In The Mood
by Rush

Album: Rush (1974)
Charted: 88
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Songfacts®:

  • This is one of the few Rush songs to use the term "Rock 'n' Roll" in the lyrics. In this song, the band used the term as it was originally intended, as a synonym for sexual intercourse. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Jeff - Haltom City, TX
  • This is one of very few Rush songs that even vaguely resembles a love song. Most Rush songs are much more cerebral. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Kent - Pittsfield, IL
  • Bassist/singer Geddy Lee told Billboard magazine in April 2013 that this was the first song he wrote with guitarist Alex Lifeson, that they "kind of liked."
  • This was the first Rush song Geddy Lee heard being played on the radio. He recalled to Billboard hearing it on CHUM FM in Toronto. "I was at home. The album came out and we got all our friends and family to keep calling radio stations requesting our songs and we waited to see if someone would play it, and finally they did. I was really excited. Kind of an unreal experience."

Comments: 5

  • Francisco from London, United KingdomGeddy changes the lyrics in the chorus to mention a girl's name - but it's never the same name! x)
  • Kent Lyle from Cincinnati, OhThis song by Lee has an almost honky-tonk sound to it, quite unlike the direction they were about to go in. However, they managed to recycle the guitar riff for "I Think I'm Going Bald".
  • Ruben Rodriguez from Miami, FlBrian, they'd been performing "In The Mood" since their first tour so maybe Geddy just got tired of singing the same lyrics.
  • Ben from Nyc, MsThis song is creepy, especially with Geddy lee singing it.
  • Brian from Taipei, TaiwanIn recent live performances (well, even since the early 80s, it seems) the chorus has been changed from "Hey Baby..." to something sounding like "Hey Pooky..." or another silly-sounding name. Anyone know what the heck is going on here?
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