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This song is about reaching your potential. Everyone has secrets they keep in their own head about themselves, and we rarely confront those secrets. It's a self reflecting song: "Is someone getting the best, the best, the best of you" could be interpreted as asking yourself a question you don't really want to think about. (thanks, Marc - Sullivan, MO)
The word "best" is said 40 times in this song. (thanks, Bert - Pueblo, NM)
Mark Pellington directed the video, which took on new meaning when his wife died in 2004. Pellington also directed the video for Pearl Jam's "Jeremy
." (thanks, Alex - Madrid, Spain)
Prince performed this at the 2007 Super Bowl halftime show. The Foo Fighters, who recorded a cover of Prince's "Darling Nikki
," had no idea he was going to play the song, but were thrilled. Dave Grohl said: "Having been a massive Prince fan my whole life, I was flattered beyond words. What an honor to be covered by one of your heroes."
Grohl wrote this while he was supporting Democratic Party candidate John Kerry on the 2004 Presidential campaign.
Grohl told Mojo magazine that he didn't rate the original demo of this and had to be persuaded by his manager John Silva to put the song on the album.
Richard explains how Joe Walsh kickstarted his career, and why he chose Hazard, Nebraska for a hit.
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.