Good Charlotte's video for "Last Night" reconstructs the TV show "Family Double Dare," complete with host Marc Summers.
The first #1 hit with a rap was "Rapture" by Blondie in 1980. Debbie Harry's rhymes left lots of room for improvement.
"Big Love" is a showcase song for Lindsey Buckingham and the first single from Fleetwood Mac's 1987 album Tango In The Night, but he left the group soon after the album was released and the band didn't perform it live until he returned 10 years later.
Billy Ocean's "Caribbean Queen" was also recorded as "European Queen" and "African Queen" for release on those continents.
The song title "Cake By The Ocean" originated from DNCE's Swedish producers using the wrong name for the drink "Sex on the Beach."
Lucinda Williams' track "Compassion" is based on a poem by her father, lauded Arkansas poet Miller Williams.
Evelyn McDonnell, editor of the book Women Who Rock, on why the Supremes are just as important as Bob Dylan.
An Electronic music pioneer with Asperger's Syndrome. This could be interesting.
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Deep Purple's guitarist since 1994, Steve talks about writing songs with the band and how he puts his own spin on "Smoke On The Water."
We've heard of artists putting their hearts into their music, but some take it literally.
Dan cracked the Top 40 with "Ritual," then went to India and spent 2 hours with the Dalai Lama.
This is clearly a breakup song. It couldn't be more obvious. This is the song you write when you find out that your ex, who you'd put out of your head and moved on from, is serious with a new guy and it dredges up a lot of bad emotion. Whoever it is he's writing about, he feels that she didn't put the same amount of effort into the relationship or always had one foot out of the door.
Take your pick; his ex-wife Jennifer Youngblood or one of the three women he was romantically linked with in the late 90s; snowboarder Tina Basich, actress Kari Wuhrer and the former Hole/Smashing Pumpkins bassist Melissa auf der Maur.
Nothing to do with profound meanings about what the song was written about, but it is a song that has a meaning to EVERYONE, in their own way.
If 1000 people listened to Best Of You, you would have 1000 different interpretations, as it perfectly means something different to everyone who listens to it.
This song can turn an ok workout into a great workout. A dull car trip, into an epic adventure. And a dark time in life, into a fantastic colour overload!
Thankyou Dave Grohl for penning what I like to think is the most flawless song ever written. Disagree if you like, but as I said above that's just MY interpretation!
"In a 2007 interview with XFM, frontman Dave Grohl stopped short of explaining the meaning behind "The Pretender", but alluded its roots go to current political unrest. Grohl noted,
"That's the thing with lyrics, you never want to give away specifics, because it's nice for people to have their own idea or interpretation of the song. But, you know, everyone's been f--ked over before and I think a lot of people feel f--ked over right now and they're not getting what they were promised, and so something to do with that."
Grohl also told XFM "The Pretender" was not initially planned for the album and happened really quickly.
"That song didn't happen until later on in the session. We didn't go into making the record with that song and it happened after we recorded a lot of stuff. Up until that point, I didn't know if we had a good opening song or not. So after we recorded it, I thought, 'oh this is perfect, we have the song to open the record,' and it just became everybody's favorite song. ... It's the type of song that I look forward to opening shows with and it came together really easily. We put that song together in, I don't know, a day, whereas a lot of the other songs we worked on for weeks.""
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"I've got another confession to make, I'm your fool:" To me, that's like the victim acknowledging that their abuser has control of them.
"Everyone's got their chains to break, holding you": Everyone has their challenges, mine is you.
"Were you born to resist, or be abused": On this line I picture myself looking in the mirror, asking myself that question.
"Is someone getting the best of you?": I picture this part as a friend asking the victim what's wrong, noticing they're pale and they're trying to hide their bruises
"Are you gone and on to someone new?": It's like someone asking the victim if they have a new boyfriend, and the victim not being able to find the courage to tell the asker about the abuse.
"I needed somewhere to hang my head, without your noose": The abuser is their noose
"You gave me something that I didn't have, but had no use": I wanted love, but you weren't who I thought you were...
"I was too weak to give in, too strong to lose": I was too weak to get away from you myself, but I was too proud to ask for help.
"My heart is under arrest again, but I break loose": You have my heart, my everything under arrest, but I eventually broke loose
"My head is giving me life or death, but I can't choose": I don't know what's worse, living with this pain, or committing suicide.
"I swear I'll never give in, I refuse": for me, this was my mindset. Every time after he abused me, I swore I wouldn't let it happen again. It always did.
