101 Riffs Of Summer: Week 12 Playlist
Another week of summer, and another batch of epic “Riffs” with the 101 Riffs Of Summer on 101 WRIF Detroit’s Rock Station. We spanned several decades this week, with excellent riffs from the 80s to more recent rocking tracks.
This week, we put the spotlight on epic riffs from rock greats like George Thorogood to newcomers like Michigan’s own Greta Van Fleet. We featured several other great and recognizable riffs during the show this week. Make sure to listen Monday through Friday at 2pm for the daily “Riff Of Summer!” Plus, you’ll get two “riffs” on Two-Fer Tuesdays doubling up on some of your favorite WRIF bands.
In previous weeks, we’ve highlighted bands like Rage Against The Machine, Metallica, Jimi Hendrix, and more. The catalogue goes deep and it goes way back, covering all different aspects and angles of rock and roll throughout the years. Great “Riffs” happened back in the ’60s, and they’re still happening today. With the 101 Riffs of Summer, we hope to cover all of your favorites spanning across multiple generations and decades.
If you missed any of the “Riffs” this week, check out the playlist below, along with the playlist from previous weeks, as well. Then, continue reading to hear about an awesome contest with a rocking Grand Prize!
Here’s what you missed on the show this week! Don’t forget to listen Monday through Friday at 2pm for the “101 Riffs Of Summer!” (Still listen other times, too…just make sure not to miss it at 2pm, is what we’re saying.).
Week 12 Playlist
Monday, August 14th
Breaking Benjamin – “I Will Not Bow”
This was the lead single off their 2009 album, Dear Agony.
Tuesday, August 15th
Greta Van Fleet – “The Falling Sky”
The fourth single off their latest album, Starcatcher, released in 2023. Starcatcher is the band’s third studio album.
Wednesday, August 16th
Judas Priest – “Turbo Lover”
This track was a single off of the band’s Turbo album in 1986. It’s considered to be the best song on the album.
Thursday, August 17th
HIM – “Wings Of A Butterfly”
This track was featured on the band’s fifth studio album, Dark Light, in 2005. The music video was also very popular, being number one on MTV2’s Rock Countdown for five weeks before being retired.
Friday, August 18th
George Thorogood – “Bad To The Bone”
Ended the week with one of the most iconic riffs of all-time! The song was featured on the 1982 album by the same name. It’s a go-to song for Hollywood when they want to depict a bad guy in a comedic way. It’s been featured in a ton of movies and shows.
GEORGE THOROGOOD AND THE DESTROYERS Live in Charlotte, NC
Five decades, more than 8,000 live shows, and 15 million albums later, “one of the most iconic bands in rock & roll history” (Rapid City Journal) celebrates it all with their Bad All Over The World Tour: 50 Years of Rock!
Since 1976, George Thorogood & The Destroyers have sold over 15 million albums, played more than 8,000 ferocious live shows, and built a catalog of classic hits that includes “Get A Haircut,” “I Drink Alone,” “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” and “Move It On Over.” Their definitive badass anthem “Bad To The Bone,” deemed the most popular song for bikers by Spotify, celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2022.
Click here to see George Thorogood and The Destroyers LIVE in Charlotte on October 24th.
California Resolution No. 959
California State Assembly Member Avelino Valencia (68th Assembly District) presents George Thorogood & The Destroyers with a plaque commemorating Resolution No. 959 honoring George Thorogood & The Destroyers for 50 Years of Rock at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa on July 28, 2023.
Left to Right: Bill Blough, Dr. Monica Valencia, George Thorogood, Assemblyman Avelino Valencia, Jeff Simon
AUGUST 2023 BOOGIE PEOPLE FAN OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to the Boogie People Fan of the Month for August 2023, Jim M! Learn more about Jim below!
Where are you from?: Lynbrook, NY
How many years have you been a fan?: 40 Years
What is your favorite George Thorogood song: Who Do You Love?
How many times have you seen George Thorogood live? What was your favorite show? 20. Paramount Theater in Huntington NY
What’s one thing that sets you apart from other George Thorogood fans?: I have not missed a tour stop in my area for at least 20 years!
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