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The Hooters are an American rock band from Philadelphia. They combined elements of rock, reggae, ska, and folk music to create their sound. The Hooters first gained major commercial success in the United States in the mid-1980s due to heavy radio airplay and MTV rotation of several songs including "All You Zombies", "Day by Day", "And We Danced" and "Where Do the Children Go". They opened the Philadelphia portion of the Live Aid benefit concert in 1985.

During the late 1980s and 1990s, The Hooters found significant commercial success internationally, especially in Europe, where they played at The Wall Concert in Berlin in 1990, before they went on hiatus in 1995.

Since reuniting in 2001, The Hooters have staged successful tours in Europe and 2007 saw the release of their first album of new material since 1993, Time Stand Still.



"500 Miles" (also known as "500 Miles Away from Home" or "Railroaders' Lament") is a song made popular in the United States and Europe during the 1960s folk revival. The simple repetitive lyrics offer a lament by a traveller who is far from home, out of money and too ashamed to return.



"Johnny B" is a song from The Hooters' third studio album One Way Home. It was written by Eric Bazilian, Rick Chertoff and Rob Hyman. "Johnny B" was released as a single in 1987 by Columbia Records, and reached #61 on Billboard Hot 100 list. An accompanying music video was also released, directed by David Fincher.

The song was covered in 1997 by the 'German' rap group Down Low and reached #4 on the German Singles Chart.  The Finnish rock band Yö has also recorded a Finnish version of the song with the title "Angelique".

Czech rock band Tlustá Berta also recorded another version of this song with title "Prázdnej byt". In 2014, the German rapper Reskil covered the song using the same title.



One Way Home is the third studio album by American rock band The Hooters and was released in 1987. The album peaked at #27 on the Billboard 200 chart on August 29, 1987.

After over two years of touring throughout the world, The Hooters picked up new instruments and ideas on their travels, creating an album that was a departure from their past work.

"Satellite" and "Johnny B" both charted at #61 on the Billboard Hot 100 when released as singles.
"Karla with a K" came about from simple jamming on the road through Louisiana. The song itself was inspired by an Irish street singer the band met in New Orleans. The song was released in the UK as a single and charted at #81.

Toward the middle of the song "One Way Home," a guitar riff from The Beatles' "Taxman" can be heard.

A different version of "Fightin' On The Same Side" was originally recorded on the band's 1983 independent label album Amore.
The music for "Washington's Day" was written by Eric Bazilian and Rob Hyman when they were on tour, while producer Rick Chertoff and a longtime friend from Arista Records, Willie Nile, wrote the lyrics. This song is said to be Bob Dylan's favorite Hooters song.

In late 1987, The Hooters experienced their first major commercial success in Europe. After heavy airplay in the United Kingdom, "Satellite" became a hit single, reaching No. 22, with the band performing on the popular British television show Top of the Pops on December 3, where they would meet one of their musical idols, Paul McCartney.

The picture for the album cover was taken on a farm on Long Island, New York.



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