Boston released their first and biggest hit "More Than A Feeling" on September 18, 1976. It reportedly, took Tom Scholz five years to compose the song which reached #5 on the Billboard singles chart and propelled the band's debut album to 17 million in sales ( a record for a debut album in the U.S.). The single, which featured "Smokin" on the flipside, was dubbed the 39th Best Hard Rock Song of All Time by VH1.