We are the Champions is one of Queen's biggest and most recognizable hits. It peaked at #2 on the U.K. Singles charts and #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in 1977. Stephen Thomas Erlewine, a writer for Allmusic, wrote that the song was written with the plight of the gay community in mind, and that it became a sporting event anthem somewhat by chance. This song was the second track on Queen's 1977 News of the World album. Enjoy!
Baby, I Love Your Way is one of Peter Frampton's signature songs. The live version was the second single released from his massively popular Frampton Comes Alive! album. The original studio version was included on his 1975 Frampton album. Baby, I Love Your Way (Live) peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in 1976. Enjoy!
I graduated from the University of Alabama back in 1993. Back then, before every home game, and right before the players took the field, Sweet Home Alabama was played over the speakers in the stadium. It was an incredible feeling. Sweet Home Alabama is probably the most popular southern rock song of all-time, and the beginning guitar riff is one of kind. Enjoy!
Because Van Halen achieved the majority of their success during the 80's, I think most casual rock fans assume they started in the early 80's. But, Van Halen actually released their self-titled debut album in 1978. You Really Got Me was the first single they released from the album, and it's become one of the all-time greatest hard rock songs of all-time. Enjoy!
Today, I'm going to slow things down a little bit. Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) was a #1 hit for Rod Stewart back in 1976. It also peaked at #5 on the U.K. Singles charts. It's now considered one of the Greatest Love Songs of All-Time. Enjoy!
Wow, this is the first time I saw Blondie's video for X Offender. Debbie Harry was so young back then. She doesn't sound anything like herself in Blondie's later songs like Call Me and Heart of Glass. X Offender was Blondie's first official single from their 1976 self-titled debut album. Enjoy!
American Woman was the Guess Who's only #1 Billboard Hot 100 single. It topped the charts in 1970. American Woman has become one of the most recognizable rock songs of all-time. Lenny Kravitz released a fantastic version of the song in 1999 for the soundtrack to the film Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. Enjoy!
Dream Police was the first single released from Cheap Trick's 1979 album of the same name. It's considered to be one of Cheap Trick's biggest hits. Even though Dream Police only made it to #26 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, it's become a staple on classic rock stations around the country. Enjoy!
Hotel California by the Eagles is arguably their biggest hit. It's definitely one of the most recognizable songs of all-time. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts for one week back in 1977, and it won the Eagles a Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1978. This video is one of my favorite performances of the song. Enjoy!