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Posts tagged with Song Stories

Tears In Heaven: The Story Behind Eric Clapton’s Most Emotional Song
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Tears In Heaven: The Story Behind Eric Clapton’s Most Emotional Song

Borne out of a deep personal tragedy, Tears In Heaven remains the most personal song that Eric Clapton ever wrote.

Brass In Pocket: Why Pretenders’ Signature Song Is Special, So Special
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Brass In Pocket: Why Pretenders’ Signature Song Is Special, So Special

It broke the rules of songwriting, yet Brass In Pocket bore all the hallmarks of a classic pop song and became Pretenders’ breakthrough tune.

I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday: Behind Wizzard’s Evergreen Hit
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I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday: Behind Wizzard’s Evergreen Hit

Wizzard’s Phil Spector-esque bid for Yuletide glory, I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday remains a timeless seasonal classic.

Jump: How Van Halen Leapt Ahead Of The Competition
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Jump: How Van Halen Leapt Ahead Of The Competition

Now recognised as a groundbreaking classic rock song, Jump is the signature hit that sent Van Halen supernova.

Go Your Own Way: How Fleetwood Mac Made The Ultimate Breakup Song
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Go Your Own Way: How Fleetwood Mac Made The Ultimate Breakup Song

Penned by Lindsey Buckingham, Go Your Own Way was an anguished ode to separation that became one of Fleetwood Mac’s biggest hits.

Ordinary World: How Duran Duran Created A Manifesto For The Future
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Ordinary World: How Duran Duran Created A Manifesto For The Future

With the hit song Ordinary World, Duran Duran engineered a career reignition that propelled them into a new era.

Psycho Killer: How Talking Heads Slayed It With Their Breakthrough Single
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Psycho Killer: How Talking Heads Slayed It With Their Breakthrough Single

A song that set Talking Heads apart from the pack at the first time of asking, Psycho Killer remains one of the group’s biggest hits.

Life On Mars?: How David Bowie Created An Out-Of-This-World Classic
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Life On Mars?: How David Bowie Created An Out-Of-This-World Classic

David Bowie’s timeless Life On Mars? song is a ‘soaring, cinematic ballad’ – and it was inspired by Frank Sinatra.

Stars: The Story Behind Simply Red’s Astronomical Hit Song
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Stars: The Story Behind Simply Red’s Astronomical Hit Song

Looking to the sky for inspiration, Simply Red’s hit single ‘Stars’ explored the nature of fame and skyrocketed the band to cosmic heights.

Harder Better Faster Stronger: Behind Daft Punk’s Indestructible Classic
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Harder Better Faster Stronger: Behind Daft Punk’s Indestructible Classic

Tying together the history of electronic music, Harder Better Faster Stronger supercharged Daft Punk’s futuristic vision.

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