Shakedown

Album: Greatest Hits 2 (1987)
Charted: 1
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  • No matter what you think you pull you'll find it's not enough
    No matter who you think you know you won't get through
    It's a given L.A. law
    Someone's faster on the draw
    No matter where you hide I'm comin' after you yeah

    No matter how the race is run it always ends the same
    Another room without a view awaits downtown
    You can shake me for a while
    Live it up in style
    No matter what you do I'm gonna take you down

    Shakedown
    Breakdown
    Takedown
    Everybody wants into the crowded line
    Breakdown
    Takedown
    You're busted
    Let down
    Your guard
    Honey, just about the time you're thinkin' it's alright
    Breakdown
    Takedown
    You're busted

    This is a town where everyone is reachin' for the top
    This is a place where second best will never do
    It's okay to want to shine
    But once you step across that line
    No matter where you hide I'm comin' after you

    Shakedown
    Breakdown
    Takedown
    Everybody wants into the crowded line
    Breakdown
    Takedown
    You're busted
    Shakedown
    Breakdown
    Honey, just about the time you're thinkin' it's alright
    Breakdown
    Takedown
    You're busted

    Ah, busted
    Aw aw
    Shakedown
    Breakdown
    Takedown
    Everybody wants into the crowded line
    Breakdown
    Takedown
    You're busted
    Shakedown
    Breakdown
    Honey, just about the time you're thinkin' it's alright
    Breakdown
    Takedown
    You're busted

    Shakedown
    Breakdown
    Takedown
    Everybody wants into the crowded line
    Breakdown
    Takedown
    You're busted
    Let down
    Your guard
    Honey, just about the time you're thinkin' it's alright
    Breakdown
    Takedown
    Ah, you're busted

    Shakedown
    Breakdown
    Takedown
    Everybody wants into the crowded line
    Breakdown
    Takedown
    You're busted
    Let down
    Your guard
    Honey, just about the time you're thinkin' it's alrightWriter/s: BOB SEGER
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 7

  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxI'd have given the nod to the DD song as well, but this one certainly deserved nomination.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyIf I'm not mistaken; I think "Shakedown" lost the 1987 Oscar for Best Song to "I've Had the Time of My Life" from the movie "Dirty Dancing"!!!
  • Drew from B\'ham, AlSeriously, can anyone outrock Bob Seger? He's the fastest on the techno draw. He's the techno king, baby! And if any one of y'all hates on Seger, I'ma gunna hafta launch a shakedown, breakdown, and takedown! LOL. "You're busted!"
  • Drew from B'ham, AlBob Seger rocks! Literally! Seger, Robert Palmer, & "Boss" Springsteen would make a killer Rock trio! I'd like it if "Boss" & Seger were part of Power Station, if not already! I also like the energetic mood of "Shakedown". Someone could *easily* make a disco out of this one. Of course then it would never Seger "out on the floor", as he stated. Although he also said that he wanted that "Old-Time Rock-And-Roll", which "Shakedown" is not. Who knows? Anywho, it's Seger's #1 hit at least in *my world*!
  • Robert from Reynoldsburg, OhTommy...When most of Seger songs came out in the seventies it was much harder to get a #1 song because the recording industry didn't have the distribution that it had after the early-eighties back then getting a gold record (500,000 units) was a real accomplishment. Aerosmith did not have a #1 song until "I don't want to miss a thing."
  • Tommy from Ny, NyHow is it that this was his only number 1 song? I don't get it. All the great songs he has and this song is number 1?
  • Eugene from Minneapolis, MnI was happy for the veteran to make it to number one finally with this record. At the same time I did not care for this song at the time. It isn't bad, it just wasn't for me. Soundtracks can make ya or break ya!
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