Against the Wind (5:28)

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Seger’s ‘Against the Wind’ cut, originally released on the album of the same name in early 1980, definitely was the moving force behind that album’s Billboard #1 status. With help from Glenn Frey and Eagles producer Bill Szymczyk, Seger had the use of a high-end studio and much better equipment to take the time needed to turn out a quality product. This single piece, as regarded by most, if not all of the music industry, represented Bob Seger’s crowning achievement.

The song gained another wide-spread resurgence of interest 14 years later in 1994, featured on the sound track of the critically acclaimed, Academy Award winning movie, Forrest Gump. Here it found much new appreciation with younger people, and a whole new sect of Seger fans.

Bob has an earlier song Wildfire that was recently re-released on the album Early Seger, Vol. 1 (which is available on Amazon as an MP3 download). The melody is very similar to Against the Wind, but is about the first meeting with Jamie. Listening to both together tells an even more poignant story.

Against the Wind has a deep, well-taught story which means so much to so many people. Listening to it makes one think of their own life, especially if the situation directly parallels the story of the music. It always gets me nostalgic and regretful. I remember, some years later, receiving a letter from my daughter.


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  • tcanofpee


    20 Aug 2014 Reply
  • marjo47

    Thanks Don. fab. song!

    25 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Fun-n-Flirty

    I can remember I had just turned 21, my friends took me out and this song was played at the club. Against the Wind. A great Seger song.

    7 Jul 2014 Reply

    Still young (AKA: in my heart and soul) I will always love this tune! Heck, it came into my life when I was in my early teens! Still captures my heart and soul! :-)

    1 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Karenna118

    My favorite singer ever!

    29 Jun 2014 Reply
  • oldiesfanjohn

    Aah aah... Summertime in a different universe many many moons ago. ( :

    26 Jun 2014 Reply
  • jstagman

    Like classic country music? Outlaw country? Check out The Highwaymen's version of this track. It's on their first album. Cash, Nelson, Jennings & Kristofferson. Ultimate supergroup. Saw them play live in Joliet, IL in 1992. They created a great catalog of timeless music.

    24 Jun 2014 Reply
  • serendipity_-


    8 Jun 2014 Reply

    MMM! I look below at the blogs from a lot of different peeps. I do ? their comment! I have no clue what the heck they are thinking! Okay, now hear what I want to say about Mr. Bob Seger! He Rocks! Against the Wind! WHHOOOOOO!

    28 Dec 2013 Reply
  • AlexChaus


    13 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Andy-Soul

    Still running ....

    1 Dec 2013 Reply


    16 Nov 2013 Reply
  • dogs_best_frnd

    It is better to run against the wind than it is to Piss against the me!!!

    30 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Donnaturner808


    6 Oct 2013 Reply

    HELL YA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 Oct 2013 Reply
  • greenvillepa

    This is an epic [2] But do not spank me !

    27 Sep 2013 Reply

    This is an a Epic "Spank" :-)

    7 Sep 2013 Reply
  • supermediadave

    Lots to think it.

    17 Aug 2013 Reply
  • greenvillepa

    Sing it Bob !!!!

    12 Aug 2013 Reply
  • frearson10

    Yeah, life is like an olympic event. Not a 100 yard dash, but more like a marathon or decathalon!

    28 Jul 2013 Reply
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