More Than A Feeling

“More Than a Feeling” is a song by the American rock band Boston, released as the lead single and the opening track from the band’s 1976 debut album by Epic Records in September 1976, with “Smokin'” as the B-side.

Tom Scholz wrote the entire song. The single entered the US Billboard Hot 100 on September 18 and peaked at number five. The track is now a staple of classic rock radio, and in 2008, it was named the 39th-best hard rock song of all time by VH1.

“More than a Feeling” took Scholz five years to complete. Scholz wrote the lyrics based on the idea of losing someone close, and on the way in which music can connect a person to memories of the past. Though not based on any specific event in Scholz’s life, he did take the name Marianne from his cousin. It is one of six songs (five of which eventually appeared on the Boston album) that he worked on in his basement from 1968 to 1975, before Boston got its record contract.

– Brad Delp: Vocals & Acoustic Guitar.
– Tom Scholz: Electric Guitar.
– Fran Sheehan: Bass.
– Sib Hashian: Drums.

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