Moving right along in the countdown to the all time best song by the legendary band Lynyrd Skynyrd; we move into the 2 spot now. Don’t worry if you missed the 5th best, 4th best, or 3rd best song of all-time by Lynyrd Skynyrd. You can go back through my blog here and look for all the songs in the top 5 countdown to Skynyrd’s Best!
It brings a smile to my face and apparently many others too, anytime you start to hear the first notes of this song being played on the radio. Perhaps you here it often in a bar, a truck stop, or on the jukebox at your favorite restaurant, wherever you hear it, you definitely know the song. This is probably the most popular song by the band and the one that most people associate with Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Anytime a song can find it’s way into our pop cultural society and appear on sitcoms, cartoons, and the big Hollywood movie screens, it’s a safe bet that the song is approved by all music lovers, races, and generations. It’s these songs that have stood the test of time and no one really knows how to bottle this secret potion or we would remember a lot more songs from long ago. It’s only the special ones that survive the hands of time and there is no doubts about this 2nd all time song by Lynyrd Skynyrd that is has done just that.
You know a song has crossed the generation gaps when a plane crash that happened almost 30 years ago took away the heart and soul of the band, and I can right now hear my 14 and 12 year-old nephews sing a lot of lyrics to this song. Not to mention all the kids that are even younger than them and they can belt out a line or two of this all time classic song by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Now some people might be shocked on exactly where the band Lynyrd Skynyrd is from. I’m sure a lot of the confusion has to do with this song I am referring to at number 2 on the countdown. They are actually from Jacksonville, Florida. If you was thinking they were from another southern state, then don’t worry, you’re not alone. It’s actually a good trivia question, just make sure the guy asking the question knows the right answer too!
It’s true, the boys that made up Lynyrd Skynyrd attended Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville, Florida. It was in high school where the boys met up and history was about to be made at this high school in Florida. This is also the same high school where the band would eventually get their band name, which is still very popular today. There was actually a teacher there that had the name Leonard Skinner who also helped out with coaching the basketball team at Robert E. Lee High School. The band took his name and just threw the letters around some and voila! The name Lynyrd Skynyrd became a word that was as popular as any word Webster had to throw out.
So sit back and relax to one of the greatest anthems that is played on the FM dial today. I’m sure if you was in your car this is one of those songs you want to roll down the windows and turn up the radio and sing it just as loud as you can!
The 2nd Greatest Song by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Is that just a great song or what? Not sure anyone knows the right formula of making a song that goes through one era of time and enters a new one just as strong as the one it left, but there’s no doubts this song has done that and continues to do that in 2007!
Now I can’t just put one video up of perhaps the greatest song Lynyrd Skynyrd has ever done, so here are more variations of what has been done with the song since the 1970’s:
The Simpson’s Style
Clip From 8 Mile (Eminem)
Nelly .vs. Lynyrd Skynyrd