All posts tagged "backstory"
Gordon Lightfoot Passes at 84
The Canadian singer was once called a “rare talent” by Bob Dylan Gordon Lightfoot, the Canadian folk music legend, passed away yesterday, in Toronto at the age of 84. With a career spanning over six decades, Lightfoot...
- Posted May 2, 2023
Backstory Willie Nelson
“Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain” Willie Nelson’s 1975 album “Red Headed Stranger” was a game-changer for the country singer-songwriter. Before that, he had penned hits for others, but his solo career was floundering, and his label...
- Posted March 18, 2023
Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)” Backstory
Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)” is a poignant and powerful song that showcases Gaye’s ability to blend social commentary with soulful melodies. His growth as both a singer and a songwriter is on full display...
- Posted February 22, 2023
Tears For Fears “Songs From The Big Chair”
Tears for Fears was born out of the creative partnership of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. With their blend of synth-pop and introspective lyrics, Tears for Fears broke through in the mid-80s with hits like “Everybody Wants...
- Posted February 20, 2023
Barry Manilow “Copacabana”
“Copacabana” is a classic song by Barry Manilow, released in 1978 as part of his album “Even Now.” The song tells the story of Lola, a showgirl who performs at the famous Copacabana nightclub in New York...
- Posted February 6, 2023
Backstory: Fountain of Sorrow
“Fountain of Sorrow” is a song written by Jackson Browne and released on his 1974 album “Late for the Sky”. Like many of Browne’s songs, this one is a reflection on the end of a relationship and...
- Posted January 27, 2023
Backstory: Leather and Lace
“Leather and Lace” is a song written by Stevie Nicks and performed by her and Don Henley. It was released in 1981 as a single from Nicks’ solo album “Bella Donna”, and is a duet in which...
- Posted January 26, 2023
Backstory: Eddie Murphy’s “Party all the Time”
Eddie Murphy’s “Party All The Time” is a classic hit that has stood the test of time. The song, which was written and produced by Rick James, was released in 1985 as the lead single from Eddie’s...
- Posted January 20, 2023
Backstory: Billy Joel. We Didn’t Start the Fire
Billy Joel, “We Didn’t Start the Fire” 40 Years of World History in under 5 Minutes “We Didn’t Start the Fire” is Billy Joel’s 1990 number one hit referencing more than 100 headline-making events between 1949, the...
- Posted July 7, 2018
Ray Charles, “What’d I Say” Backstory
“What’d I Say” is Ray Charles’s first Top 10 pop single and the greatest improvised song in rock & roll history. After playing every song he knew and still having 12 minutes to fill, Ray Charles composed...
- Posted June 24, 2018