Single by Rush
from the album Rush
B-side"What You're Doing"
ReleasedMarch 1, 1974
Recorded1973
GenreHard rock, blues rock
Length3:37
Label
Songwriter(s)Geddy Lee
Producer(s)Rush
Rush singles chronology
"Finding My Way"
(1974)
"In the Mood"
(1974)
"Fly by Night"
(1975)

"In the Mood" is a song by the Canadian rock band Rush from their 1974 debut album Rush. It was at least two years old when recorded for the album.

Composition[edit]

"In the Mood" is three minutes and 34 seconds long. The song was composed in the key of A major and is in 4/4 time.[1][2] It is the only song on the album written entirely by Geddy Lee (the music on all other songs is co-written by guitarist Alex Lifeson).

Lee said that this was the first song he wrote with Lifeson that they "kind of liked".[3]

Lifeson said It "was probably at least two years old, if not three, when we recorded the first album". He also said: "Ged came in and said, 'I've got a good idea for a song' and played it from beginning to end".[4]  

Live performances[edit]

The song was always performed in concert (often in a medley, and usually near the end of the final encore) until the 1992 Roll the Bones Tour, when it was permanently dropped. In live performances, the line "Hey, baby, it's a quarter to eight" was often altered to include a woman's name in place of the word "baby".   The St. Louis classic rock radio station KSHE used to play the song every Friday night at 7:45 ("a quarter to eight").[5]

Reception[edit]

Ultimate Classic Rock thought that it was the worst Rush song released.[6]

Greg Prato of AllMusic called "In the Mood" predictable.[7]

Odyssey rated the song 2.5/5, writing that its lyrics were funny and that its intro riff was very catchy.[8]  

Covers[edit]

The song was covered by Canadian band Sloan for the 2002 movie FUBAR.[9]  

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Charted version is a medley of "Fly by Night" and "In the Mood" from 1976's live album, All the World's a Stage.

Chart Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 88

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/mtd.asp?ppn=MN0061710
  2. ^ https://findsongtempo.com/artists/rush/songs/in-the-mood-a77f6c8f-28ab-4b8d-917d-b9bc84580bdb
  3. ^ https://www.songfacts.com/facts/rush/in-the-mood
  4. ^ https://rushvault.com/2011/01/30/in-the-mood
  5. ^ http://www.classicrockreview.com/2014/08/1974-rush
  6. ^ "This Website Uses Cookies". ultimateclassicrock.com. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  7. ^ Prato, Greg. "Rush - Rush". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 17, 2011.
  8. ^ Clouse, Matthew. "Rush: Rush Album Review". theodysseyonline.com. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  9. ^ "FUBAR: The Album – Various Artists | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Rush – Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com.

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