Who Sang You Light Up My Life?

So many nights, I sit by my window, wondering who was it, who sang this here song. It’s painfully slow. It has that typical seventies, written on a piano with factory-stamped background ‘orchestra’ accompaniment. It’s kind of pretty, but you just want it to stop after the first chorus. Or, who knows? Maybe you love … Read more

What Does the Song Orange Crush by R.E.M. Mean?

Song: Orange Crush (1988) Artist: R.E.M. Writers: Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe Label: Warner Bros Orange Crush was the first released single off of R.E.M.’s sixth studio album, their first with Warner Bros. Although the album focused on the band’s political and environmental concerns, as well as its ambivalence with the record … Read more

I’ve Been to Paradise But I’ve Never Been To Me

Song: I’ve Never Been to Me Artist: Charlene (D’Angelo) Writer: Ron Miller, Kenneth Hirsch Label: Prodigal, Motown I’ve been to Georgia and California and anywhere I could run; took the hand of a preacher man And we made love in the sun; but I ran out of places and friendly faces because I had to … Read more

Who Did Life Is a Highway Before Rascal Flatts?

Song: Life Is a Highway (1992) Artist: Tom Cochrane Writer: Tom Chochrane Label: Capitol Life Is a Highway was given a big boost in 2006 by being featured in the Pixar animated movie Cars, that version was a cover performed by Rascal Flatts. The original, released by Tom Cochrane in 1992 was a no. 1 … Read more

Who Is the Song Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Written About?

Song: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973) Album: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Artist: Elton John Writers: Elton John, Bernie Taupin Label: MCA | DJM   Since Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John references The Wizard Of Oz, many interpret the song as referencing actress July Garland. The first thing to realize is that when you … Read more

Did John Lennon Say Life Is What Happens When Your Busy Making Other Plans?

Song: Beautiful Boy Album: Double Fantasy Artist: John Lennon Writer: John Lennon John Lennon definitely did say ‘life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. He said it in a song called Beautiful Boy from 1981. The question is whether he originated the saying, as is often claimed. Although Lennon is the originator … Read more

Really Love Your Peaches, Wanna Shake Your Tree – The True Origin?

The Joker, Steve Miller

Song: The Joker (1973) Artist: Steve Miller Band Album: The Joker (Capitol) Steve Miller’s lyric on The Joker, the pompatus of love, really stands out. I’ve already explained where he got that from. No, it was not original to him. Many people, including myself, also love the line from The Joker, “You’re the cutest thing … Read more