* BlackSheepHit: His version of "Shame on the Moon" (originally by country singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell) managed to get some airplay on country radio.
** The Oscar-nominated "Shakedown", from the ''BeverlyHillsCop II'' soundtrack, was his only #1 despite sounding nothing like the rest of his music. In fact, it [[WhatCouldHaveBeen wasn't even supposed to be his song]]: it was originally given to [[{{Eagles}} Glenn Frey]], but he lost his voice on the day of the session and Seger was called in as a replacement.
* CreatorBacklash / KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Seger refuses to allow most of his early material (including the '60s garage-rock singles with the Last Heard and such albums as ''Noah'', ''Brand New Morning'', and ''Back in '72'') to be officially reissued on CD.
* ThrowItIn: The piano intro to "Old Time Rock and Roll" was only meant to be played once, but it ended up being played twice due to a missed cue.