The 10 Best Bachman Turner Songs of All-Time

Bachman Overdrive

Bachman-Turner Overdrive is a rock band best known for their hits “Takin’ Care of Business,” “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet,” and “Let It Ride.” The group, which was formed in Canada in 1973, consists of Randy Bachman (guitar), Fred Turner (bass guitar), Robbie Bachman (drums), and Tim Bachman. This post will list the ten best songs by this popular ’70s group.

10. Hold Back the Water (1973)

 

This song was released in 1973 as a single and on the album “Bachman-Turner Overdrive II.” The lyrics are about how they’re not going to hold back or give up what is theirs. They won’t let anyone take it from them because, if anything, they want more of what’s coming their way, which is a lot of money. The singer also mentions that they’re not going to let anyone stop them from getting more than what they want. The lyrics are thought-provoking and exciting because it’s hard for people in today’s world with so much temptation to hold back on anything or give up their goals.

9. Stayed Awake, All Night, 1973

 

This song was released in 1973 as a single and on the album “Bachman-Turner Overdrive.” The lyrics are about how difficult it is to stay awake all Night. The singer also laments that he has lost his love while staying up, making him feel so lonely. It’s hard for him to live his life without her. This is a catchy song with interesting lyrics that are well-written and thought-provoking. The guitar riff comes in at just the right time, making this one of their better songs. It’s not their most popular or iconic single, but it deserves its place on this list because of how great it is.

8. The Sledgehammer, 1974

 

This song was released in 1974 as a single and on the album “Bachman-Turner Overdrive II.” The lyrics are about how success is knocking at their door. There may be an allusion to Jesus Christ when he says, “Nigh unto me with your sweet refrain.” This could also be referring to the two lines of the song that say, “I feel so good inside.” This is one of their less well-known songs, but it’s still worth listening to. It has a catchy melody and engaging lyrics, which are thought-provoking. The guitar riff comes in at just the right time and makes this song memorable.

7. Shotgun, Rider, 1977

 

This song was released in 1977 as a single and on the album “Bachman-Turner Overdrive II.” The lyrics are about how they’re ready for action. They want to go out into the world with their guns blazing and stand up against anyone who’s trying to take what is theirs.

6. Rock Is My Life, and This Is My Song

 

This song was released in 1977 as a single and on the album “Street Action.” The lyrics of this song are about how rock music is their first love, who they will always be loyal to. The singer also states that rock is what saved them from life’s meanness. There may be an allusion to the Beatles’ 1968 song “Rocky Raccoon” in the line, “I told you something once before.” This is an iconic single from Bachman Turner Overdrive, and it deserves its place on this list. The lyrics are thought-provoking, while the guitar riff is memorable. It’s one of their well-known songs that is still played on the radio today. Other artists have covered this song, including Cyndi Lauper, who released her version of it as a single in 1983. It is also featured on The John Lennon Tribute concert album “Live In New York” from 1987. The lyrics are well-written and catchy, while the guitar riff is memorable. It’s one of their well-known songs that is still played on the radio today.

5. Four Wheel Drive, 1975

 

According to Songfacts.com, this song was released in 1975 as a single and on the album “Four Wheel Drive.” The lyrics are about how they’re not going to be pushed around. They will take care of themselves because there’s no one else who can do it for them. The singer also says he won’t ever let anyone try and stop him from getting what he wants. This is a catchy song with intriguing lyrics that are well-written and thought-provoking. The guitar riff comes in at just the right time, making this one of their better songs. It’s not their most popular or iconic single, but it deserves its place on this list because of how great it is.

4. Not Fragile, 1974

 

This song was released in 1974 as a single and on the album “Not Fragile.” The lyrics of this song are about how they’re not fragile. They don’t want to hear any complaints because life is rough enough for them just getting by. If you think that’s tough, well, then buckle up your chin-strap. This is a catchy song with interesting lyrics that are well-written and thought-provoking. The guitar riff comes in at just the right time, making this one of their better songs. It’s not their most popular or iconic single, but it deserves its place on this list because of how great it is.

3. Roll on Down the Highway

 

This is Bachman Turner Overdrive’s first single. It was released in 1974, and it has been covered by many artists, including The Guess Who.The lyrics of this song are about leaving everything behind to go on a journey but not knowing where you’re going yet. This may be an allusion to the Old Testament Bible story of the Israelites wandering for 40 years. The first line is, “I’m takin’ my troubles, and I’ll roll on down this highway.” This may be a reference to Janis Joplin’s classic song, “Piece of My Heart.” This is an upbeat rock song with catchy lyrics that talk about leaving home and making your way in the world. The guitar riff is memorable, while the lyrics are well-written. Many artists have covered this song, including Bruce Springsteen, who released a live version of it on his 1998 album “MTV Unplugged.” It’s not their most popular or iconic single

2. Takin’ Care of Business

 

This song, which was released in 1973 as a single and on the album “Not Fragile,” has been covered by many artists. The most notable cover was by the Canadian power-pop band Barenaked Ladies. The lyrics of this song are about how all rock and roll artists want to get ahead in life, “takin’ care of business.” The music video for “Takin’ Care of Business” features Bachman Turner Overdrive performing on a stage and images of businessmen in suits working. The song’s first two lines are “Some people want to rock, some people wanna roll / some folks don’t care.” This may be a reference to Bob Seger’s 1973 hit “Turn the Page.” This is Bachman Turner Overdrive’s signature song, and it has been their only song to reach number one on the Billboard charts. It is a tough choice, but “Takin’ Care of Business” must be considered Bachman Turner’s best single and most popular song. The lyrics are well-written and catchy, while the guitar riff is memorable.

1. You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

 

The song “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet” was released in 1977 as a single and on the album “Street Action.” It has been covered by many artists, most notably Bachman Turner Overdrive. This is one of my personal favorites from this band. The lyrics are about how people today have no idea what the future holds and how they’ll be in for a big surprise. The second line of the song is “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.” This may be an allusion to the introduction of George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion: “I have something more to say; it isn’t quite finished, but I have something more to say. You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.” This is a very catchy song that I strongly recommend checking out if you like 1970s rock music. The guitar riff comes in at just the right time, and the lyrics are thought-provoking. It may be one of their lesser-known songs, but it deserves recognition.

Conclusion

Bachman Turner Overdrive has a lot to offer music lovers who are looking for catchy, well-written lyrics. The guitar riff comes in at just the right time, making these songs even better than they are on their own.

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