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

Brandy You’re A Fine Girl

Song: Brandy Artist: Looking Glass (1972) Album: Looking Glass (Epic) For a one-hit wonder, Looking Glass scored a huge one. Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) was tremendously popular and is still a soft radio classic, not to mention a staple of Karaoke. It was, in fact, so big that it caused Barry Manilow to rename his song … Read more

That Dirty Lowdown

Song: Lowdown (1976) Artist: Boz Scaggs Album: Silk Degrees (CBS) Lowdown was the biggest hit off of Boz Scaggs’ Silk Degrees Album, in 1976. Boz Scaggs, whose real name is William Royce Scaggs, began working on Silk Degrees, he had just come off his first album without his road band, Silk Dancer. There were a number of … Read more

Kept On Looking For A Sign

Song: Couldn’t Get it Right (1977) Artist: Climax Blues Band Album: Gold Plated (Sire) Couldn’t Get it Right was a no. 3 hit for the Climax Blues Band in May of 1977. They shared the charts with Stevie Wonder, with Sir Duke at number one, Leo Sayer with When I Need You at number two. … Read more

La Grange: ZZ Top

Song: La Grange (1973) Artist: ZZ Top Album: Tres Hombres What’s the most covered ZZ Top song? La Grange. What ZZ Top Song is most often played on the radio? La Grange. Released in 1973 on the album, Tres Hombres, the song also has the most interesting history, although it was not originally a big hit, … Read more

Soulshine by Allman Brothers Band

Song: Soulshine (1994) Artist: Allman Brothers Band Album: Where It All Begins Soulshine is actually the song I think about when I think of the Allman Brothers Band. But, not even the songwriter himself, Warren Haynes, who joined the band in 1989 after they reunited, originally thought of it as an Allman Brothers song. When … Read more

Road To Shambala

Song: Shambala (1973) Artist: Three Dog Night Album: Cyan “Everyone is helpful, everyone is kind, On the road to Shambala…” Like all of Three Dog Night’s top ten hits, Shambala was a cover song. It was actually written by Daniel Moore, but the first artist to make the song actually entered a week before Three … Read more