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More Than A Feeling
Boston
Boston 1976 More Than A Feeling 45

I looked out this morning
And the sun was gone
Turned on some music to start my day
I lost myself in a familiar song
I closed my eyes and I slipped away

1976
5
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1976
  • from Boston's debut album, Boston (1976)
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • RIAA certified Digital Gold
  • the first hit single for Boston
  • on the record:
       Brad Delp- vocals
       Tom Scholz- all guitars, bass
       Sib Hashian- drums
  • written by Tom Scholz
  • Scholz: "The song was not written about an actual event. It was written about a fantasy event. But it’s one that almost everybody can identify with, of somebody losing somebody that was important to them, and music taking them back there. There actually was a real Marianne. She was my older first cousin, who I had a crush on when I was 10. I ran into her many many years later and she was very annoyed at me for mentioning that she was my older cousin. It’s a piece of music that really takes me to someplace else when I listen to it. Which is my criteria for whether a recording I come up with is worthy of going on a Boston album. I shut my eyes and I play it at the end of a long day in the studio. If I still enjoy it, and it takes me some place else, and I forget about all that I had to go through that day, then it’s a winner. “More than a Feeling” did that for me."
  • Scholz credits The Left Banke's 1966 hit "Walk Away Renee" as his main inspiration for "More Than A Feeling"
  • produced by John Boylan, Tom Scholz
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