When Southern rockers Molly Hatchet unveiled their eponymous debut album 35 years ago, all they wanted was a shot to get their career up and running on a national level, following three years of dues-paying in and around the humid swamps of their native Florida. But for a greedy record industry, fairly chomping at the bit to find the next Lynyrd Skynyrd (whose plane infamously crashed in late 1977, killing several band members and crew), Molly Hatchet and other rising Southern rockers like Blackfoot, .38 Special, Doc Holliday, etc., were just grist for the music mill.
When considering 10 of the best Molly Hatchet songs, you're likely to encounter a joker who will quickly inform you that there is only one good Molly Hatchet song (care to guess which one?). The Jacksonville-based swamp rockers notched their place in musical history during the late '70s and early '80s with a series of albums that secured their legacy alongside similar sounding Southern rock brethren like Lynyrd Skynyrd and .38 Special. He