The Bottom Line
Beginning with the bottom of Warren Zevon's classic "Werewolves of London" and effortlessly winding its way into Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama," Kid Rock's "All Summer Long" is an instant classic that spans decades of pop music memory. The song has singlehandedly brought Kid Rock's Rock and Roll Jesus album back into the top 5 on Billboard's album chart. "All Summer Long" is a well-deserved international smash that is accessible to the widest possible pop audience.
Listen to "All Summer Long."
- Genius blending of "Werewolves of London" with "Sweet Home Alabama"
- Words that strike the perfect tone for summer reminiscence
- Effortless appeal to generations of pop music fans
- Hard to find a negative here
Written by Edward King, Kid Rock, Gary Rossington, Uncle Kracker, Ronnie Van Zant, Robert Wachtel, and Warren Zevon
Produced by Mike E. Clark
Released March 2008 by Atlantic Records
Guide Review - Kid Rock - "All Summer Long"
Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London" and Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" are both instantly recognizable and fondly remembered by generations of pop music fans. In "All Summer Long" Kid Rock stitches them together with words of summer memories and transcendence. Add Southern rock guitar and gospel choruses and the effect is glorious fun.
Striking a chord of memory with such a wide range of listeners, Kid Rock has managed a very rare feat of garnering significant radio play on rock, modern rock, adult contemporary, pop, and country stations. Few songs in recent memory have had such a sweeping appeal. "All Summer Long" is also riding to the top of pop singles charts in Europe and the UK.
Rock and Roll Jesus, the album that includes "All Summer Long," was released back in October 2007 and hit the top of the chart. This song has brought the album back into the top 5 on the album chart. Fortunately, it will bring Kid Rock's impressive musical talents to an ever wider sweep of pop fans.