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What song would you pick as the definitive Red Rider tune?



Many would consider 1981's Lunatic Fringe as the consensus pick in choosing a Red Rider song for Lost and Found. It's debatable, but I think Lunatic Fringe has emerged from Lost and Found territory into a classic rock staple, so I would contend that a better choice would be The Boy Inside the Man.

One of Canada's favorite sons, Tom Cochrane and Red Rider were a fixture north of the border and scored many hits including 1986's The Boy Inside the Man. The song made it to No. 17 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock charts and No. 27 on the Canadian Top 40.  The song helped Red Rider win the 1987 Juno Award for Group of the Year and Cochrane for Composer of the Year.

In 1989, Cochrane went solo and in 1992 scored the Top 10 hit Life Is A Highway. The song was covered by The Rascal Flatts in 2006 for the kids smash movie Cars and became a Top 10 hit again. If you have small kids, particularly a son, you probably have heard this good song at least a thousand times too many.  


[Last modified: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 8:38am]


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