December 13, 2006 at 1:00 am

Position on the Billboard chart doesn't always tell the story

Bob Seger with Rosalie Trombley, music director of CKLW-AM, in 1978. (Detroit News file photo)

With an artist like Bob Seger, Billboard chart position doesn't always tell the story; many of his hits were rock tracks played heavily on radio, not necessarily pop single hits. It's still interesting to see some of the highest positions Seger songs and albums achieved on various Billboard charts over the years.

1969: "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man," No. 17, pop singles

1977: "Night Moves" No. 8. Top 200 albums

1977 "Night Moves," No. 4, pop singles

1978: "Stranger in Town," No. 4, Top 200 albums

1978: "Hollywood Nights," No. 12, pop singles

1978: "We've Got Tonight," No. 13, pop singles

1978: "Still the Same," No. 4, pop singles

1980: "Against the Wind," No. 1. Top 200 albums

1981 "Nine Tonight," No. 3, Top 200 albums

1981: "Tryin' to Live My Life Without You," No. 2, mainstream rock

1983: "Shame on the Moon," No. 2 pop singles; No. 1 adult contemporary

1986: "Like a Rock," No. 3. Top 200 albums

1986: "Like a Rock," No. 1. Rock tracks chart

1987: "Shakedown" (from Beverly Hills Cop 2 soundtrack), No. 1, pop singles

1991: "The Fire Inside," No. 3, Top 200 albums

1991: "The Real Love," No. 4, mainstream rock tracks

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