Lucifer (Bob Seger song)

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Single by Bob Seger System
from the album Mongrel
B-side "Big River"
Released 1970
Format 7-inch
Genre Rock
Length 2:29
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Bob Seger

Punch Andrews

Bob Seger singles chronology
"Innervenus Eyes"
"Lookin' Back"

"Lucifer" is a song written by Bob Seger featured on the album Mongrel. It reached #84 on the Pop Singles chart in 1970. Many Seger fans consider this to be one of Seger's best. Ben Edmonds, in his review of Mongrel, called "Lucifer" "easily the strongest cut on the record, and a great song in its own right. It's simple, straightforward rock: the band (especially the organ) shows a clear comprehension of the song's rhythmical movement."[1] The Bob Seger System performed this song on the TV show Upbeat. A clip of the song was used in the sixth season finale of Entourage, episode "Give a Little Bit."


Seger refers back to the Ramblin' Gamblin' Man album multiple times:

  • "Ramblin', Gamblin', Lovin', Shovin'"
  • "Lucy Blue, Chicago Green, I'll love 'em 'til they thaw"

Lucy Blue and Chicago Green are both characters who appear on RGM. Lucy Blue is seen in "Tales of Lucy Blue," and Chicago Green appears in "Down Home".

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1970) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 84