In the Street (song)

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"In the Street"
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Single by Big Star
from the album #1 Record
A-side"When My Baby's Beside Me"
ReleasedAugust 1972 (1972-08)
Format7-inch single
GenrePower pop[1]
Producer(s)John Fry

"In the Street" is a song by the American rock band Big Star. It was written by Chris Bell and Alex Chilton. The song was featured on the 1972 album #1 Record. The song was the "B" side of their first single, "When My Baby's Beside Me." Lead vocals on "In the Street" were handled by Chris Bell.

Cover versions[edit]

"In the Street" was recorded by Todd Griffin as "That '70s Song" with additional lyrics by Ben Vaughn as the theme song for the television sitcom That '70s Show. Another recording of "That '70s Song" by Cheap Trick was used as the theme beginning with season two. The Cheap Trick version was released on the That '70s Album soundtrack album and another version by Cheap Trick was released on their album Authorized Greatest Hits.[2]

Track listing[edit]

US 7" single (ADA-2902)[3]
Side A
1."When My Baby's Beside Me"
  • Bell
  • Chilton
Side B
1."In the Street"
  • Bell
  • Chilton


  1. ^ Runtagh, Jordan (April 8, 2016). "Catchy, Loud and Proud: 20 Essential Power Pop Tracks That Will Be Stuck In Your Head Forever". VH1. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  2. ^ Bruce Pollock (1 October 2011). If You Like the Beatles...: Here Are Over 200 Bands, Films, Records and Other Oddities That You Will Love. Backbeat Books. p. 133. ISBN 978-1-61713-070-0.
  3. ^ Martin Popoff (5 August 2010). Goldmine Standard Catalog of American Records 1948–1991. Krause Publications. p. 132. ISBN 1-4402-1621-5.