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

I Can’t See Me Lovin Nobody But You

The Turtles 1967

Song: Happy Together (1967) Artist: The Turtles Album: Happy Together (Sundazed Records) The lyrics “I Can’t See Me Lovin’ Nobody But You” are featured in the song Happy Together as prominently, if not more so, than the lyrics of the title, so many people mistake this for the name of the song. Today, we might consider this … 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