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Baker Street

Features of This Track

basic rock song structures
demanding instrumental part writing
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
a clear focus on recording studio production
major key tonality
string section beds
an electric guitar solo
a smooth male lead vocalist
a prominent flute part
electric pianos
a prominent saxophone part
acoustic rhythm guitars
prominent percussion
political lyrics

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

Mr. Ravenscroft' s sax has sadly been silenced forever. RIP.
herakatgrl
Best.song.ev e r .
hlynnski
My favorite song EVER! I have always loved it, and yes, it's a drop-everyth i n g song for me.
Takes me back to my 12 year old self in 1978.Good days from ages ago.One of my top 10 most favorite stop everything songs.
jaredwdoss
It's the Dave Ramsey Show opening song. What a great song!
Simply 'Ah-Mazing'. . . GR at his best. . . LOVE this one :)
Thanks for one of the best songs ever . RIP Gerry.
Amazing. The saxophone is terrific!
Christi Bloomfield likes the it too
Rick and morty. A wub a dub dub.
I love the Foo Fighters remake of this song! It's so awesome!
garammasala1 9 6 8
A great song, one of the best. The saxophone part is unforgettabl e .
jon.vonderli n d e n
Sums up the decade
Its
Ravenscroft' s sax part is amazing
The saxophone part is so well done. The inflections and tone are great!!
I am 12 and I love this song. Soothing
One of my top10 most favorite songs ever!
Love this song! Great saxophone part!!!
lasowko
So bittersweet- - t h i s brings back memories that make me really miss the past, even though it was pretty hard.
This song takes me back to the good old days!.
Love this music...remi n d s me of my childhood. Goodtimes. Music is not like this anymore
It's the alcoholic's theme song. I instantly felt affinity for a lifestyle I hadn't lived when I first heard it at 12 in Japan on Armed Forces Radio heading to ASIJ, the American school west of Tokyo. Later, as I dreamed about giveing up the booze, the cocaine and the strip clubs and building a cabin in the woods, I realized why it always spoke to me: it's the alcoholic archetype perfectly expressed in words and music. Gerry died drinking, still the rolling stone, never gave it up. Peace.
Turn it up loud, close my eyes and throw my head back and sing every single note and mimic every single instrument.. . a f t e r all these years it still gives me chills...eve r y . . . s i n g l e . . . t i m e .
To continue.... Absolutely hot guitar and sax solos, memorable melody burned into your soul, and a voice that is just too perfect for the whole thing. Nothing annoying about this song and everything desired. A fav.
Honestly, is there another song that has as much going for it than this sing? Deeply meaningful and very interesting
One of the Greats.
Great am radio music. Classic
One of my all time faves
R.i.p Gerry u will be missed thank u for making great music
I hope
Love this song!
I was interested in who did the guitar solo, since it sounded like one you could drop into a Steely Dan song. Unfortunatel y there are four of them credited, and I haven't heard of any of them before. I did find out that Raphael Ravenscroft (who played with Floyd, among others) was responsible for one of pop music's most recognizable sax parts though.
14739578
Classic
Nice song, but it feels like it should be on 1980s PBS.
This song is such a great song on so many levels. The lyrics paint such a great picture for the listener. It has a great message that says keep on trying, and yes the sax is epic!
words fail me to describe how beautiful this song is. it is one of those songs that will resonate to eternity.... t h e saxophone proves it.
gscal2007
Each time I listen to this one, I discover an additional nuance to appreciate. A wonderful song and artist.
gale56170

An all time favorite!
This song is magic; one of a kind. RIP Gerry.
RIP Gerry
whos cryin now?
great sax (did i spell that right?) ;0 aleays loved this one since it came out rofl

amen stonecutter 908; plus it makes me sad that i gave up the booze and the one night stands and now my life is even more empty than when i had the booze and the one night stands... po po pitiful me
I have always loved this song. It just touches me deeply. The best sax ever in my estimation
I love it when this song (in its original version) comes on at the grocery store or some other public place. It's amazing how many folks you hear whistling along with the sax solos. It's like it's a basic human need, to "sing" along with something this epic, even when there aren't words. Always makes me happy.
I love the fact that Lisa Simpson plays ths on an episode of the Simpsons!!
The man could pen a great song!
That sax is phenomenal.
Great Rafferty tune.

As if I needed a reason to hate the Foofighters and/or Dave Grohl, they destroyed this song.
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