This heartfelt song tells the story of a lost love. Brown told MTV the track leaves his sensitive side exposed. “It”s more live,” he said. “It”s one of those incredible records that have more feeling and soul. And you get a chance to hear my vocal ability on it.”
Cure lead singer Robert Smith originally wrote “Lovesong” as a wedding present for his fiancée, Mary, shortly before their marriage.
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Heartbreak HotelElvis Presley
The lyrics to “Heartbreak Hotel” were written by a steel guitar player who was once a dishwasher repairman. He was inspired by a newspaper story about a man who killed himself and left behind a note saying only, “I walk a lonely street.”
Heaven KnowsRobert Plant
Robert Plant”s “Heaven Knows” is a satirical look at the “80s, when style seemed to trump substance.
Free BirdLynyrd Skynyrd
The “Free Bird” lyric, “If I leave here tomorrow, would you still remember me?” was something Lynyrd Skynyrd”s guitarist”s girlfriend said to him during a fight.
The video for Michael and Janet Jackson”s “Scream” was the most expensive ever made, costing $7 million.
My AllMariah Carey
Mariah Carey”s “My All” is about her affair with New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.
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Which Songs are About Drugs?Fact or Fiction
“25 or 6 to 4” to “Semi-Charmed Life” – see if you can spot the songs that are really about drugs.
Dexys (Kevin Rowland and Jim Paterson)Songwriter Interviews
“Come On Eileen” was a colossal “80s hit, but the band – far more appreciated in their native UK than stateside – released just three albums before their split. Now, Dexys is back.
Sub Pop Founder Bruce Pavitt On How To Create A Music SceneSong Writing
With $50 and a glue stick, Bruce Pavitt created Sub Pop, a fanzine-turned-label that gave the world Nirvana and grunge. He explains how motivated individuals can shift culture.
Matthew Wilder – “Break My Stride”They”re Playing My Song
Wilder”s hit “Break My Stride” had an unlikely inspiration: a famous record mogul who rejected it.