Favorite "Real People" Songs #6 - "Alex Chilton"

@teamfreak16 (36700)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
December 6, 2017 2:17am CST
Songs with real people in the title is the theme of this particular music countdown, and we are going to ratchet up the energy a few notches with #6 in the series: "Alex Chilton" by The Replacements. From their 1987 album, Pleased to Meet Me, "Alex Chilton" is a nod to the late Box Tops, and Big Star vocalist (unfamiliar? Chilton sang on the Box Tops' big hit, "The Letter," and on Big Star's "In the Street," which you are likely to remember as the theme song for That 70's Show.) "Alex Chilton," which just plain rocks, was released as a single, but never charted. Yet it remains one of The Replacements' best, most popular tunes. It is, however, a playable song in the video game, Rock Star 2. There are a ton of live performance videos of the song on You Tube, but they were all shot from the crowd and have subpar sound. Instead, I've linked to the album version. Enjoy! (Info verified by Wikipedia)
Band: The Replacements Album: Pleased To Meet Me Song: Alex Chilton Awesome song, hope you like it i do not own this song!
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@JohnRoberts (41183)
• Los Angeles, California
6 Dec
A great 80s rocker. KROQ played it a lot.
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@teamfreak16 (36700)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Dec
I bet they did. I'd be surprised if they didn't.
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@RasmaSandra (13427)
• Riga, Latvia
6 Dec
Haven't heard this. I think it really take talent to be able to write songs about real people.
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@teamfreak16 (36700)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Dec
Yeah, it's probably not easy to do.
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@TRBRocks420 (62322)
• Banks, Oregon
6 Dec
Pretty good song and love that 70's show.
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@teamfreak16 (36700)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
6 Dec
It's one of my favorite shows. I love Red.
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@FourWalls (10052)
• United States
6 Dec
I’m in love!! What’s that song? On my list of people songs as well. They met Chilton while recording this, BTW.
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@teamfreak16 (36700)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Dec
I think I read he played guitar on a song from the album.
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@FourWalls (10052)
• United States
7 Dec
@teamfreak16 -- yes, on "Can't Hardly Wait."
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@teamfreak16 (36700)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Dec
@FourWalls - Ah. Yes, that's a good one, too.
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@crossbones27 (15111)
• Redlands, California
7 Dec
There you go, i like this count down. Real crap, people seem to have a problem with real crap. I can't blame them with how our leaders pull off illusions that are so fake. Anyway, nice 80's sound with real lyrics. I guess there was some real band from the 80's. I make bad jokes
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@teamfreak16 (36700)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
8 Dec
One of the best things you can do for somebody is write a song about them, I guess.
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• Redlands, California
8 Dec
@teamfreak16 i guess so. Scott the gracious Would be the coolest drinking buddy. My song to you brother.
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@amadeo (48109)
• United States
6 Dec
not aware of Alex Chilton.Thank you for t he link
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@teamfreak16 (36700)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Dec
Alex Chilton was great. You probably will remember this. He was the singer.
@amadeo (48109)
• United States
7 Dec
@teamfreak16 I may have not sure
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• United States
7 Dec
I'm sure I've heard this before, but it's been a long time. Really cool, thanks for sharing. I do love the other song from the 70's Show.
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@teamfreak16 (36700)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Dec
They actually used his version on the first season.
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