This was written by the Memphis soul singer-songwriter Wendy Rene with her brother Johnny and recorded by their group the Drapels, although only Wendy is credited. The other two Drapels were Marianne Brittenum and Wilbur Mondie. At 17, Wendy received a contract as a solo artist at the same time Stax signed the Drapels. On this tune, Wendy is singing about the sometimes fleeting nature of love.
This was Wendy Rene's first and most popular recording. Her other big hit was "Bar-B-Q" in 1964.
That's Booker T. & the MG's as her backup band.
This is sampled in the Wu-Tang Clan's song "Tearz" (on the Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) album). A new generation came to appreciate Wendy's work through this and other samplings.
Suggestion credit: Ekristheh - Halath, for all of the above
Eddie Vedder often changes the words when he sings "Yellow Ledbetter." The basic story is about a guy whose brother dies in the first Gulf War. Apparently, bad news in the army is given in yellow envelopes.
"Kickstart My Heart" is about all the ways Motley Crue gets their blood flowing without drugs. It was inspired by their bass player Nikki Sixx, who claimed he had to be revived with a shot of adrenaline to the heart after an overdose.
Elvis Presley's "A Little Less Conversation" was just a minor hit when it was released in 1968, but a 2002 remix made the song a global smash, taking it to #1 in a number of countries, including Australia and the UK.