Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under the Bridge (composed by Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith, Flea, and John Frusciante and produced by Rick Rubin)
There’s not a whole lot left to say about his song as “Under the Bridge” has been a household staple since it peaked at number 2 on the Billboard charts in the spring of 1992.
Frank’s daughter and I were only six years old at the time, but both so vividly remember it as music and imagery. The music video, during the golden-era of said marketing, is unforgettable as it is set against the beautiful melodic, acoustic introduction in a city where the landscape hasn’t much changed. We were so excited to find this diamond among to potential plethora of rough-cut singles from Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Both having friends with serious enough drug addictions to have lost them, this track is touching personally. Kiedis vividly paints such an amazing autobiographical return to his drug spot with poignant sentiment. This single will always remain one of our picks that epitomizes the 90’s alternative rock generation of junkies and popular hits. Not to mention, it is produced by Rick Rubin, the legendary co-founder of Def Jam Records.
– Mr. Richard
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