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This song is a tribute to the Statue Of Liberty in New York. It was released around the time the statue was being renovated, so interest was high in the statue.
This was Roth's third Top-40 hit. His first 2 were covers of "California Girls
" and "Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody." (thanks, Jes - Mason City, IA, for above 2)
Roth wrote this with Steve Vai, who played guitar on the song.
There is also a song from the 1920s called "Yankee Rose" that was written by Sidney Holden and Abe Frankl.
Rupert crafted hits for Tina Turner, Howard Jones and The Fixx.
The "Midnight At The Oasis" singer is an Old Time gal.
Gym Class Heroes
Their drummer/songwriter with the story behind "Cupid's Chokehold," and how they handle Travie McCoy's solo success.