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Bob Seger: 15 Songs You Can Stream Now

After long holdout, select tunes from legendary rocker finally available on Spotify and other streaming services

Bob Seger performing in 1980.


Finally! Bob Seger has always been one of the more vocal streaming holdouts but today some of his most beloved albums – including the Bob Seger System’s 1969 LP Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man, his 1976 classic Night Moves and his two volumes of Greatest Hits – finally made their way onto Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Napster and Slacker Radio. We’re still waiting for some very fine records to see the light of digital day (Mongrel, please!). But we’re psyched all the same. Here’s a quick guide to the finest moments from what’s available. 

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“Fire Lake” (1980)

One of Seger’s most quixotic lyrics, “Fire Lake” comes off like an allegory about heaven and hell, complete with a reference to Wild Bill Hickock’s “dead man’s hand” (eights and aces), which he was holding when he got shot in the back. Regardless of its meaning, it was catchy enough to be the first single from Against the Wind, thanks in part to an assist from The Eagles’ Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Timothy B. Schmit, who sang backup on the tune a year after Seger gave them the chorus to “Heartache Tonight.”

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“Roll Me Away” (1983)

Some of the production may not have aged all that well, but if you’re willing to surrender yourself to it, this road tale is one of Seger’s most exhilarating moments. It’s all about borrowed E Streeter Roy Bittan’s lyrical piano and the spectacular bridge, where Bob remembers the moment his “soul began to rise” after he spotted a hawk in the sky. -BH

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