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Bob Seger Rock And Roll Songs 
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Bob Seger Rock And Roll

Welcome to my Bob Seger rock and roll songs page where you'll find a collection of free demos, free chord sheets, rhythm tips and if required, full lesson tutorials for a small fee.

I'm using Bob Seger album covers to indicate the album source for each song below.

Use jump links in menu below to quickly get to each song.


Bob Seger Rock And Roll Songs
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1. Against The Wind

Against The Wind hails from the 1980 album of the same name and the song peaked at #5 in the US.

The Janey mentioned in the song was a real person Bob Seger dated from 1972 to 1983. 

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = use a root up down up root up down up pattern 
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, Bm, C, D, Am, Em
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2. Beautiful Loser

Beautiful Loser was also the name of an album Bob Seger released in 1975 which was his 8th album.

The song just missed entering the Billboard Top 100 but became more well known the following year when it showed up on his "Live Bullet" album and paired up with the song Travelin' Man.

 The song peaked at #103. Download the Beautiful Loser Bob Seger lyrics below.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = use a root up down up root up down up pattern 
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, Am, C, D, Em, A7, A#
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3. Betty Lou's Gettin Out Tonight

Betty Lou's Gettin Out Tonight hails from the 1980 album called "Against The Wind" which won Bob Seger and band a Grammy Award. It remains Bob Segers only #1 album.

The song that was never released as a single, but has a high energy rock and roll vibe which is hard to ignore.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = down up down up or you can use all downstrokes
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, G, A
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4. By The River

By The River is on the 1995 "It's A Mystery" album which was Seger's last album until he returned to the music recording scene in 2006.

The song was not released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 1st Fret = original key
  • Rhythm = use a root down root down up and repeat 
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, Em, D, C, D, B7, G7, C/G
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5. Fire Lake

Fire Lake was a big song for Bob Seger reaching #6 when it was released from the 1980 "Against The Wind" album. The song was originally planned to be on the 1975 "Beautiful Loser" album but wasn't finished in time.

The Eagles members Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Timothy B Schmidt sang backup harmony near the end of the track.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = root down up root up down up and repeat 
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = G, D, Em, D/Gb, Bm, Am, Cmaj7
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6. Hollywood Nights

Hollywood Nights was a movie soundtrack in Beverly Hills cop starring Eddie Murphy. It can get a little tiring on the right arm if you're not used to playing these three chords this way but it gives a full rhythm sound to the song overall.

The song reached #12 in both Canada and the US in 1978 from the "Stranger In Town" album.

Download the Bob Seger Hollywood Nights lyrics below.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = use a quick dn up dn up shuffle and then a pause up dn up pause up dn up etc and then blend in the shuffle pattern
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = E, A, D
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7. I Feel Like A Number

I Feel Like A Number is 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. 

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: yes within the rhythm
  • Chords: D, G, A
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8. Jody Girl

Jody Girl is a track on the 1975 album "Beautiful Loser".

The song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root up down up root up down up - you could also use a root down up down up root up dpwn up as in a quick shuffle but it's not necessary
  • Picking = No, there is a few riffs you can blend in
  • Chords = E, A, B
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9. Mainstreet

Mainstreet was released as a single from the Night Moves album in 1976.

The song was a #1 in Canada and a #24 in the US.

Download the Main Street Bob Seger lyrics below.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = use a down down up down down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, C, G, Em, Bm, Gbm, A (or Asus4), Am
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10. Night Moves

Night Moves hails from the 1976 album of the same name. It took Bob Seger six months to write this song and by the time he was ready to record it, his Silver Bullet Band had returned to Detroit from a Toronto concert.

So Seger used some session musicians to record the track in a Toronto recording studio.

That song reached #5 in the US and #4 in Canada and was the single that propelled Bob Seger into the national spotlight in 1976.

Download the Night Moves Bob Seger chords and lyrics below.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down up stop up down up stop up is the main pattern here
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = G, F, C, Em, D, Cmaj7, Am7, Bm
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11. No Mans Land

No Mans Land can be found on the 1980 "Against The Wind" album.

This song was not one of the four singles released from that album.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: just a few riffs
  • Chords: C, G, D, Am, F, A#
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12. Old Time Rock & Roll

Old Time Rock And Roll has 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. 

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: 4th fret
  • Rhythm: downstrokes
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, G, A
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13. Rock And Roll Never Forgets

Rock And Roll Never Forgets was the third single from the "Night Moves" album and peaked at #41in the US and #48 in Canada.

This one is a crowd pleaser at concerts and is a tribute to Chuck Berry.

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: down up down up and you can use downstrokes in combination
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, G, Em, A, E
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14. Shame On The Moon (Blame It On Midnight)

Shame On The Moon was written by country artist Rodney Crowell 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. 

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, Em, C, D, A#
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15. Ship Of Fools

Ship Of Fools hails form the highly successful "Night Moves" album of 197, but tis song was never released as a single.

The album itself has gone on to sell more than 6 million copies in the US and to date is his best selling album.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = use a root up down up root up down up pattern 
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = G, D, Am, C, Em, Cmaj7
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16. Still The Same

Still The Same hails from the "Stranger In Town" album from in 1978. Bob Seger was once asked what was the meaning of Still The Same and his answer was it's about various people and characters he'd run into when he first went out to Hollywood.

The song reached #4 in Canada and was a top 40 in several other countries.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down up and  repeat
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = C, Em, G, F, Am, E7, Dm
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17. Sunspot Baby

Sunspot Baby is also a track on the "Night Moves" album but was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: main downstrokes but you'll use a few upstrokes between each line with the riff
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: E, A, B
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18. The Fire Down Below

The Fire Down Below this was another track on the "Night Moves" album that was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: downstrokes mainly with a few chops
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: E, A, B, G7, Gb
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19. Travelin Man

Travelin Man hails from the Bob Seger album Beautiful Loser, which was released back in 1975. It was also on the Live Bullet albul from 1976.

The song was released as a single from the Live Bullet album but it did not chart.

Download the Travelin Man Bob Seger lyrics below.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = a steady shuffle will work here with some down up down up sections
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = A/D, A, Gbm, G, D/G, D, Dbm, C, Bm
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20. Turn The Page

Turn The Page 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.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: use a down down up down up down up and repeat with a steady shuffle
  • Picking: just a few riffs in the rhythm
  • Chords: Em, D, A, C
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21. Understanding

Understanding was written for the 1984 movie "Teachers" and became a top 20 hit in the later part of 1984.

It peaked at #17 in the US and # 38 in Canada.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat will work
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: G, C/G, C, D, Bm, Am7, D7
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22. We've Got Tonight 

We've Got Tonight was a #10 in Canada and a #13 in the US where he released this song back in 1978. The track is on his live album "Nine Tonight".

Kenny Rogers and Sheena Easton covered the song in 1983 and Ronan Keating also did the song in 2002.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = you can use a root down root down and repeat as you move thru this one due to the piano
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = A, E, D, Dmaj7, Esus, E/Ab, D/Gb, A/E, F
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23. You'll Accompany Me

You'll Accompany Me 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 an easy best Bob Seger covers tune to learn, this one fits the bill with no lead work required.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: just a steady shuffle
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: C, G, F
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