Night Moves
Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
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I was a little too tall
Could've used a few pounds
Tight pants points hardly reknown
She was a black haired beauty with big dark eyes
And points all her own sitting way up high

1977
4
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1977
  • single released: Dec 12, 1976
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • the first of seven Top-10 singles charted on the Hot 100 by Bob Seger in his career
  • from Bob Seger's ninth studio album, Night Moves (1976)
  • on the record:
         Bob Seger - vocals
         Drew Abbott - guitar
         Joe Miquelon - guitar
         Chris Campbell - bass
         Doug Riley - piano, organ
         Alto Reed - saxophone
         Charlie Allen Martin - drums
         Sharon Lee Williams - backing vocals
         Rhonda Silver - backing vocals
         Laurel Ward - backing vocals
  • written by Bob Seger
  • the inspiration for "Night Moves" lyrics came from Bob Seger's youth - "I was shy; super shy. And I happened to fall into a faster crowd than I'd ever been in before. Because I played music, I was sort of a gimmick for those guys. And I got to meet the really 'hot' chicks, and I had my first great love affair, which is what 'Night Moves' is about; it's about that girl. You know, the girl with the big breasts that we all went kazappo for when we reached puberty. It was a really mad, crazy affair. The album as well as the song were inspired by American Graffiti. I came out of the theater thinking, 'Hey, I've got a story to tell, too! Nobody has ever told about how it was to grow up in my neck of the woods.'"
  • produced by Jack Richardson
  • recorded at Nimbus Nine Studios, Toronto, Ontario
  • Capitol Records label
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