Geeky Song of the Day: July 13: Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon

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Watch Werewolves of London here

Long before providing a hairier alternative love interest in Twilight, werewolves were howling their way through our collective consciousness in songs like this 1978 rock classic.
Although credited as a solo single by Warren Zevon, there was a pretty awesome line-up making him sound good including Fleetwood Mac members Mick Fleetwood on drums and John McVie on bass, as well as Jackson Browne in the producer’s chair.
Werewolves of London gave Zevon his only US top 40 hit, peaking at number 21, and also had some success elsewhere. Subsequent releases failed to match his initial success, although Leave My Monkey Alone was a top 40 hit here in South Africa in 1988.
It’s hard to listen to the chorus of Werewolves without howling along, even if the lyrical content of the verses is rather bizarre … who knew werewolves liked Chinese food?
Zevon died in 2003 but this song’s legacy lived on as it was sampled by Kid Rock in 2008 for his smash hit All Summer Long.

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