Keep it Simple

Album: You're a Man Now, Boy (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • Raleigh Ritchie sings here of feeling a Gene Kelly moment coming on. He told Billboard magazine the urge to spin or dance a few steps is something that happens to him all the time: "I had a Gene Kelly moment today," Ritchie said. "Just this morning! I got out of the shower, and I was listening to some music and I spun around in my towel. I have those moments daily. I think it's important to have those Gene Kelly moments where just for a split second you're out of reality, and you can just spin around or something."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Krishna DasSongwriter Interviews

The top chant artist in the Western world, Krishna Das talks about how these Hindu mantras compare to Christian worship songs.

Martyn Ware of Heaven 17Songwriter Interviews

Martyn talks about producing Tina Turner, some Heaven 17 hits, and his work with the British Electric Foundation.

Kim Thayil of SoundgardenSongwriter Interviews

Their frontman (Chris Cornell) started out as their drummer, so Soundgarden takes a linear approach when it comes to songwriting. Kim explains how they do it.

Jason Newsted (ex-Metallica)Songwriter Interviews

The former Metallica bassist talks about his first time writing a song with James Hetfield, and how a hand-me-down iPad has changed his songwriting.

Francis Rossi of Status QuoSongwriter Interviews

Doubt led to drive for Francis, who still isn't sure why one of Status Quo's biggest hits is so beloved.

Jimmy JamSongwriter Interviews

The powerhouse producer behind Janet Jackson's hits talks about his Boyz II Men ballads and regrouping The Time.