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This is about a teenage couple getting married and staying together. Many of Berry's songs are written from the perspective of young people.
This was one of the new batch of hits Berry produced after being released from his 1962-63 prison incarceration.
Berry invented a new word for the lyrics: "Coolerator." It means "refrigerator."
In 1977, Emmylou Harris had a Top Ten country hit with her version, which she renamed "(You Never Can Tell) C'est La Vie."
This was featured in the 1994 film Pulp Fiction. It was used in the scene where Uma Thurman and John Travolta dance to it in the twist contest at Jack Rabbit Slim's. (thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above)
"C'est la vie'" is French for "That's life." (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
The "Midnight At The Oasis" singer is an Old Time gal.
Jules Shear - "All Through The Night"
Shears does very little promotion, which has kept him secluded from the spotlight. What changed when Cyndi Lauper had a hit with his song? Not much, really.
Susanna Hoffs - "Eternal Flame"
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."