This Bob Seger guitar cover songs page has a list of over 20 Bob Seger hit songs that you can easily learn on the acoustic with my free demos, chord sheets and full lesson tutorials available for purchase for a small fee if required.
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From the 1978 album "Strange In Town" this song hit #12 on the Billboard charts. Bob was driving through the Hollywood Hills when the inspiration came to him and also glancing at the cover of Cheryl Tiegs on the cover of Time magazine, brought the song to life.
This song was off of the 1978 "Stranger In Town" album but was not released as a single until three years later in 1981. It peaked at #48 in the US and #29 in Canada.
Jody Girl hails from the 1975 album, "Beautiful Loser" but was never released as a single.
The "Night Moves" album was released in 1976 and Mainstreet is from that album. The song reached #24 in the US and hit #1 in Canada. The street in the song is actually called Ann Street which is just off of Mainstreet in Ann Arbor, Michigan. But I guess that lyric didn't work as well, so Mainstreet was used.
Bob Seger was in Canada in 1976 when this song was recorded in Toronto using mainly session musicians since The Silver Bullet Band had returned to the US. Released a s a single from the album of the same name, it hit #4 in the US and #5 in Canada, propelling Bob Seger onto the national music scene.
Outside of the high vocals in this one, it's also considered one of those easy Bob Seger guitar cover songs for the acoustic.
This track can be found on the 1980 "Against The Wind" album but was not one of the four singles released from that album.
There is a bit of odd history to this song which appeared on the 1978 album "Stranger In Town". The intro which you hear twice was an error on the demo tape by one of the engineers at Muscle Shoals Studio in Alabama. Seger thought it was part of the song so left it in.
Also, a teenager at the time by the name of Howie McDonald banged on the back door of the studio and asked the engineer if he could play on a record, so the engineer told him to go get his guitar. It was in the car as his parents waited in the parking lot. They hooked him up and he played the lead on the track.
Bob Seger claims he re-wrote the verses but left the chorus as is from the original lyrics by George Jackson, a blues musician. After playing it a few times in Europe, the band took a liking to the song which also appeared in the 1983 movie "Risky Business" starring Tom Cruise. The song peaked at #28 on the US charts.
This was the third single from the "Night Moves" album and peaked at #41, but is a crowd pleaser at concerts and a tribute to Chuck Berry.
Country artist Rodney Crowell actually wrote this song and it was included on Segar's 1983 album "The Distance". The song crossed over onto the country charts peaking at #15 there and hit #2 on Billboards Hot 100. Glenn Frey from The Eagles also sang on this track and the song was also covered by Tanya Tucker later in 1983. This one should be on your easy Bob Seger guitar cover songs list to learn for gigs.
This song hails from the "Stranger In Town" album and reached #4 on the charts in 1978.
This song is also on the "Night Moves" album but was never released as a single.
Like Sunspot Baby mentioned above, this was another track on the "Night Moves" album that was never released as a single.
This track appears on the "Beautiful Loser" album.
This song first appeared on Seger's "Back In 72" album and then re-appeared on his 1976 "Live Bullet" album. The song was released as a single but never charted. Jon English, Metallica and Waylon Jennings have all covered this song.
This song was written for the 1984 movie "Teachers" and became a top 20 hit in the later part of 1984.
This song appears on the "Stranger In Town" album and became a #13 pop hit later in 1978. Kenny Rogers and Sheena Easton covered the song in 1983 as did Ronan Keating in 2002.
This was a ballad from the 1980 "Against The Wind" album and peaked at #14 for Bob Seger and has been covered by several artists and even translated into a French version. For easy Bob Seger guitar cover songs to learn, this one fits the bill with no lead work required.
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