500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Cheap Trick, 'Surrender'
Writer: Rick Nielsen
Producer: Tom Werman
Released: May '78, Epic
8 weeks; No. 62
Cheap Trick provided the ultimate Seventies teen anthem in "Surrender," with a verse about a kid who catches his parents making out and gets stoned to his Kiss records. Guitarist- songwriter Nielsen's secret? "I [had] to go back and put myself in the head of a 14-year-old."
Appears on: Heaven Tonight (Epic)
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