Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band have had a ton of hits over the years. They scored their first top ten hit on the Hot 100 charts back in 1976 with Night Moves. Ten years later, they scored another huge hit in 1986 with Like A Rock, a number one hit on the Mainstream Rock charts.
Seger told the New York Times that the song “was inspired partly by the end of a relationship that had lasted for 11 years. You wonder where all that time went. But beyond that, it expresses my feeling that the best years of your life are in your late teens when you have no special commitments and no career. It’s your last blast of fun before heading into the cruel world.”
Unfortunately, or fortunately, the song is most famous though for appearing in Chevrolet truck commercials from 1991 until 2004. Chevy’s Like A Rock ad campaign was one of their longest running ad campaigns, and the song helped sell millions of trucks over the years. I can only imagine how many millions of dollars the song has made Seger over the years as well!
Here’s a look at the official music video for Like A Rock as well as one of Chevrolet’s early Like A Rock TV commercials!