Sim from Cleveland RocksA musical masterpiece. Great guitar. Riffs by Jeff Lynn. A hauntingly delightful closing as well. This song pretty much covers all the bases. A true GEM.
Melissa from Windsor, CanadaI love this song so much! The last 2 minutes of this song are incredibly beautiful. The last 2 minutes are probably my favourite because of their sad and haunting beauty. As for the meaning of the song, to me it's about loss, and lament, but also hope despite everything. Perhaps at the end, there is also a hint not just of hope and the possibility for gaining what was lost, but also an inevitable struggle that might be necessary to regain what was lost.
Bruce Springsteen wrote "Blinded By The Light," which was a #1 hit for Manfred Mann's Earth Band. The "Madman Drummers" line is a reference to Springsteen's first E-Street drummer, Vinnie "Mad dog" Lopez.
Arizona DJ Guy Zapoleon played UB40's "Red Red Wine" four years after it was released as part of a feature on songs that should have been hits. Listeners started requesting the tune and within weeks it was topping the Hot 100.