This mystical cut in a minor key borrows a line from Geoffrey Chaucer's late 14th century work Canterbury Tales. "Nothing shocks me more than that old clown" is from the father of English prose's The Summoner's Tale.
A banjo can be heard on this song's mix. In an article published on Dylan's website, Bill Flanagan asked how he decided to put a banjo on a minor key blues. Dylan replied: "I think it probably came up at the studio. A banjo wouldn't be out of character though. There is a minor key modality to 'Forgetful Heart.' It's like 'Little Maggie' or 'Darling Cory,' so there is no reason a banjo shouldn't fit or sound right."
This song concludes with a couplet that many are calling one of Dylan's best ever: "The door has closed forevermore / if there ever was a door."
George Harrison's 1971 song "Bangla Desh" was the first major charity single. It was part of a concert held to bring relief to the people of Bangladesh, who were fighting for independence and suffering from a famine.
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.