Bob Seger August 22, 2023

Mainstreet by Bob Seger - 1977

The song Mainstreet by Bob Seger was released in 1976 as part of his album "Night Moves." It became a popular hit and peaked at number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song is known for its nostalgic lyrics and melodic rock sound, reflecting Seger's experiences growing up in a small town in Michigan.

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Mainstreet by Bob Seger is a classic rock song released in 1976. 

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Mainstreet Bob Seger

 1. The song features a prominent saxophone solo played by Alto Reed, which has become one of the most iconic parts of the song. 

 2. "Mainstreet" was inspired by Seger's own experience of driving down Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan and reminiscing about the past. 

 3. The song was not initially released as a single, but it gained popularity through radio airplay and eventually became one of Seger's most well-known and beloved songs.


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I remember standing on the corner at midnight

Trying to get my courage up

There was this long lovely dancer in a little club downtown

I loved to watch her do her stuff

Through the long lonely nights she filled my sleep

Her body softly swaying to that smoky beat

Down on Mainstreet

In the pool halls, the hustlers and the losers

I used to watch 'em through the glass

Well I'd stand outside at closing time

Just to watch her walk on past

Unlike all the other ladies, she looked so young and sweet

As she made her way alone down that empty street

Down on Mainstreet

And sometimes even now, when I'm feeling lonely and beat

I drift back in time and I find my feet

Down on Mainstreet

Down on Mainstreet

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