The ‘Tickets @ 2’ song today is “Old Time Rock And Roll” by Bob Seger.
This is one of a few songs Seger recorded that he didn’t write. It was written by George Jackson and Thomas Jones, who worked for Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, where the song was recorded. Although Seger worked on the lyrics, he didn’t take any songwriting credit, which means he doesn’t own the publishing rights. Jackson and Jones control when it’s used in movies and commercials.
It was used in the 1983 movie Risky Business in a famous scene where Tom Cruise danced to the song in his underwear. It was also used in a commercial for Friskies cat food, the lyrics changed to: “Just take the Friskies off the shelf, your cat can eat them all by himself.” It was later used for the video game Guitar Hero, which parodied the Risky Business scene.
When you hear it between two and three we’ll take the 10th caller 1-800-232-KRTH (5784) to win a pair of tickets to see Hit Men the Four Seasons featuring Frankie Valli this Saturday at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.