Who Did the Song ‘Wagon Wheel’ First Before Darius Rucker?

Song: Wagon Wheel (2004) Artists: Old Crow Medicine Show Albums: Troubles Up and Down the Road, O.C.M.S. Writers: Bob Dylan, Ketch Secor In 2014, Darius Rucker, the singer of Hootie and the Blowfish, won a Grammy Award for Best Country Solo Performance for his recording of the song Wagon Wheel. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country chart, … Read more

Who Did Cum On Feel the Noize First Before Quiet Riot?

Song: Cum on Feel the Noize (1973) Artist: Slade Label: Polydor Writers: Noddy Holder, Jim Lea Cum on Feel the Noize is the song that made Quiet Riot, but the original band who did the song, Slade, was almost unknown in America at the time, despite having already been around over 15 years, with a … Read more

Meaning of Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes

Song: Seven Nation Army (2003) Artist: The White Stripes Album: Elephant Labels: V2, XL, Third Man Writer: Jack White I read a curious line about the White Stripes song Seven Nation Army on American Songwriter: “There’s no disputing that the White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” is better known for its iconic guitar line than its … Read more

Same As It Ever Was: What Song Is It?

Song: Once in a Lifetime (1980) Artist: Talking Heads Album: Remain in Light Writers: David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison, Brian Eno, Chris Frantz Same as it ever was, same as it ever was, same as it ever was…. You may find yourself wondering what that catchy but weird song is called where the guy … Read more

What Was Bon Jovi’s First Hit Song?

Song: Runaway (1984) Artist: Bon Jovi Album: Bon Jovi (Mercury) Writers: Jon Bon Jovi, George Karak The first major US hit for Bon Jovi was Runaway, from their self-titled debut album, in 1984. It reached no. 39 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in April 1984, spending 13 weeks on the chart. Although the album … Read more

Who Did ‘Babe I’m Gonna Leave You’ First Before Led Zeppelin?

Song: Babe I’m Gonna Leave You (1962) Artists: Joan Baez, Led Zeppelin Album: In Concert Writer: Anne Bredon When you hear Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You by Led Zeppelin, you may not realize that the song started out as a folk song. This in itself is not surprising since Led Zeppelin was heavily influenced by folk. Songs … Read more

Who Sang It Never Rains In Southern California?

Song: It Never Rains in Southern California (1972) Artist: Albert Hammond Album: It Never Rains In Southern California (Mums) Writers: Albert Hammond, Mike Hazelwood It Never Rains in Southern California, believe it or not, was written by an Englishman in rainy London. I wouldn’t have pegged it as a number a hit in the U.S., … Read more