Like a Rock (song)

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"Like a Rock"
LikeARock - Seger.jpg
Single by Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
from the album Like a Rock
  • "Livin' Inside My Heart"
  • "Katmandu" (live version)
ReleasedMay 1986
Format7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
GenreHeartland rock, country rock
Length4:36 (single version)
5:56 (12" single and album version)
Songwriter(s)Bob Seger
Producer(s)Punch Andrews, David N. Cole, Bob Seger
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band singles chronology
"American Storm"
"Like a Rock"
"It's You"

"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.[1]

Background and writing[edit]

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."[2]

In media[edit]

The guitar track was over dubbed by Rick Vito.

The song was also featured in the 2005 film The Weather Man, starring Nicolas Cage and Michael Caine.

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.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
Canadian RPM Top Singles 33
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 5
US Billboard Hot 100[1] 12
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[1] 21
US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks[1] 1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Bob Seger > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  2. ^ The Pop Life - Bob Seger's view of life and loving

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