7 Songs To Summarize The Career Of Boston

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The rock band from Boston, Massachusetts

The band’s most notable successes were from the 1970s and 1980s, and the core of the band was the multi-instrumentalist founder and leader Tom Scholz. They were one of the craziest talented bands during those times and gave us the best classic rock hits of the era, They produced and released albums with no filler, and the only biggest problem they had was they weren’t prolific enough due to the name they chose, “Boston.”

We look back at the 7 songs to summarize their career.


7. Amanda


This was one of the best super ballad song released during their time.

It was released in 1986 as the first single from the Third Stage, their third album. The lyrics are heartfelt and it expresses how it’s like to feel being a teenager in late 80s’ and falling in love.


6. Rock and Roll Band

A rock and roll song that talks about a rock and roll band with a great rock n roll tune to it.

This is one of their songs that proves that they were one of the best rock n’ roll bands that didn’t get enough recognition that they deserved. The song was released in 1976 as a single track from their debut, Boston. Scholz wrote this song (including five songs that appeared on their debut) on his basement between 1974 and 1975 before they managed to grab a record contract.


5. Smokin’

Smokin’ has one of the best keyboard solos, Tom showcasing that he can kick it in on the organ.

If you’re just discovering who the Boston’s are, then you should have this record. The album was indeed a masterpiece. The song was released in 1976 on their debut album. Don’t you forget to blast your stereos up when you play this piece of music!


4. Don’t Look Back

One of the most uplifting songs ever written during the time of its release.

The harmony, the riffs, the beats, and the basslines, you can’t just duplicate them easily, which make Boston such a legendary band. Released under the record label, Epic on August 1978. Don’t Look Back was the title track for their second studio album and the album peaked No. 1 in the US and No. 9 in the UK, and the song was one of their biggest hits when it peaked at No. 4 in 1978 on the Billboard Hot 100.


3. Foreplay / Long Time

The vocals, acoustic, organ, electric guitars, and drums combination are definitely foreplay.

The song that will make you stay with Boston for a very long time after the “foreplay.” The song was released on the band’s debut album in 1976. Long Time, on the other hand, peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 the week ending March 5, 1977.


2. Peace of Mind

Considered as one of the best Boston songs second to More Than a Feeling, guitar riffs and the singing together make this song beautiful.

You know it back in the day, when a song like this was playing on our car stereo we never turn it off. Included on their debut 1976 self-titled album, released in April 1977 under Epic Records. The song managed to peaked at number 38 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1977 and received quite an airplay on every rock radio stations.


1. More Than a Feeling

Arguably one of the world’s greatest song – has great meaning and makes you feel great every listen.

The galaxies across the universe aligned when this song was released back in April 1976 on their debut album. The track was their lead single and peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. To this day, the song is now one of the best and most listened classic rock songs of all-time that proves Boston was one of the best and most legendary bands to ever shaped the world of rock n’ roll!