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Prince kept doves at his Paisley Park mansion. And yes, sometimes they did cry.
In the 1999 Destiny's Child song "Bug A Boo," they complain about a guy who bugs them on MCI, AOL, and their pagers.
"Margaritaville" is a state of mind, but it's most associated with Key West, Florida, where Jimmy Buffett moved when he was 24.
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Rudolf, Bob Dylan and the Singing Dogs all show up in this Fact or Fiction for seasonal favorites.
Rickie Lee Jones on songwriting, social media, and how she's handling Trump.
"Dead Skunk" became a stinker for Loudon when he felt pressure to make another hit - his latest songs deal with mortality, his son Rufus, and picking up poop.
I love some Queen too Dave but you can't be absolute in claiming songs/groups can't be covered or we/you wouldn't have hits (of Covers) from: Michael Jackson, George Michael, Whitney Houston, Al Green, Lutha, Elvis, Sinatra, Zepplin, Robert Plant, Robert Palmer, Van Halen, Billy Idol, Aretha, Isaac Hayes, Motown (many songs were redone by other Motown artists within Motown), it's a hit miss thing of course and most I hear fall short.
Now where I agree, Queen isn't an easy cover with Mercury's vocals but GMichael's (Live) Version of "Somebody to Love", that's a great cover, make that an excellent one.
- judie, joppa, MD"
Judie, I think it means that he's turned a blind eye from peoples' suffering. "Sat on a fence" would mean just staying neutral. When someone's sitting on the fence, it means they're undecided on something. Hope that helps! :)
It's about the consumer credit (read credit card) crisis in the American Economy. By the time you've seen what banks have done, with the help of the politicians to whom they contribute money...the song Under Pressure takes on extra, deeper meaning.
When Queen would play this song live, Roger wound up taking the Freddie vocal part, while Freddie sang Bowie's vocal.
It wasn't until after Freddie's death, and the subsequent 'Concert for Life' that Bowie would preform this song live in concert, or include it on a greatest hits album of his own.
The original version of this song IS NOT 'Feel Like'
Under Pressure IS the original.
Feel Like was a song in it's own right, Under Pressure was created around it, because the melody was very simmilar.
(P.S. Don't u think they should av released 'Feel Like' as a song of it's own? - I do)
I just love watching john deacon plays his bass guitar whenever i watch QUEEN concerts on videos.
My daughter said this to me when she was 9 yrs old.
"Mom the biggest flaw in RAP music is that they forgot the first letter......they forgot the C.
Freddie was a genius. Won't see another like him for a long time and it WON'T be some pierced, tattooed freak that screams. Freddie had talent and woe to us to lose him. But he was honest and for that we should be grateful. RIP Freddie-Bear
Freddy Mercury is the coolest guy ever! His voice and Bowie's go great together in this song. Queen is amazing and I love them.
I love Freddy's voice, but David Bowie's really works for this song.
The Vanilla Ice version annoys me.
This song rocks!! I was completely shocked the other day when someone asked my class (a bunch of teenage girls) who sings this song and they didn't say "Vanilla Ice," they ACTUALLY knew! :)
I would have really loved for Freedy to do the vocals, not David. I'm not a big fan of his voice.
But, yes,Chris W does make a great point. The USed does not have the best vocals. They are not a very hard band to copy. But I admire how the remade the song without destroying, to me, what the song truly is.
did u notice he said almost every band destory the older songs... im not to fond of the used version of under pressure. and i do think they kinda ruined it for the people who liaten to queen a lot because they rn't queen.... if that made sense
As for that comment on The Used...well...i'm not going to put down their music because we all have our tastes, but the Used is a punk band, and as such isn't extremely good at the guitar, piano or vocally. Let's just say that a band with a screaming vocalist and a half-decent guitarist has no business playing one of the most epic rock songs of all time.
And yes, I realize The Used have done a lot of shows for charity, but let's not confuse music with band ethics...The Used are a bunch of caring guys, but musically speaking, many people can sing better, and anyone who just picked up the guitar can play their stuff.