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

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

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

Who Sang Angel of the Morning First Before Juice Newton?

Song: Angel of the Morning (1967) Artist: Evie Sands Writer: Chip Taylor Label: Cameo-Parkway Records Juice Newton had a big ‘crossover’ country-pop hit with Angel of the Morning in 1981 but the song has actually been covered by many artists, including Olivia Newton-John. The first person to sing the song, in 1967 was actually a … Read more

Too Shy Shy, Hush Hush, Eye to Eye

Song: Too Shy (1983) Artist: Kajagoogoo Album: White Feathers Label: EMI There are many ways to start a band. One way, apparently, is to decide you’re a good-looking guy with talent and place an ad in a paper looking for other guys with the same qualifications. This is how the band Kajagoogoo began. Kajagoogoo means … Read more