|Released May 1986|
|Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl|
|B-side "Livin' Inside My Heart"
"Katmandu" (live version)|
Genre Heartland rock, country rock
Length 4:36 (single version) 5:56 (12" single and album version)
"Like a Rock" is a song written by American singer-songwriter Bob Seger. It was recorded with The Silver Bullet Band and released in May 1986 as the second single from their album Like a Rock. The single peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks.
Background and writing
Seger told the New York Times that the song "was inspired partly by the end of a relationship I had 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."
The guitar track was over dubbed by Rick Vito.
The song was also featured in the 2005 film The Weather Man, starring Nicolas Cage and Michael Caine.
This song's greatest exposure was in Chevrolet truck TV ads from 1991 until 2004, for Chevrolet's "Like a Rock" campaign, which was also one of their longest-running ad campaigns.