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The 1970's were the peak time for this duo, and this was their biggest hit. A man wants to see his former love again, even though it won't be for anything long-term. Even though the lyrics are a proposal for a one-night-stand, the song remains a Soft Rock favorite, as it takes a keen listen to get the message. (thanks, Mike - Santa Barbara, CA)
England Dan is Dan Seals, who had a series of Country hits after he stopped performing with Coley in 1980. His older brother Jim was the Seals of Seals & Crofts, who had the hit "Summer Breeze."
Seals and Coley met in high school. This was their first single, and they followed it up with several other light favorites, including "Nights Are Forever Without You
" and "We'll Never Have To Say Goodbye Again."
This was written by a Mississippi songwriter named Parker McGee, who also wrote "Nights Are Forever Without You."
When "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight" was played to an executive at Atlantic Records, he turned it down. However Doug Morris of Big Tree Records heard the song through the wall of his over-joining office and offered the duo a contract.
One of the great misheard lyrics appears in this song: "I'm not talking about movin' in" is often heard as "I'm not talking about the linen."
Since his debut single "I'm On Fire" in 1975, Dwight has been providing Spinal-Tap moments and misadventure.
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."
A talented lyricist, Philip helped revive Neil Sedaka's career with the words to "Laughter In The Rain" and "Bad Blood."
Charlie Benante of Anthrax
The drummer for Anthrax is also a key songwriter. He explains how the group puts their songs together and tells the stories behind some of their classics.