Cover_of_Sloppy_Seconds#16 – Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show – “Cover of the Rolling Stone” – (1972)

Songs like this really aren’t made anymore. It’s a pop rock song that borders on novelty record status. It was written by Shel Silverstein and is about being a rock star and appearing on, well, the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. But, the song is written from the perspective of someone who hasn’t made it yet… which is kind of ironic as this song ended up in the top ten. The band did make it on the cover in 1973 (although it was illustrated). 

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