The Great Music of Detroit

The Detroit Metro Times lists more than 100 top songs from in and around the city. Here are its top ten:

Of course, great Detroit area acts such as Gladys Knight & the Pips, The Temptations, Eminem and Bob Seeger and the Silver Bullet Band are represented on the long and interesting list.

  • Soul of Wit

    I wasn’t alive in 1949, so I had to look up some lyrics for #24, “The Hucklebuck”. Apparently, it was a dance craze about 11 years before Chubby Checker did “The Twist”. Pretty racy for the times.

    Do the Hucklebuck, do the Hucklebuck,
    If you don’t know how to do it, boy, you’re out of luck,
    Push your partner out,
    Then you hunch your back,
    Start a little movement in your sacroiliac,
    Wiggle like an eel, waddle like a duck,
    That’s the way you do it when you do the Hucklebuck

  • Carl

    SoW, I only know that from this: