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Tower of Power - Stranger In My Own House
Tower of Power - Stranger In My Own House


Tower of Power - Stranger In My Own House Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

Album: The Oakland Zone
Released: 2003

Stranger In My Own House Lyrics


Stranger In My Own House
  • Emilio Castillo is one of the founding members of Tower of Power. He produced the album and wrote many of the tracks, including this one. Says Castillo:
    "I wrote that song with a friend of mine, his name is Leo Sacks. He lives in New York City and he's a journalist. He wrote the NBC Weekend News for Garrick Utley, but he's especially into song music and he left that profession and started doing reissues for Legacy. He's in charge of all the reissues for Earth, Wind & Fire, The O'Jays, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, and The Isley Brothers. He pulls out stuff from the vaults and remixes it and he does all the liner notes. He's really into music that way. He asked me, 'You know, I've produced a lot of things now on these reissues. Could I produce a track for you guys?' And I said no. He goes, 'Oh, you answered me pretty quickly there.' I said, 'Leo, I'll be honest with you, man. I'm looking to work with producers on the caliber of Quincy Jones, somebody I can relate to musically. You don't know music at all. You've done these great productions for these reissues but Tower of Power is a whole different animal and I'm not looking for that type of thing for Tower of Power. But I will write songs with you.' And he goes, 'What? I don't know how to write songs.' I said, 'Well I'll teach you.' And what I told him was, 'You've got to come to me, I'm not flying to New York to teach you to write songs. But if you can come to my house, you can stay there for a few days and I'll show you how to write.' He says, 'How do you know I can write?' I said, 'You're a journalist, you're into Soul music big time. We're going to sit around and talk and we're going to write songs.' He came to my house, we wrote three songs the first time he came and then he came back when I was demoing the three songs and we wrote another one. Out of those four songs, three of them got used. Two of them made the record: Happy About That and Stranger In My Own House. Nothing Like It was a bonus cut in Europe."
  • Castillo: "As far as the story about Stranger In My Own House, there was no story. It is absolutely made up. I came up with a chord progression - that sort of minor sound - and to me it sounded like something ominous, and I came up with that hook, 'I feel like a stranger in my own house,' and then we wrote a story based on that. But there's no truth to it, there's no real life bearing in it at all." (Check out our interview with Emilio Castillo. You can learn much more at his website, towerofpower.com .)

  • Temples - Sun Structures
    Temples - Sun Structures


    Temples - Sun Structures Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: Sun Structures
    Released: 2014

    Sun Structures Lyrics


    The weather shaking fast
    All in till summer last
    All the rocky cold
    If they put to rest a long lost fortune

    Carry on to the distance of
    Rarely squaring in the eyes of the one
    Even brace while in the gun
    Legacy waiting for a long lost fortune

    Take a path of you, inside the odyssey
    Ritualistic signs on the desert sea
    Lead the river to the water
    Take the fire from the trees

    (Ah, ah)

    All in all in the time of the last
    Ceremonial prayer to the grass
    Sink the ground where the image falls
    If they put trust to a long lost fortune

    Carry on to the far side
    Cross the side to the eyes of the one
    Rest in grace where the echo young
    Legacy waits for the long lost fortune

    Take a path of you, inside the odyssey
    Ritualistic signs on the desert sea
    Lead the river to the water
    Take the fire from the trees

    Writer/s: THOMAS EDWARD WALMSLEY, JAMES EDWARD BAGSHAW
    Publisher: IMAGEM U.S. LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

    Sun Structures
  • Temples was initially formed in mid 2012 as a home studio project by vocalist James Bagshaw and bassist Tom Warmsley, who had previously worked together in The Moons. Following the excited online response to their first-ever recording, 2012's "Shelter Song," the duo recruited drummer Sam Toms and keyboardist Adam Smith to form a full-fledged band so that they might take up the many gig requests they were receiving throughout the UK. By July 2013, they were opening for the Rolling Stones at Hyde Park.
  • This is the title track of their debut album, which is filled with the kind of cosmic lyric writing that compares to such psychedelic 1970s acts as Hawkwind and George Clinton. "There's a lot of references to spirituality and mythology," Warmsley told NME, "but it's more about the general atmosphere and the feelings evoked in the music – that's the most important thing. We just wanted to be bold and venture into all the areas we want to venture into."

  • Tower of Power - What Is Hip?
    Tower of Power - What Is Hip?


    Tower of Power - What Is Hip? Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: Tower of Power
    Released: 1973

    What Is Hip? Lyrics


    So you want to jump out your trick bag
    And ease on into a hip bag
    But you ain't just exactly sure what's hip
    So you start to let your hair grow
    Spend big bucks to cop you a wardrobe
    But somehow you know there's much more to the trip

    [Chorus]
    What Is Hip?
    Tell me, tell me if you think you know
    What is hip?
    If you was really hip
    The passing years would show
    You into a hip trip
    Maybe hipper than hip
    But what is hip?

    So you became part of the new breed
    Been smokin' only the best weed
    Been hangin' out on the so-called hippest set
    Being seen at all the right places
    Being seen with just the right faces
    You should be satisfied
    Still it ain't quite right

    [Chorus]

    Hipness, what it is!
    Hipness, what it is!
    Hipness, what it is!
    And sometimes hipness is
    What it ain't!

    You done even went and found you a guru
    In your effort to find you a new you
    And maybe even managed
    To raise your conscious level
    As you striving to find the right road
    There's one thing you should know
    What's hip today
    Might become passe

    Writer/s: S. KUPKA, E. CASTILLO, D. GARIBALDI
    Publisher: BOB-A-LEW SONGS
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

    What Is Hip?
  • Tower of Power sax players Emilio Castillo and Stephen "Doc" Kupka wrote this song. In our interview with Castillo , he said: "I would give most of the credit for that concept lyrically to Doc. He said he wanted write a song about being hip and I said, 'About being hip?' He said, 'Well, what I mean is being hip is so short lived. You can be hip by wearing your hair a certain way today and then in three months that style's gone and you're as unhip as you could possibly be. I want to write a song about that.' It's saying what's hip today might become passé."
  • The group's drummer, David Garibaldi, helped out with the rhythms. Castillo told us, "It was his idea to get Rocco to play those sixteenth notes on the bass. There was a song out at the time called 'Going Down' by Freddie King and it had that bass line. Girabladi's idea was to hit those sixteenth notes and then rather than hitting a big one, you know one, two, three, four, one... He says, 'We're going to push it one sixteenth in front of the one every time.' So it'd be, one, two, three, four, boom, two, three, four, boom... and that sort of prevailing thing throughout the tune is what made that song drive. And then on top of that we had the classic horn arrangement and Lenny Williams singing it."
  • Sheila E. intended to cover this tune on her 1991 set, Sex Cymbal, but TOP's horn section was unavailable. She opted to redo Labelle's "Lady Marmalade" instead. (thanks, Faundell - Brooklyn, NJ)

  • Warpaint - Go In
    Warpaint - Go In


    Warpaint - Go In Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: Warpaint
    Released: 2014

    Go In Lyrics


    Go In
  • This smoky, piano-laced tune was written and recorded by Warpaint in a hired house in the Joshua Tree National Park. Drummer Stella Mozgawa told Spin magazine: "It was an experimental period for us, basically. It was really beneficial for us, because we had been on tour with each other for so long playing the same songs. We were so eager to make something new and figure out what kind of band we were in this environment; not just the physical landscape, but I feel like we explored parts of ourselves individually and collectively that we couldn't have done."

  • The Brothers Johnson - Right On Time
    The Brothers Johnson - Right On Time


    The Brothers Johnson - Right On Time Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: Right On Time
    Released: 1977

    Right On Time Lyrics


    Right On Time
  • Quincy Jones produced the album. He brought in the Tower of Power horn section, who have played on many hit records by artists like Huey Lewis, Bonnie Raitt, Santana, Elton John and Aaron Neville. Emilio Castillo told us about working with Jones:
    "There was a real kinship there musically. He knew us from before because we had traveled with him on the road. It was a Quincy Jones and Tower of Power tour. He also was the one who gave me my first gold record. He was talking to us after the session with The Brothers Johnson and he said, 'You guys must have tons of gold records,' and we told him, 'No we don't even have one.' He was amazed. He said, 'You guys don't have a gold record? I can't believe that. This record is going to go gold and when it does you're getting one.' He was true to his word, he sent me one." (Check out our interview with Emilio Castillo. You can learn much more at his website, towerofpower.com .)

  • Dexys Midnight Runners - The Celtic Soul Brothers
    Dexys Midnight Runners - The Celtic Soul Brothers


    Dexys Midnight Runners - The Celtic Soul Brothers Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: Too-Rye-Ay
    Released: 1982

    The Celtic Soul Brothers Lyrics


    More please and thank you
    Introducing The Celtic Soul Brothers and featuring the strong devoted,
    Ladies and gentlemen, would you now please take your leave.
    Because we've sat back looking and nearly been took,
    Even been scared but now I don't care and I'm telling anyone who'll listen.
    I've seen what's on show and now there's no more to know
    'cause I've been there,
    I've been seen there,
    I've seemed it, dreamed it,
    Beened it, schemed it.
    Excuse me please, you're standing in my space,
    So step aside, now your time's up.
    Come on my friends, I would now like to propose a toast
    To the strength I see that's surrounding me and those who've cared,
    Oh yes, I've been scared and I'm telling anyone who'll listen
    I've seen what's on show and now there's no more to know,
    Oh I've been there,
    I've seen there,
    I've seemed it, dreamed it,
    Schemed it.
    You see I know this to be true,
    Now would I lie to you?
    And I'm not waiting for approval from you
    We're coming through.
    More please and thank you.
    Writer/s: Paterson, James / Rowland, Kevin / Billingham, Michael
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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    The Celtic Soul Brothers
  • This song was written by Dexys lead singer Kevin Rowland along with their trombone player Jim Paterson and keyboard man Micky Billingham. The song is about the band, who had Celtic roots (Ireland and Scotland), and a love for Soul music, which they made clear in songs like "Jackie Wilson Said" and "Geno" (about the American singer Geno Washington).
  • The music phrase that dominates this song was inspired by the song "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me," which was written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. That song became a hit for the British singer Sandie Shaw, but it was originally recorded by an American Soul singer named Lou Johnson, putting it squarely in Dexys' range of influences.

    In our interview with Kevin Rowland , he said: "We wanted a good rhythm, so we got that. That's a great song. We often do that. We put a song on and we say, 'We want to write something as good as this.' We might use one phrase, but it's not really nicked because the chords are different, so the harmony's different. The harmony of the melody over the chord."
  • Too-Rye-Ay was the band's second album, but their first one released in America. In the UK, Dexys had seven Top 40 hits by the time this charted, but in the US, it was just their second single, following their massive hit "Come On Eileen," which rose up the ranks thanks to a video that made hot rotation on MTV.

    "The Celtic Soul Brothers" had a video, but it lacked the storyline of "Eileen" and was ignored by MTV. It got little radio support and topped out at #86 on the Hot 100, leaving the band on one-hit-wonder turf in America.
  • In the UK, this was released ahead of "Come On Eileen," but made it to just #45 on the charts. This prompted a change in marketing strategy for the band, who had declined all interviews when Too-Rye-Ay was released, choosing instead to promote the album with full-page ads explaining their reticence to do press and making their case for the album.

    When it came time to release "Eileen," the band once again accommodated journalists, resulting in some very contentious interviews with lead singer Kevin Rowland, who turned standoffish and insulting when questioned about his stage antics or raggedy attire. The interviews served their purpose, and "Eileen" became the biggest-selling single of 1982 in the UK. In its wake, "The Celtic Soul Brothers" was re-released, this time making #20.

  • Gordon Lightfoot - Carefree Highway
    Gordon Lightfoot - Carefree Highway


    Gordon Lightfoot - Carefree Highway Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: Sundown
    Released: 1974

    Carefree Highway Lyrics


    Pickin' up the pieces of my sweet shattered dream
    I wonder how the old folks are tonight
    Her name was Ann and I'll be damned if I recall her face
    She left me not knowin' what to do
    Carefree Highway, let me slip away on you
    Carefree highway, you seen better days
    The mornin' after blues from my head down to my shoes
    Carefree highway, let me slip away
    Slip away on you
    Turnin' back the pages to the times I love best
    I wonder if she'll ever do the same
    Now the thing that I call livin' is just bein' satisfied
    With knowin' I got no one left to blame
    Carefree highway, got ta see you my old flame
    Carefree highway, you seen better days
    The mornin' after blues from my head down to my shoes
    Carefree highway, let me slip away
    Slip away on you
    Searchin' through the fragments of my dream-shattered sleep
    I wonder if the years have closed her mind
    I guess it must be wanderlust or tryin' to get free
    From the good old faithful feelin' we once knew
    Carefree highway, let me slip away on you
    Carefree highway, you seen better days
    The mornin' after blues from my head down to my shoes
    Carefree highway, let me slip away
    Slip away on you
    Let me slip away on you
    Carefree highway, got ta see you my old flame
    Carefree highway, you seen better days
    The mornin' after blues from my head down to my shoes
    Carefree highway, let me slip away
    Slip away on you

    Writer/s: LIGHTFOOT, GORDON
    Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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    Carefree Highway
  • Lightfoot got the idea for this from a road sign he saw just north of Phoenix, Arizona. The Carefree Highway intersects I-17, and leads to Carefree, Arizona, a small community north of Phoenix. (thanks, Randy - Scottsdale, AZ)
  • In the April 1975 Crawdaddy magazine, he explained: "I thought it would make a good title for a song. I wrote it down, put it in my suitcase and it stayed there for 8 months."
  • The woman in the song was Lightfoot's girlfriend when he was 22. Her name was Ann. (thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for above 2)
  • Lightfoot was asked during a Reddit AMA what he meant by the song's second line, "I wonder how the old folks are tonight?" He replied: "Well, I always thought about my folks. They're both gone now. But I always thought about my folks, it doesn't matter what kind of trouble I was getting into, I always thought about my folks."

  • Bombay Bicycle Club - Come To
    Bombay Bicycle Club - Come To


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    Album: So Long, See You Tomorrow
    Released: 2014

    Come To Lyrics


    Come To
    Come to
    Come to

    I'm kneeling down to get closer to the sign
    And you're breaking my back every time

    It's hard to see it for all the rust
    But I saw it fading and I have some faith in us

    Don't need to tell me
    You know this ain't nothing new
    Of course I love you
    Of course I do

    But to outplay is not to love
    And yet I keep on coming back to call your bluff

    It's hard to see it for all the rust
    But I saw it fading and I have some faith in us

    Come to
    Get me, get me
    Come to
    Come to
    Get me, get me
    Come to
    Come to
    Get me, get me
    Come to

    Your evening eyes
    The rain outside
    The way I know
    No fear that I'll
    Be fading out alone

    Your evening eyes
    The rain outside
    The way I know
    No fear that I'll
    Be fading out alone

    (It's hard to see it for all the rust
    But I saw it fading and I have some faith in us)
    Your evening eyes
    The rain outside
    The way I know
    No fear that I'll
    Be fading out alone

    It's hard to see it for all the rust
    But I saw it fading and I have some faith in us

    Writer/s: JACK WILLIAM THOMAS STEADMAN
    Publisher: IMAGEM U.S. LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

    Come To
  • Bassist Ed Nash told XFM's John Kennedy that the original version of this song was very different to the end product. "The [version] we worked on in India, the first half was hip hop with Bollywood samples and then we did this outro that everyone loved but they didn't like the first half of the song," he explained. "[Vocalist Jack Steadman] went away and completely changed the first half of the song."

  • Prince - Uptown
    Prince - Uptown


    Prince - Uptown Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: Dirty Mind
    Released: 1980

    Uptown Lyrics


    She saw me walking down the streets of your fine city
    It kinda turned me on when she looked at me and said, "come here"
    Now I don't usually talk to strangers but she looked so pretty
    What can I lose, if I, uh, just give her a little ear?
    "What's up little girl?"
    "I ain't got time to play"
    Baby didn't say too much
    She said, "Are you gay?"
    Kinda took me by surprise, I didn't know what to do
    I just looked her in her eyes and I said, "no, are you?"
    Said to myself, said
    "She's just a crazy, crazy, crazy little mixed up dame
    She's just a victim of society and all its games"
    Now where I come from
    We don't let society tell us how it's supposed to be
    Our clothes, our hair, we don't care
    It's all about being there
    Everybody's going Uptown
    That's where I want to be
    Uptown
    Set your mind free
    Uptown
    Got my body hot
    Get down
    I don't want to stop, no

    As soon as we got there good times were rolling
    White, Black, Puerto Rican, everybody just a-freakin'
    Good times were rolling
    She started dancing in the streets
    Ow, girl, she's just gone mad, you know
    She even made love to me
    Ooh, best night I ever had, ah yeah
    I never talk to strangers but this time it's all right
    See, she got me hot, ah, I couldn't stop, ah
    Good times were rolling all night, all night, yeah
    Now, where I come from we don't give a damn
    We do whatever we please
    It ain't about no downtown, nowhere-bound, narrow-minded drag
    It's all about being free
    Everybody's going uptown
    It's where I want to be
    Uptown
    You can set your mind free, yeah
    Uptown
    Keep your body hot
    Get down
    I don't want to stop, no

    Uptown
    Oh, oh, yeah
    Uptown
    Everybody's going, everybody's going
    Everybody gotta gotta uptown
    Now go-go-go, go-go-go uptown

    Uptown
    Yeah, yeah, now, all now, uptown
    Gotta go-go-go
    Baby, got to go, got to, uptown
    C'mon, c'mon, you, you have to, you gotta go uptown
    Oh, oh, oh, baby, oh yeah

    Writer/s: NELSON, PRINCE ROGERS
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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    Uptown
  • Prince said that "Uptown" was his nickname for his hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Uptown Minneapolis is located just 15 blocks from the downtown core and is not considered part of downtown. The neighborhood caters to a 21-35 crowd and is only a couple of blocks from their chain of lakes. (Thanks to the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce. For more, check out uptownminneapolis.com .)
  • This song is also about standing up against any kind of prejudice, whether it's targeted at skin color or style. Prince told Rolling Stone that, growing up, he and his friends "took a lot of heat all the time. People would say something about our clothes or the way we looked or who we were with, and we'd end up fighting. I was a very good fighter... I never lost. I don't know if I fight fair, but I go for it. That's what 'Uptown' is about - we do whatever we want, and those who cannot deal with it have a problem within themselves."
  • During a surprise phone-in interview the night before his birthday in 1985, Prince told the Detroit disc jockey, The Electrifying Mojo, what it was like to grow up in "Uptown": "Pretty different. Uh, kinda sad, to be exact. (laughs) I mean, the radio was dead, the discos was dead, ladies was kinda dead, so I felt like, if we wanted to make some noise, and I wanted to turn anything out... I was gonna have to get somethin' together. Which is what we did. We put together a few bands and turned it into Uptown. That consisted of a lot of bike riding nude, but ya know it worked. We had fun."
  • The song discusses the question many fans at the time had about Prince's sexuality. The lyrics made it clear that he was heterosexual. (thanks, Illya - Detroit, MI)
  • This was the first single from Prince's third album, Dirty Mind. The song bubbled under at #101 on the Hot 100 and made #5 on the R&B chart, providing the closest thing to a hit on the album. Dirty Mind did well with critics and fans, but aside from "Uptown," it wasn't very radio-friendly, with songs like "Head" and "When You Were Mine" that were too risqué for the public airwaves. It wasn't until Prince's fifth album, 1999 (released in 1982), that he became a regular on radio and MTV.

  • David Crosby - What's Broken
    David Crosby - What's Broken


    David Crosby - What's Broken Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: Croz
    Released: 2014

    What's Broken Lyrics


    What's Broken
  • This song was written by Crosby's son James Raymond and features former Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler on guitar. Crosby told Mojo magazine: "I don't know him, except as a brilliant writer, guitar player and record maker, but a promoter friend in Italy said, 'I just had Mark Knopfler here and he's so good; maybe you could write a song together.' He spoke to Mark's manager and they said, 'Mark doesn't really do that, but he might play guitar on something,' so I sent him 'What's Broken' - James' song. He played perfectly, I don't know how I'm going to pay him back but I'll certainly try."

  • The O'Jays - For The Love Of Money
    The O'Jays - For The Love Of Money


    The O'Jays - For The Love Of Money Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: Ship Ahoy
    Released: 1973

    For The Love Of Money Lyrics


    Money money money money, money
    Money money money money, money
    Money money money money, money
    Money money money money, money
    Money money money money, money
    Money money money money, money

    Some people got to have it
    Some people really need it
    Listen to me y'all, do things, do things, do bad things with it
    You want to do things, do things, do things, good things with it
    Talk about cash money, money
    Talk about cash money, dollar bills, y'all

    For The Love Of Money
    People will steal from their mother
    For the love of money
    People will rob their own brother
    For the love of money
    People can't even walk the street
    Because they never know who in the world they're gonna beat
    For that lean, mean, mean green
    Almighty dollar, money

    For the love of money
    People will lie, Lord, they will cheat
    For the love of money
    People don't care who they hurt or beat
    For the love of money
    A woman will sell her precious body
    For a small piece of paper it carries a lot of weight
    Call it lean, mean, mean green

    Almighty dollar

    I know money is the root of all evil
    Do funny things to some people
    Give me a nickel, brother can you spare a dime
    Money can drive some people out of their minds

    For the love of money
    No good, no good, no good
    For the love of money
    Don't sell your soul for the money, no, no
    For the love of money
    Lay down, lay down women will

    Money is the root of all evil
    Do funny things to some people
    Give me a nickel, brother can you spare a dime
    Money can drive some people out of their minds

    For the love of money
    Got to have it, I really need it
    For the love of money
    Give it up, give it up, give it up, yeah
    For the love of money
    Got to have it, some people really need it
    For the love of money
    Give me, give me, give me cash, money
    For the love of money
    I need, I need
    For the love of money
    Give me, give me, give me
    For the love of money
    For the love of money
    How many things have I heard you say
    For the love of money
    Don't let it, don't let it, don't let money rule you
    For the love of money
    How many things have I heard you say
    For the love of money
    Don't let it, don't let it, don't let money fool you
    For the love of money
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
    For the love of money
    Got to have it, I really need it

    Save your soul
    Save your soul, don't sell it
    From that mean mean mean mean green

    People, don't let money, don't let money change you
    Almighty dollar
    People telling you
    People, don't let money, don't let money change you
    Almighty dollar
    It will keep on changing, changing up your mind
    It will keep on changing, changing up your mind
    People telling you
    People, don't let money, don't let money change you
    Almighty dollar
    People, don't let money, don't let money change you
    It will keep on changing, changing up your mind
    It will keep on changing, changing up your mind

    Writer/s: GAMBLE, KENNETH / HUFF, LEON / JACKSON, ANTHONY
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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    For The Love Of Money
  • The songwriting/production duo of Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff co-wrote this song with Anthony Jackson, who also played bass on the track. Gamble and Huff wrote many songs that helped define the Philadelphia Soul sound, including this one, which was recorded at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia.

    A key contributor to the song was Joe Tarsia, who was the engineer at Sigma. He had just installed an Eventide phaser in the control room, and when Jackson started playing, Tarsia tried recording the bass (with a wah-wah peddle) through the phaser. Gamble loved the effect, which provided a unique sound that made the song stand out on the airwaves.

    Tarsia added effects to the background vocals as well, creating a reverse echo where the echo precedes the vocal, something Jimmy Page did on a few Led Zeppelin tracks, including "Whole Lotta Love."
  • Often misinterpreted as a song celebrating the accumulation of money, it's actually one of the more unadorned warnings about the sordid side of the mighty dollar, pointing out the things people will do for it: cheat, lie, even steal from their mother. The song was written at a time when the songwriters Gamble and Huff were reaping the financial rewards of their success, but also reconciling it with their spiritual beliefs (Gamble had recently converted to Islam). The duo often wrote messages into their songs gleaned from their everyday conversations. On this track, they are very clear: "Don't let money change you."
  • With the chorus of "Money, money, money, money," this has been used in many promos, TV shows and movies where greed or the pursuit of the almighty dollar are concerned. It is the theme of the NBC reality series The Apprentice starring Donald Trump. (thanks, Justin - Felts Mills, NY)

  • David Crosby - Morning Falling
    David Crosby - Morning Falling


    David Crosby - Morning Falling Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: Croz
    Released: 2014

    Morning Falling Lyrics


    His open eyes
    At first light
    We see
    An echo of his mothers smile

    At her breast
    His sister pressed
    Outside
    The sun begins to warm the ancient tile

    They came that day, hollow men
    Agents of a god they could not know
    A mile above, distant eyes
    Miss desperate pleas that pictures could not show
    The Morning Falling

    A shackle snaps
    Beneath cold wings
    Below
    The shepherd is pulled toward home

    The shadow falls
    A falcon calls
    Below
    His world becomes a mountain of stone

    They came that day, empty men
    Agents of a god they’ll never know
    High above, those eyes
    See what seems to be on screens that glow
    The morning falling

    His eyes can see
    But his mind can’t hold
    What he has seen
    The absence of the lives they used to live

    A world away
    The trigger is pulled
    And here there is no reason to forgive

    Writer/s: CROSBY, DAVID / RAYMOND, JAMES
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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    Morning Falling
  • David Crosby wrote this song, which is about drones killing innocent people, with his son James Raymond. They wrote more than half the tracks on Croz together and Crosby told Mojo magazine: "Right from the very first song we wrote together, it's been very good and easy. He seems to know where I'm going and I seem to know where he's going, I don't really even know how to describe it, but I know that I write better with him than with anybody else. That's a fairly difficult chemistry and doesn't happen fairly easily, but when it does it opens the door to another level and some of the best music I made."
  • Pianist James Raymond was born in 1962 and placed by David Crosby for adoption. He was reunited with his father as an adult and in 1997 Raymond began performing with him as a member of Crosby, Pevar & Raymond. After the disbandment of CPR in 2004, Raymond continued to work with his dad as well as part of the touring bands for Crosby & Nash and Crosby, Stills & Nash.

  • Rammstein - Amerika
    Rammstein - Amerika


    Rammstein - Amerika Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: Reise Reise
    Released: 2004

    Amerika Lyrics


    We're all living in America
    America is wunderbar
    We're all living in America
    Amerika, Amerika

    Wenn getanzt wird, will ich führen
    Auch wenn ihr euch alleine dreht
    Lässt euch ein wenig kontrollieren
    Ich zeige euch wie´s richtig geht
    Wir bilden einen lieben Reigen
    Die Freiheit spielt auf allen Geigen,
    Musik kommt aus dem Weißen Haus,
    Und vor Paris steht Mickey Maus

    We're all living in America
    America is wunderbar
    We're all living in America
    Amerika, Amerika

    Ich kenne Schritte, die sehr nützen,
    Und werde euch vor Fehltritt schützen,
    Und wer nicht tanzen will am Schluss,
    Weiß noch nicht das er Tanzen muss!
    Wir bilden einen lieben Reigen,
    Ich werde Euch die Richtung zeigen,
    Nach Afrika kommt Santa Claus,
    Und vor Paris steht Mickey Maus

    We're all living in America
    America is wunderbar
    We're all living in America
    Amerika, Amerika
    We're all living in America
    Coca-Cola, Wonderbra
    We're all living in America
    Amerika, Amerika

    This is not a love song
    This is not a love song
    I don´t sing my mother tongue
    No, this is not a love song

    We're all living in America
    America is wunderbar
    We're all living in America
    Amerika, Amerika
    We're all living in America
    Coca-Cola, sometimes war
    We're all living in America
    Amerika, Amerika

    Writer/s: Riedel, Oliver / Lorenz, Doktor Christian / Schneider, Christoph Doom / Kruspe, Richard Z. / Landers, Paul / Lindemann, Till
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

    Amerika
  • The entire song consists of sarcastic lyrics that act as a commentary of America and how it rules all other countries. "When we dance I want to lead" (translated) shows how America commands others to do the same as them.
  • The video goes along with the song lyrics and shows people from countries across the world, including Africa, India and the Antarctic, all interacting with American-made products. A boy takes off his Nike sneakers to pray, an Indian family crouch on the grass to watch TV and eat pizza. The most notable reference is the band themselves performing in space-suits and attempting to prop an American flag up on a set made up to resemble the moon. A clear reference at the infamous theory that the moon-landing was faked. (thanks, Jay - Reading, England, for above 2)
  • Part of the song is about how America does not care about things and they just pay people to make them happy. In the video, Africans and Indians, who often are considered poor and starving, are watching TV, eating pizza and drinking Coca-Cola. Also, the lyrics are about how money is used for entertainment rather than helping the poor: "Music is coming from the white house and Mickey Mouse is standing in front of Paris" (meaning Disneyland). (thanks, Oscar - Stockholm, Sweden)

  • 5 Seconds of Summer - She Looks So Perfect
    5 Seconds of Summer - She Looks So Perfect


    5 Seconds of Summer - She Looks So Perfect Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: She Looks So Perfect
    Released: 2014

    She Looks So Perfect Lyrics


    Hey, hey, hey, hey
    Hey, hey, hey
    Hey, hey, hey, hey
    Hey, hey, hey

    Simmer down, simmer down
    They say we're too young now to amount to anything else
    But look around
    We worked too damn hard for this just to give it up now
    If you don't swim, you'll drown
    But don't move, honey

    You look so perfect standing there
    In my American Apparel underwear
    And I know now, that I'm so down
    Your lipstick stain is a work of art
    I got your name tattooed in an arrow heart
    And I know now, that I'm so down

    Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
    Hey, hey, hey

    Let's get out, let's get out
    'Cause this deadbeat town's only here just to keep us down
    While I was out, I found myself alone just thinking
    If I showed up with a plane ticket
    And a shiny diamond ring with your name on it
    Would you wanna run away too?
    'Cause all I really want is you

    You look so perfect standing there
    In my American Apparel underwear
    And I know now, that I'm so down
    I made a mix-tape straight out of '94
    I've got your ripped skinny jeans lying on the floor
    And I know now, that I'm so down

