Clash of the Titans: Bachman-Turner Overdrive vs. Bob Seger, Labor Day Edition
We're celebrating Labor Day with this installment of Clash of the Titans, which means making you choose between two rock 'n' roll anthems to the working man.
On one side of our blue-collar battle, we have "Takin' Care of Business," the track Bachman-Turner Overdrive recorded for their second album, 1973's helpfully titled Bachman–Turner Overdrive II, and turned into a Top 20 pop hit that grew into a mainstay on rock radio playlists. With an instant singalong chorus and one of the decade's most recognizable riffs, "Business" is the perfect pick-me-up for anyone who needs that extra bit of motivation to get their TPS report turned in on time.
On the other side, we have "Feel Like a Number," the song that closes out Side One of Bob Seger's 1978 album Stranger in Town. While it wasn't one of the four Top 40 hits Seger spun off Stranger (a list that includes "Still the Same," "Hollywood Nights," "We've Got Tonite," and "Old Time Rock and Roll"), "Number" has its own special place in the hearts of longtime fans who appreciate Seger's distinctive way of giving musical life to the hopes, dreams and struggles of the American middle class.
They're both worthy contenders, but only one song will emerge victorious from this Clash of the Titans match-up. Which one gets your vote? Check out "Takin' Care of Business" and "Feel Like a Number" below, and remember: You can return to the polls once every hour. This Clash of the Titans will stay open until Sept. 13, 2015, at 11:59PM ET.
LIsten to Bachman-Turner Overdrive's "Takin' Care of Business"
Listen to Bob Seger's "Feel Like a Number"
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