Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Bob Seger SongsYour picks include 'Roll Me Away,' 'Beautiful Loser' and 'Turn the Page'
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1. 'Turn the Page'
There have been countless songs about the emotional toll of constant touring, but "Turn the Page" is the best. Bob Seger wrote it while on a particularly hard slog of a tour in 1972. He walked into a gas station in Dubuque, Iowa and all the locals glared at the big guy with the long hair. He'd been traveling the country for years with little to show for it and was extremely frustrated, and he poured all those feelings into the lyrics.
The famous sax part was written by Silver Bullet Band saxophonist Alto Reed; the producer told him to write a part that sounded like a lonely street corner in New York at 3 a.m. The song has since been covered by everybody from Metallica to Kid Rock to Waylon Jennings. Seger has many beloved songs, but it's this one that gets the biggest reaction at every show.