The Kick Inside was released by Kate Bush when she was 19 years old. She surprised some by singing openly about sexuality, particularly on this erotic number, despite her young age and convent schooling. "It's not such an open thing for women to be physically attracted to the male body and fantasize about it," she told Phil Sutcliffe in 1980. "To me the male body is absolutely beautiful."
Bush added that with this and a few other songs, she expressed desire, "so bottled up you have to relieve it, as if you were crying." (Source Q magazine)
16-tear-old Lorde wrote the lyrics to "Royals" at home in just half an hour. She was inspired by the "ridiculous, unrelatable, unattainable opulence" that runs through such albums as Kanye West and Jay-Z's Watch the Throne and Lana Del Rey's Born To Die.
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."
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