Sweet Home Alabama Introduction
So… to quote Ronnie Van Zant's legendary intro to the song: "Turn it up!" And let this big tune carry you home to see your kin in Sweet Home Alabamy (even if you don't actually have any; after all, neither did the Florida-born boys of Lynyrd Skynyrd, but they obviously didn't let that stop them).
About the Song
|Artist||Lynyrd Skynyrd||Musician(s)||Ronnie Van Zant (vocals), Ed King (guitar), Gary Rossington (guitar), Allen Collins (guitar), Leon Wilkeson (bass), Bob Burns (drums), Billy Powell (keyboards)|
|Writer(s)||Ed King, Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant|
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On the Charts"Sweet Home Alabama" was certified gold as a single, peaking at #8 on the Billboard Top 40 chart in 1974.
The album Second Helping, on which "Sweet Home Alabama" appears, was certified multi-platinum and peaked at #12 on the Billboard Albums chart in 1974.
Rolling Stone magazine ranked "Sweet Home Alabama" #398 on its list of the Top 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
The National Review ranked "Sweet Home Alabama" #4 on its list of Top 50 Greatest Conservative Rock Songs.
CMT ranked "Sweet Home Alabama" #1 on its list of Greatest Southern Rock Songs.