Although he has continued to sell out concerts and claim legendary rock star status, his most successful years will always be calculated as the period between and So in the end, creating a top 10 list was just impossible. Even a top 20 list clearly omits some of his greatest work. It was the closing track of the album.
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Bob Seger is The Man. As American rockers go, he has no equal, other than Bruce Springsteen. Album after album, one hit song after another, the Detroit rocker crafted songs that had music fans everywhere turning volume knobs clockwise. The best of what is now considered classic rock includes tons of Seger albums ten of which went platinum : Beautiful Loser , Night Moves , Stranger in Town , Against the Wind. Imagine that. Making a Top 10 list of Bob Seger songs is like picking the prettiest girl in the Miss Universe Competition, or deciding which state smokes the best barbeque. Good luck with that. The fact that Seger started his lyrical road trip in Mackinaw City is all kinds of Michigan cool. A deep cut off Night Moves , perhaps. It is a tale of love hitting the sourest of notes and getting used and left behind.
Bob Seger doesn't do the things most rock stars do. He's aged naturally, allowing his hair to gray and his waistline to expand. He's never released a box set, a memoir, deluxe editions of his own albums, a documentary about his career or even a DVD. Most of his early albums aren't even in print. There's a beautiful simplicity to all this, and his career has still managed to flourish.
Bob Seger 's career trajectory nearly mirrors Bruce Springsteen 's, his main competition in the late-'70s for the heartland-rock audience. Both singer-songwriters started in the late-'60s in garage bands that made their livings, and local reputations, in bars. Both grew up on '60s soul, which they incorporated into their own music.