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Posts tagged with Song Stories

‘Panama’: The Story Behind Van Halen’s Classic Car Song
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‘Panama’: The Story Behind Van Halen’s Classic Car Song

Always popular, if sometimes lyrically misunderstood, Panama is a rip-roaring rocker that remains one Van Halen’s greatest songs.

Diamond Dogs: David Bowie’s “Pre-Punk” Gang Song Explained
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Diamond Dogs: David Bowie’s “Pre-Punk” Gang Song Explained

Introducing the title characters of his 1974 album, the song Diamond Dogs saw David Bowie try ‘to evolve a new street gang’ ahead of punk.

Batdance: What Prince’s Hit ‘Batman’ Song Did For Hollywood
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Batdance: What Prince’s Hit ‘Batman’ Song Did For Hollywood

The cinematic tie-in that couldn’t fail, Batdance was a sample-filled song that saw Prince respond to the Caped Crusader’s call for help.

Human Nature: Behind Madonna’s Most Defiant Musical Moment
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Human Nature: Behind Madonna’s Most Defiant Musical Moment

“Absolutely no regrets” was the message behind Human Nature, the Madonna song that once again urged fans to express themselves.

Liza Jane: The Story Behind David Bowie’s Debut Single
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Liza Jane: The Story Behind David Bowie’s Debut Single

A pacy slice of mid-60s R&B, Liza Jane was credited to Davie Jones With The King Bees, but is better known as David Bowie’s first-ever single.

To The End: Behind The Song That Revealed A New Side Of Blur
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To The End: Behind The Song That Revealed A New Side Of Blur

Introducing a new facet of Damon Albarn’s songwriting, To The End was the song on which Blur truly showed their ambition.

Scar Tissue: How Red Hot Chili Peppers Healed Their Wounds On A Classic Song
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Scar Tissue: How Red Hot Chili Peppers Healed Their Wounds On A Classic Song

Embracing sobriety and the return of guitarist John Frusciante, Red Hot Chili Peppers worked up one of their greatest songs, Scar Tissue.

Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now: The Story Behind The Smiths’ First Top 10 Hit
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Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now: The Story Behind The Smiths’ First Top 10 Hit

Taking barely an hour to write, Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Know has endured as one of The Smiths’ signature songs.

One Of These Nights: The Story Behind Eagles’ Aspirational Hit Song
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One Of These Nights: The Story Behind Eagles’ Aspirational Hit Song

The song that took Eagles in a new, rockier direction, One Of These Nights was, according to Glenn Frey, ‘a breakthrough’ for the group.

Beautiful Stranger: The Story Behind Madonna’s ‘Austin Powers’ Movie Hit
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Beautiful Stranger: The Story Behind Madonna’s ‘Austin Powers’ Movie Hit

Joining a long line of illustrious Madonna soundtrack contributions, Beautiful Stranger made itself at home in the hearts of fans and critics.

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