Old Time Rock & Roll (5:18)

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“Old Time Rock & Roll” is a song that appears on the 1978 album Stranger in Town by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band. Released as a single in 1979, it reached #28 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Subsequently it has become a standard in popular music. In 1996 it was ranked number two on the Amusement & Music Operators Association’s survey of the Top 40 Jukebox Singles of All Time, and in 2001 it was listed by RIAA as one of the Songs of the Century.
The song was written by George Jackson and Thomas E. Jones III. Seger says that he rewrote the verses but never took any writing credit.

The song featured in the 1983 film Risky Business, starring Tom Cruise.
There are some who mistakenly think it is a Chuck Berry song as they are thinking of Berry’s 1957 hit single “Rock and Roll Music”.


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  • pietrov91

    Jimmy Fallon hot sax !

    24 May 10:32pm Reply
  • oldyfan56

    Whoooooo! I love the old time Rock & Roll! ;-)

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Hasen_Papa

    Cool song for the old men ;-)

    23 Nov 2013 Reply
  • greenvillepa

    Good song.

    15 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Gramaray


    14 Aug 2013 Reply
  • pinslog

    If this doesn't make you smile and tap your foot you must be dead!!! Keep rocking Bob, jeannemelori I'm 71 going on 17

    20 Jul 2013 Reply

    Spank! Everyone get the heck up and dance! :-) HAAA! HAAA! Whooo! Bob Rocks and always! :-)

    27 May 2013 Reply
  • ladysadeyes

    Rock on Bob....nothing better then good old ROCK AND ROLL !!!!!

    15 Apr 2013 Reply
  • jeannemeliori

    I really neededthis tonight. I'm 54 going on 14.

    27 Feb 2013 Reply
  • dollface622

    justcantquit - I so totally agree, he is one of the best.

    19 Feb 2013 Reply
  • CanYouBlush

    just sit on the hill Billy.....it'll come to YOU!!! haha i salute you BOB KNOWS

    17 Feb 2013 Reply
  • admiralrowboat

    I'm thoroughly convinced that these guys just never heard the right music.... That or they're hopelessly of the opinion that "everything used to be good, until _____ ruined it." Regardless, i really like this song.

    3 Dec 2012 Reply
  • r-iman

    I must agree with you Dolphena!!!!

    28 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Ezekiel22


    9 Nov 2012 Reply
  • jmaybee2

    1 of 3 songs I always plug in the Juke Box when hittin the pool table.Bob is a true Rock n Roll Legend

    17 Aug 2012 Reply
  • oldiesfanjohn

    In the top 5 of songs requested to our band back in the day!

    13 Aug 2012 Reply
  • johnmcminn1


    12 Aug 2012 Reply
  • oldiesfanjohn

    As I sit here,,close my eyes..time trip to the summer of '79..Good times!..One of Bob's best!

    25 Jul 2012 Reply
  • greenvillepa


    11 Jun 2012 Reply
  • fairnurse13

    I am 60years old and this song still gets me going!!! Fairnurse13.

    10 Jun 2012 Reply
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