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I am about to hang my head in shame for this one. I had honestly never heard of this song until a few years ago wen Kid Rock sampled it on his 2008 hit, "All Summer Long." Yeah, I know that is pretty bad. But much like there are just some movies you never get around to seeing, I guess there are just some songs you just never hear.
This song, released in April of 1978, a month before I was born, was Warren Zevon's only actual hit as a solo artist. Despite being a one-hit wonder, the song has still been covered by other bands several times and has a firm root in popular culture. Jesse Ventura even played it at his inauguration when he became Governor of Minnesota. In 2004, a survey of BBC listeners voted the beginning of the song as the best opening line in a song of all time. What do you think?
I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand
Walking through the streets of Soho in the rain
He was looking for a place called Lee Ho Fook's
Going to get himself a big dish of beef chow mein
Werewolves of London
If I didn't know better, I would think that was Weird Al or something. It is just so friggin' random. But I guess that is the appeal of the song. It's just fun. Weird lines, howling mid-song, and a catchy beat should make this fun to sing. Sounds like the piano will be the most difficult part of the song so that should make it something unique.