In his memoir Never Surrender..., frontman Biff Byford said this song is about the voyage of the Pilgrim Fathers. The press didn't like it (perhaps because they didn't understand it); he should have called it "The Mayflower" or something.
Running to 5 minutes 3 seconds, as usual with this band it was a group composition, and was the fourth track on the 1984 Crusader album, which was written partly in Rotterdam.
Suggestion credit: Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2
The bedrock of David Guetta's Nicki Minaj-featuring single "Hey Mama" is a sample of "Rosie," a 1940s prison recording from folk archivist Alan Lomax that songwriter Esther Dean first showed the French DJ on YouTube.
When "Nothin' On You" reached #1 on the Hot 100, B.o.B became the first American act whose name is a palindrome to top the chart. The other two who did so prior to the Atlanta rapper were both Scandinavian groups - ABBA and A-Ha.
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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