By the early '70s, success had come hard and fast for the Alice Cooper band. The '70s are often remembered as a nonstop hedonistic party of over-indulging and over-spending, and the band humorously flaunted their lifestyle with the title track of their number one album from 1973, "Billion Dollar Babies." The song's mid-pace grind was based on a stomping, tribal beat from drummer Neal Smith, while a tough (almost funky), muscular guitar riff added a whole other dimension to the track. As with other AC albums produced by Bob Ezrin, experimentation was welcomed, and when it was discovered that '60s folk star Donovan was recording down the hall in the same recording studio in England, he was invited to add vocals to the track. The trading off of lines between Alice and Donovan throughout the song (at the insistence of AC guitarist Michael Bruce) creates a strangely creepy effect, which really adds to the song's subject matter. The original Alice Cooper band could effortlessly pen instant heavy metal/hard rock classics "I'm Eighteen," "Is It My Body," "Under My Wheels," "School's Out," and, especially, "Billion Dollar Babies."