Like a Rock (song)
|"Like a Rock"|
|Single by Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band|
|from the album Like a Rock|
|Format||7" vinyl, 12" vinyl|
|Genre||Heartland rock, country rock|
4:36 (single version)|
5:56 (12" single and album version)
|Producer(s)||Punch Andrews, David N. Cole, Bob Seger|
|Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band singles chronology|
"Like a Rock" is a song written by American singer-songwriter Bob Seger. It was recorded with The Silver Bullet Band and released in May 1986 as the second single from their album Like a Rock. The single peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks.
Background and writing
Seger told the New York Times that the song "was inspired partly by the end of a relationship I had that had lasted for 11 years. You wonder where all that time went. But beyond that, it expresses my feeling that the best years of your life are in your late teens when you have no special commitments and no career. It's your last blast of fun before heading into the cruel world."
The guitar track was over dubbed by Rick Vito.
This song's greatest exposure was in Chevrolet truck television advertisements from 1991 until 2004, for Chevrolet's massively successful "Like a Rock" campaign, which was also one of their longest-running ad campaigns. The song would help sell millions of trucks over the years, and is still widely associated with Chevrolet today.
|Canadian RPM Top Singles||33|
|Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks||5|
|US Billboard Hot 100||12|
|US Billboard Adult Contemporary||21|
|US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||1|
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