What does Abacab by Genesis Mean?

Song: Abacab (1981) Artist: Genesis Album: Abacab Writers: Phil Collins, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford Abacab was one of three singles to hit the U.S. charts from the 1981 Genesis album of the same name. It is a progressive rock song that reached no. 26 on the Billboard Hot 100, spending 14 weeks on the charts. The … Read more

Don’t You Tell Me No…

Song: A Little Respect (1988) Artist: Erasure Album: The Innocents Writers: Andy Bell, Vince Clark Label: Sire (US), Mute (UK) Don’t you tell me no…Soul, I hear you calling…Oh, baby please give a little respect to me.. If it’s not the repeated refrain, “that you gimme no,” it’s the refrain “don’t you tell me no” … Read more

Josie’s On a Vacation Far Away

Song: Your Love (1985) Artist: The Outfield Album: Play Deep Writer: John Spinks Most people instantly recognize this song by the opening lyrics, concerning Josie and her vacation. For some reason, they just hit you in the face. Who is Josie? And, why are they singing a song about her? The song is called Your Love … Read more

So Caught Up In You – Don’t Let This Good Love Slip Away

Song: Caught Up In You (1982) Artist: .38 Special Album: Special Forces Writers: Frank Sullivan, Jim Peterik, Jeff Carlisi, Don Barnes I never knew there’d come a day when I’d be sayin’ to you, “Don’t let this good love slip away…” Those are the beginning lyrics of one of the most popular songs by .38 … Read more

I’m Not In Love, It’s Just a Silly Phase I’m Going Through

Song: I’m Not in Love (1975) Artist: 10cc Album: The Original Soundtrack (Mercury) Writers: Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman I’m Not in Love is the first song played in the movie Guardians of the Galaxy (1). It plays while Peter Quill is waiting to see his mom in the hospital. This was not the first movie soundtrack … Read more

And We Danced Like a Wave on the Ocean

And we danced like a wave on the ocean, romanced; We were liars in love and we danced… Song: And We Danced (1985) Song: And We Danced (1985) Artist: The Hooters Album: Nervous Night (Columbia) Writers: Eric Brazilian, Rob Hyman And We Danced was the first single from the second album of The Hooters, a … Read more

Who Did Barbara Ann First Before The Beach Boys?

Song: Babara Ann (1961) Artist: The Regents Writer: Fred Fassert Label: Cousins Records Barbara Ann is one of the most recognizable Beach Boys songs. It may even be the song many think of when they think of the Beach Boys, although purists might object. But Babara Ann wasn’t original to the group. It was first … Read more