"Achy Breaky Heart" was originally recorded in 1991 by The Marcy Brothers as "Don't Tell My Heart." That original version had the lyrics: "Don't tell my heart, my achy, breakin' heart..."
Pete Townshend wrote The Who's "Pinball Wizard" to coax a good review for the Tommy album out of a rock critic who loved pinball. It worked.
"Dark Fantasy" by Kanye West opens with a reinterpretation of Cinderella as read by Nicky Minaj.
"Ain't No Sunshine" by Bill Withers was inspired by the Jack Lemmon movie Days of Wine and Roses.
In the UK, the first #1 hit with a rap was "Candy Girl" by the American boy band New Edition in 1983.
Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits wrote "Private Dancer," which went to Tina Turner when he realized it wasn't a song for a man to sing.
After cutting his teeth on hardcore punk videos, Paul defined the grunge look with his work on "Hunger Strike" and "Man in the Box."
A look at the good (Diana Ross, Eminem), the bad (Madonna, Bob Dylan) and the peculiar (David Bowie, Michael Jackson) film debuts of superstar singers.
An interview with Ray and Derek Shulman of the progressive rock band Gentle Giant to discuss counterpoint, polyrhythms, and... Bon Jovi.
Have you got the smarts to know which of these graduation song stories are real?
Here's what happens when an opening act is really out of place with the headliner, like when Beastie Boys opened for Madonna.
The 5-octave voice of the classical rock band Renaissance, Annie is big on creative expression. In this talk, she covers Roy Wood, the history of the band, and where all the money went in the '70s.
Fourteen years earlier on January 6th, 1963 the Moments entered the Top 100 at position #100 with their covered version, and that same week the Rooftop Singers were at #35 (the flip-side of the Moments' record was an instrumental version of the song)...
The Moments version peaked at #82 while the Rooftop Singers went all the way to #1...
(See the next 2 posts).
At #2 was "Walk Right In" by the Rooftop Singers (it was in its 2nd week at #2)
And at #3 was "Walk Like A Man" by the Four Seasons (it was up from #6)...
The #1 record was "Hey! Paula" by Paul and Paula.
It was a rarity in that it was not on the Top 10 before becoming the #1 record; it had jumped from #11...
The record at #2, "Hey Paula" by Paul & Paula, was also a big mover, it moved up from #10 to #2...
After the Rooftop Singers two weeks at #1 Paul & Paula did make it to #1, and stayed there for 3 weeks.
It was written in or recorded in 1929,? so there where no beatniks or hippy's than or a culture of using marrihuana and" let your hair hang down."
Could it be an invitation to come along , to walk into a new way of living-(thinking)
and loose your mind-forget about everything you had learned till so far, and jump into an endless sea (new way of thinking) surrender and with trusting open mind without holding back, and nothing to hold on too
At the same time, beatniks were a big sensation and, in retrospect, it seemed that everyone pretty much liked them.
Do you want to lose your mind?"
Do not see any correlation between the two, but still a good song for listening quietly.