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Chaka Khan's hit "I Feel For You" was written and originally recorded by Prince 4 years before she covered it.
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Songs about drugs, revolution and greed that have been used in commercials for sneakers, jeans, fast food, cruises and cars.
Jon Anderson breaks down the Yes classic "Seen All Good People" and talks about his 1000 Hands album, which features Chick Corea, Rick Derringer, Ian Anderson, and many other luminaries.
It is obviously inspired by the continent, but the representation of the icy land is a metaphor for the seemingly unattainable woman the song is actually about.