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This was The Replacements' highest-charting single, hitting #1 on the Modern Rock charts and being played in heavy rotation on MTV in early 1989.
The line, "Left a rebel without a clue" was later appropriated by Tom Petty into his hit, "Into the Great Wide Open," in 1991. The Replacements opened for Petty on tour in 1989, his last tour before beginning the album on which "Open" appears. (thanks, Derek - Bridgeport, WV, for above 2)
One of the most successful songwriters in the business, Desmond co-wrote "Livin' La Vida Loca," "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" and "Livin' On A Prayer."
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