"Has someone taken your faith?": A friend asking if the victim is being abused
"It's real, the pain you feel": I picture myself in front of the mirror again, admitting to myself that this isn't just a nightmare
"You trust, you must, confess": coming to the realization that you have to tell someone about this
"The life, the love": to me this represents remembering what you had hoped it would be like when you went into the relationship before it turned abusive.
"You die to heal": How you'd give anything to forget it all, to see something other than his face when you close your eyes
"The hope that starts": how you get this hope that he won't hit you again, but he always does
"The broken hearts": how he broke your heart every time he hurt you
"I've got another confession my friend": finally admitting it to your friend
"I'm no fool": I'm not going to be his punching bag anymore
"I'm getting tired of starting again, somewhere new": I'm tired of having to start my life over again...
Well, there you go. That's the way I feel about this song. Despite all the terrible memories it brings up, it's powerful, listening to this song and knowing I got through all that.
What a great freaking song, anyway! I love this tune -Dave in the 'cuse
the line 'I needed somewhere to hang my head
Without your noose' could be about you believing you had this person to trust and look after you in time of need, without some sort of 'payment' or 'punishment'. The line 'My heart is under arrest again' was very significant to me, because it really captures the idea of you and your heart and soul being taken, or 'arrested' because you feel so much pain, but you cant escape it or run away from it. It has been 'arrested' by the abuser. the song also connects in with the way you see yourself, and that how strong you are as a person. the lines 'My head is giving me life or death
But I can't choose' and 'The life, the love
You'd die to heal' could be a symbol of the suicide temptation you have when something like abuse happens to you as an individual. It talks about 'broken hearts' (plural), and i think this could be about the hearts that would be broken if you confessed, and it then goes on to talk about confessing in the next line. It is a really inspirational song, and personally, this song swayed the choice of suicide for me. if it was't for the inspiration of this song, and the feeling of someone else understanding you pain, then i might have gone ahead wtih suicide. im not sure if my theorys are correct, but i sure hope they are!
"Everyone?s got their chains to break...Holdin? you...Were you born to resist or be abused?"-This could be about the struggling during grief
"You gave me something that I didn?t have...But had no use"-The death has no made whatever they did useless to the person in grief
"I swear I?ll never give in...I refuse"-Basically, I will not let the grief take over my life
"Has someone taken your faith?...Its real, the pain you feel"-Most death results in rethinking of spirituality or faith, and the person who died has taken the faith, because of the pain it has caused
This is what the song means to me, because i have been through a very hard grief with the death of the only mother figure ive ever known, when i was 16. The line "Has someone taken your faith..." really makes sense because i have questioned religion ever since it, and im still unsure what to think, and that pain is very real and there all the time, but you can't give up and let it all take over
Did anyone see Breaking Bonaduce on VH1? The basic premise of the show is following Bonaduce either in a state of relapse (drinking heavily) or seeking help(rehab) Through it all his wife sticks by his side, but continually threatening to leave. In one episode Bonaduce is celebrating his b-day w/his family. When he opened the gift from his wife, it was a mirror w/the lyrics from Best of You scrolled in permanent marker. This simply illustrates her struggle to hang on, but very bitter from his past/current battle to stay sober.
"Rocky" is my favorite movie of all-time!
My dream is to take a vicious beating to this song.
Only a few seem to have drawn this parallel on this board, nevertheless, the only thing I can hear this song being about is Courtney destroying and eventually killing Kurt.
I could go on with my interpretation..all I can see is "In Your Honour"
Thanks for sharing :)
"Were you born to resit of be abused"....I was not brought up by my parents as a child to become a tragin cocaine addict..They did everything they could do to raise their child the right way and they did an angelic job....Instead I turned to the bottle and dealers who chose to abuse...
Before I surrendered to God on April 28 I was attached to an evil drug dealer who was certainly getting "the best of me"........I gave him everything in my life and I was losing my family and anything sort of hope I had left.....When I wouldn't call.......he would show up and tempt me with Satan...cocaine....and I would give in..."It's real, the pain you feel".....Please if anyone reading this is ever thinking about using drugs trust me the pain emotionally mentally and physically is something you will not be able to deal with......The pain is real and my faith was taken by cocaine and the dealer who was "getting the best of me"...........Today I don't let anyone ever get the best of me except for my lord and savior Jesus Christ .....He saved me from death and I'm trying to help others....Thanx guys for writing this song.....it's touching.....
Has someone taken your faith?
Its real, the pain you feel
You trust, you must"
to me that means do what you who cares what they say. this song has areal deep meaning to me.