Neil Young

This Note's For You

Composed by Neil Young

Song Review by

A song with an ironic little history. After being disgusted with rockers selling out to corporate sponsorship, Young penned this nasty and self-affirming song about refusing to do so. MTV refused to air the video for song, as it attacks many of its very sponsors (Coke, Pepsi, Budweiser). The ironic part is that the song and the video were so popular that it was voted Video of the Year by MTV after countless fan requests. Predictably, MTV tried to weasel out of its stance, but in the end, ended up with egg on its face. It's an excellent, mid-tempo blues-rocker, with one of the finest performances by Young & the Bluenotes on the album.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
This Note's for You 1988 Reprise 2:04
Lucky Thirteen 1993 Geffen 5:34