Bob Seger's career was on fire in 1978. He was packing arenas from coast to coast, and every single he released raced up the charts. "Hollywood Nights" - the second single from Stranger in Town - is the story of a Midwestern boy who finds himself in the bright lights of Hollywood (much like Seger himself). He meets a beautiful woman "born with a face that would let her get her way." They have a wild time in Hollywood, until one morning he wakes up alone. (A Michigan girl would never pull such a move.) Despite the broken heart, our Midwestern boy is changed forever and wonders if he can ever go home.
The song reached Number 12, but it's not exactly Bob Seger's life story. He still lives in Michigan and is as un-Hollywood as one can get.