La Grange: ZZ Top

Song: La Grange (1973) Artist: ZZ Top Album: Tres Hombres What’s the most covered ZZ Top song? La Grange. What ZZ Top Song is most often played on the radio? La Grange. Released in 1973 on the album, Tres Hombres, the song also has the most interesting history, although it was not originally a big hit, … Read more

Soulshine by Allman Brothers Band

Song: Soulshine (1994) Artist: Allman Brothers Band Album: Where It All Begins Soulshine is actually the song I think about when I think of the Allman Brothers Band. But, not even the songwriter himself, Warren Haynes, who joined the band in 1989 after they reunited, originally thought of it as an Allman Brothers song. When … Read more

Road To Shambala

Song: Shambala (1973) Artist: Three Dog Night Album: Cyan “Everyone is helpful, everyone is kind, On the road to Shambala…” Like all of Three Dog Night’s top ten hits, Shambala was a cover song. It was actually written by Daniel Moore, but the first artist to make the song actually entered a week before Three … Read more

Want Some Whiskey In Your Water? | Mama Told Me

Song: Mama Told Me (Not To Come) – 1970 Artist: Three Dog Night Album: It Ain’t Easy “Mama told me not to come; that ain’t the way to have fun!” Three Dog Night, from 1969 to 1975, was a hit-making machine. They had 21 songs on the charts, and 11 of them were in the … Read more

Wake Up Maggie I Think I Got Something To Say To You

Song: Maggie May (1971) Artist: Rod Stewart Album: Every Picture Tells a Story (Mercury) Maggie May was Rod Stewart’s first big number one hit. Ironically, it was the B-side of the song he thought would be his breakthrough, Reason to Believe, a cover of a folk song by Tim Hardin, today a true classic in … Read more

No One Knows What It’s Like (To Be the Bad Man): What Song Is It?

Song: Behind Blue Eyes (1971) Artist: The Who Album: Who’s Next (Decca) The lyric “No one knows what it’s like to be the bad man” comes from the song Behind Blue Eyes, released on The Who’s album Who’s Next in 1971. A tortured and dark acoustic ballad, the song was originally part of a collection of songs … Read more