Australian singles charts:
I Saw the Light entered the Kent charts on 3 July 1972 and peaked at #21.
The song is on the album Something/Anything?
Rundgren learned piano on his own, which gave him a non-traditional approach to the instrument. When he wrote this song, he was doing what came naturally, moving his hands up and down the keyboard. As he did it, he came up with very simple lyrics, letting one line flow into another without thinking about it at all:
It was late last night
I was feeling something wasn’t right
Rundgren knew the song had hit potential, which he later learned can often come by keeping things simple.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/todd-rundgren/i-saw-the-light
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