A list of songs recorded by American rock band Boston. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article may rely excessively on sources too closely associated with the subject , potentially preventing the article from being verifiable and neutral.
13. "Boston Rag" by Steely Dan
14. "Boston" by Kenny Chesney
Sure, we have an eponymous band who never sang a word about Boston , and yes, we have Aerosmith. But there are are some songs that simply capture the essence of our great city. So is it so weird for Kenny Chesney, Tennessee native and Renee Zellweger marriage survivor, to write a song about Boston? Well, maybe so. But, you know, they mention the word "Boston. But you know how Bostonians are: we argue about everything. So of course the Dot rats have an axe to grind against Slummerville. But tip your cap to the Godfather of Soul for his indelible contribution to Boston. How many artists can say they actually saved the city of Boston? The song never made it onto their first album, which merely adds to its allure.
# 10 – Cool The Engines
MIT tech whiz Tom Scholz wrote a batch of songs and recorded some home demos, playing almost all of the instruments himself in his basement studio so technically speaking, Boston were a basement band. He recruited friend Brad Delp to sing, and within a couple of years the demos landed him a record deal. The fussy Scholz wasn't terribly prolific or wedded to tight release schedules. After the monster success of their self-titled debut, Boston took two years to release a follow-up LP -- an eternity back then. But that was nothing compared to the eight-year break before their third album came out. After that, releases became even more sporadic, and some people stopped paying attention. The long breaks probably prevented Boston from becoming even bigger, but they managed to crank out plenty of classics during their peak years. We've picked out the very best for our list of the Top 10 Boston Songs. This introspective ballad from Boston's second album carries the band, temporarily at least, out of its comfort zone, even when Scholz checks in with his trademark guitar fireworks.
Greatest Hits is the first compilation album by the American rock band Boston. Tom Scholz , the band's leader, felt that the album's sound quality was not up to his standards, so a remastered version of the album was released in with a slightly different track listing. Boston embarked on a tour for this album both times it was released.