"In The Street" as written by Alex Chilton and Christopher Bell....
Hanging out, down the street
The same old thing we did last week
Not a thing to do
But talk to you

Steal your car, and bring it down
Pick me up, we'll drive around
Wish we had
A joint so bad

Pass the street light
Out past midnight

Hanging out, down the street
The same old thing we did last week
Not a thing to do
But talk to you

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"In the Street" as written by Christopher Bell Alex Chilton

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    General Commentanother reason why it's criminal that big star is largely overlooked... you may recognize this song, in a different incarnation, as the theme from "that '70s show." (look in the credits, something like "based on IN THE STREET by chris bell and alex chilton...") result: many will go through life believing that "that '70s song" as it is now known, is a cheap trick song... i am here to set the record straight.
    agnamaracson May 12, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'll confess, That 70's Show was the first place I heard it, but came searching for it when I heard it was a remake. Man, the second chorus woulda fit that show so well.
    Custerfluxon December 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, I like this version a lot more than any of the covers
    byrd06on October 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think the second chorus was obviously taken out of the 70's show theme song because no TV network is going to air a theme song promoting pot. it is stupid since the show has tons of scenes where they are smoking it, even though they don't actually show it

    great song
    pixiesfan92on April 27, 2009   Link
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    My Opinionthis song is total pwnage compared to the cheap trick version. and that's coming from someone who does like cheap trick.
    geekgirl87on January 05, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionEveryone who's ever heard the Big Star version is probably going to favor it over the Cheap Trick version, because lets remember: The story of Big Star's life was making undeniably fantastic music and being completely ignored by the populous.
    WildlifeAnalysison September 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentReal good things in life have been always for few people. We are just a few able to enjoy Big Star and other top acts unknown as Nick Drake and others
    uchecarbonon October 19, 2014   Link

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