Who Sings Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting?

Song: Kung Fu Fighting Artist: Carl Douglas (1974) Album: Single w/ B-side, Gamblin Man (Pye / 20th Century Fox) Martial Arts mania was at its height in the 1970s and, due to Bruce Lee, kung fu was the biggest of all. I mean, everybody was kung fu fighting, and so goes the song. But did … Read more

Is the Song Mad World About Suicide?

Song: Mad World (1982) Artist: Tears for Fears Album: The Hurting (Mercury/ Phonogram) The song Mad World by Tears for Fears was written by Roland Orzabal and Sung by the band’s bassist and co-founder Curt Smith. Like most Tears for Fears songs, it featured dark and serious lyrics juxtaposed with a more new wave synthesizer-dominant … Read more

Hot Child in The City

Song: Hot Child in the City (1978) Artist: Nick Gilder Album: City Nights (Chrysalis) At around the same time that Billy Joel was winning a Grammy for Just the Way You Are and disco, punk, and New Wave were simultaneously selling records, a pop/rock song about a runaway teenage girl who may or may not be a … Read more

Ain’t Nothing Gonna Break My Stride

Song: Break My Stride (1983) Artist: Matthew Wilder Album: I Don’t Speak the Language (Private I) Break My Stride is Matthew Wilder’s one hit song from 1983. Although Wilder had little support, he managed to compete with other one-hits such as Der Kommisar, Blinded Me with Science, and Kajagoogoo (Too Shy). This feel-good pop-rock classic can still be heard … Read more

What a Beautiful Wedding, Says a Bridesmaid: What Song Is It?

Panic at the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out

Song: I Write Sins Not Tragedies (2005) Artist: Panic! At The Disco Album: A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out (Decaydance Records/ Fueled By Ramen/ADA) I Write Sins Not Tragedies appeared on the first album by Panic! at the Disco. The band is variously described as EMO, electropunk, baroque, or pop-rock. The album was released on September 27, … Read more

What Does the Song Mony Mony Mean?

Song: Mony Mony (1968) Artist: Tommy James and the Shondells (covered by Billy Idol) Album: Crimson and Clover (Roulette) Most people today probably know Mony, Mony from Billy Idol, but that is not who sang Mony, Mony originally. It’s a song from the 1960’s from Tommy Jame and and the Shondells, a band of many hits, and many … Read more