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This is the Australian group's biggest hit in the United States. In it, a man thinks he has a chance at the love of a woman who seems to be above his station. (thanks, Mike - Santa Barbara, CA)
"Icehouse" is Australian slang for an insane asylum. The group had one other US hit a few months earlier with "Crazy," which charted at #14. They were much more popular in their native Australia, where "Electric Blue" was a #1 hit and continues to get airplay.
John Oates of the duo Hall & Oates wrote this with Icehouse lead singer Iva Davies. In 1986, Hall & Oates split up to pursue other interests; Daryl Hall released his second solo album that year, while Oates worked as a producer and songwriter. They reunited in 1988, releasing the album Ooh Yeah!.
Tony Joe White
The writer of "Rainy Night in Georgia" and "Polk Salad Annie" explains how he cooks up his Louisiana swamp rock.
Songs Discussed in Movies
, Reservoir Dogs
, Willy Wonka
. Just a few of the flicks where characters discuss specific songs, sometimes as a prelude to murder.
Marc Campbell - "88 Lines About 44 Women"
The Nails lead singer Marc Campbell talks about those 44 women he sings about over a stock Casio keyboard track. He's married to one of them now - you might be surprised which.
A band so baffling, even their names were contrived. Check your score in the Ramones version of Fact or Fiction.