"Remember When" is a harrowing song inspired by frontman Tommy Vext's difficult relationship with his twin brother. It tells the story of how the two boys were at one time close, "stealing records, skipping school" together. Years later, the pair were estranged when Tommy's homeless, intoxicated and desperate brother broke into the singer's Brooklyn apartment and wounded him during an attempted robbery.
And now I'm tired of the violence I'm so tired of the sirens And it's better me, better me than you
Vext told Kerrang: "My twin brother is currently serving 17 years for attempted murder - he tried to kill me during a home invasion when he was high in 2010. (Testifying against him) was definitely one of the more difficult moments of my life."
He added: "'Remember When' kinda goes through a timeline and highlights two people who lived the exact same life and had the exact same hardships and advantages and disadvantages, and who we are ultimately as adults is defined by the choices that we made, and our lives reflect those choices."
"Remember When" reached #1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart. Bad Wolves had already led the tally once with their cover of The Cranberries' "Zombie," but this was their first original song to achieve that feat.
Arizona DJ Guy Zapoleon played UB40's "Red Red Wine" four years after it was released as part of a feature on songs that should have been hits. Listeners started requesting the tune and within weeks it was topping the Hot 100.
"Won't Get Fooled Again" by The Who is about a revolution, but it doesn't have a happy ending, since in the end the new regime becomes just like the old one. Pete Townshend thought that whoever was in power was destined to become corrupt.