One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded: “The Ox” by The Who!!!

For as long as I’ve been on the radio, and definitely for as long as I’ve been writing a blog, I will occasionally make a reference to a song being “One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded!” (GSER)

I would usually follow that by saying that I would eventually start a category for it, but then never get around to it.

Well, now I’m getting around to it!

It will pretty much follow the pattern of The Most Awesomest Song of the Day.

I’ll select a song to celebrate and then give my thoughts about it. Nothing really brand new here that hasn’t been done before. But since I have a website, I can collect them and lay out what my own greatest songs are.

My radio show, “Prime Time Theme Attic,”  is on Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET but is on hiatus because of the pandemic.

Even though I always emphasize new music and artists, it’s always fun to take a short drive through the legendary artists, since they influenced those other artists!

But a song doesn’t have to be old or done by a legendary Theme Attic Hall of Fame member to be thus honored.

I can think of several songs that are only a few years old or less that I could identify as One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded.

This will be fun, and hopefully you will join me on my journey…at least sometimes!


I always looked forward to Chinese New Year because it meant that I would have some kind of animal theme for my show.

The animal of the year represents a creature of the Chinese zodiac.

And every creature has a specific personality as well as certain characteristics. People born in the year of that animal are also supposed to have those same traits.

This year is the Year of the Metal Ox .

People born during this year are expected to be reliable, strong, fair, patient, kind, methodical, calm, and trustworthy.

However, they are also supposed to be opinionated and stubborn, just like an ox would be!

It would seem only natural that I would have selected today’s Friday Music Fun song for my playlist!

Tearing through an instrumental that is said to be the earliest song The Who ever recorded, “The Ox” appeared in the U.S. on their first album, “My Generation!”

This tour de force that is named for bass player John Entwistle’s nickname, is actually powered by Keith Moon”s jack-hammering drumming!

In contrast, the incomparable Nicky Hopkins plays a fluid maniacal piano riff!

That leaves Pete Townshend free to through some power guitar in while Entwistle anchors everything down and lives up to his nickname!

I love this song!

One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded: “The Ox” by The Who!!!


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