Songs by The Guess Who include "American Woman," "No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature," "These Eyes" and "Share the Land." Hailing from the Canadian province of Manitoba, the band first gained international notoriety in the late 1960s and quickly became one of the most popular bands among American fans.Continue Reading
The Guess Who's top hit, "American Woman," is the title track off of the group's 1970 album of the same name. The song begins with a blues-type melody before quickly transitioning to a guitar-charged anthem. The song led to the album topping the charts, earning gold status, and landing the band on Ultimate Classic Rock's Top 100 list. Another hit from the group's "American Woman" album is "No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature." Originally written as two separate songs, writers Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings chose to fuse them together after realizing they had written them in the same key.
"Share the Land," the first single and title track from the group's second album of 1970, encourages people to be one together and work toward peace. The song is classically known for its communal chorus performance and intricate guitar interludes, while "These Eyes," from the album "Wheatfield Soul," became the first top-10 hit in the United States under the band's new label, RCA Records, selling over a million copies.Learn more about Art & Literature