Stuck in the Middle With You

May 17, 2024

This month I’m focusing on One Hit Wonders of the 70s.

Today our song is:  Stuck in the Middle With You

Wikipedia tells us this about the song:

"Stuck in the Middle with You" was released on Stealers Wheel's 1972 eponymous debut album. Gerry Rafferty provided the lead vocals, with Joe Egan singing harmony. It was produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Rafferty's lyrics are a dismissive tale of a music industry cocktail party written (e.g., the clowns and jokers would be all the music executives and hangers on), and performed as a parody of Bob Dylan's style (the vocal impression, subject, and styling were so similar, listeners have wrongly attributed the song to Dylan since its release).

The band was surprised by the single's chart success. The single sold over one million copies, eventually peaking at No. 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, No. 8 in the UK, and No. 2 in Canada. Billboard ranked it as the No. 36 song for 1973.

The band appeared playing the song on BBC's Top of the Pops on 18 May 1973




  1. I could see where people would think it's a Dylan song. I always liked this bit not sure I would have if Dylan sang it


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