Ready Player One? “Baby Come Back” Singer Takes on Rockers’ Block

Any kind of fool could see yacht-rock singer/guitarist Peter Beckett would make mince meat of this game



Some music artists have released literally hundreds of songs over the years, to say nothing of the ones deemed too garbage-y to release. BlastEcho wondered if those involved in recording so many songs could remember them all. Enter Rockers’ Block.

For each Rockers’ Block contestant, we play five random songs from their catalog each song from the beginning to see how long it takes for them to guess (well, maybe guess isn’t the right word) the correct song. Then once they do (hopefully), they talk a bit about the song.

“Baby Come Back,” the #1 hit from ’70s group Player, turned 41 years old last year (!), and yet it doesn’t sound a day over, well, 40. It’s a song that, no matter your age, is simply inescapable–and deservedly so. Just try to go an hour without hearing it on Sirius XM’s Yacht Rock station. It. Can’t. Be. Done.

As the sole original member of Player still performing live, Beckett makes “Baby Come Back” part of every performance, and you can catch him doing many-a fly-in gigs or on various yacht-rock-specific cruises (yes, seriously). There’s more info here.

But how would Beckett do remembering songs not named “Baby Come Back?” Hear for yourself.

P.S. The full songs are below, if you think you can do better than Beckett did…

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