    Hey, hey, hey, hey hey
    Hey, hey, hey, hey

    You look so perfect standing there
    In my American Apparel underwear
    And I know now, that I'm so down
    Your lipstick stain is a work of art
    I got your name tattooed in an arrow heart
    And I know now, that I'm so down

    Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
    Hey, hey, hey, hey
    Hey, hey, hey

    You look so perfect standing there
    In my American Apparel underwear
    And I know now, that I'm so down (Hey)
    Your lipstick stain is a work of art
    I got your name tattooed in an arrow heart
    And I know now, that I'm so down

    Writer/s: CLIFFORD, MICHAEL / IRWIN, ASHTON / SINCLAIR, JAKE
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

    She Looks So Perfect
  • 5 Seconds of Summer is a pop-rock band from from the western suburbs of Sydney, Australia, comprising vocalist Luke Hemmings, guitarist Michael Clifford, bassist Calum Hood and drummer Ashton Irwin. The group was formed in December 2011 when schoolmates Luke, Michael and Calum started posting videos of themselves performing covers of popular songs to YouTube. They were soon joined by Ashton and quickly gained a large following on Twitter and Facebook.

    The quartet spent the second half of 2012 writing and developing before releasing their Somewhere New EP at the end of the year, reaching the Top 40 of the New Zealand album chart. One Direction had been following 5 Seconds of Summer's career for some time and the Australian quartet spent much of 2013 supporting the guys on their worldwide Take Me Home tour.
  • This is 5 Seconds Of Summer's debut worldwide single, after signing to to Capitol Records. The tune topped 38 iTunes charts across the globe with the pre-order, making it a contender for "song of the summer."

    The instant success thrust the band into the spotlight and onto the Tumblrs of their (mostly) female fans. With the exception of their drummer Ashton Irwin, who was 20, every member of the group was a teenager when the song hit. They fought the "boy band" label from the start, explaining that they wrote their own songs, with every member contributing to the process. The credited writers on this track are Irwin, the band's guitarist Michael Clifford and Jake Sinclair, who also produced the track and contributed guitar and backing vocals.
  • So why 5 Seconds Of Summer? Michael told Digital Spy : "I suggested the name and everyone hated it! I wanted to make a name where everyone could put their name into it, and it has a cool abbreviation."

    "There's nothing symbolic about it unfortunately," he added. "Normally we tell people we fought with dragons and stuff. We'll come up with a cool story and get back to you."
  • The music video was directed by Frank Borin and gained over 1 million views within 24 hours of its release on February 24, 2014. Asked by Coup de Main magazine about the inspiration for the clip, Michael replied: "I guess we were just looking around for ideas for the video stuff, and the director Frank came to us with this idea of the song just making people want to take their clothes off or something? And we were like… Alright, that's amazing!"
  • The band wrote this song with Jake Sinclair, who also produced that track and added guitar and backing vocals. It was Sinclair who came up with the memorable lyric: "She looks so perfect standing there in my American Apparel underwear."

    That line was inspired by a time when Sinclair's girlfriend forgot her underwear, so she wore his. He warned the band that he had a weird concept before pitching them the line, which didn't go over well with Michael Clifford, but Ashton Irwin loved it and pushed it through. "I loved it because it was quirky," Irwin told Rolling Stone. "I knew it was gonna break us."
  • After this song hit, American Apparel saw a 10 percent spike in sales of their briefs.
  • The song's lyrics are exceptionally goofy, but insanely catchy and somewhat nostalgic. The line, "I made a mixtape straight out of '94, I've got your ripped skinny jeans lying on the floor" proved especially popular, with the band playing it up by wearing skinny jeans in the video and often making appearances under a "Mixtape '94" sign. The band claims inspiration from '90s acts like blink-182 and Green Day.
  • 5 Seconds of Summer were the first multi-member Australian group to top the UK singles chart since Madison Avenue spent a week at #1 with "Don't Call Me Baby" in May 2000.

  • Spandau Ballet - Gold
    Spandau Ballet - Gold


    Spandau Ballet - Gold Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: True
    Released: 1983

    Gold Lyrics


    Thank you for coming home
    I'm sorry that the chairs are all worn
    I left them here I could have sworn
    These are my salad days
    Slowly being eaten away
    Just another play for today
    Oh, but I'm proud of you, but I'm proud of you
    Nothing left to make me feel small
    Luck has left me standing so tall

    [Chorus:]
    Gold (gold)
    Always believe in your soul
    You've got the power to know
    You're indestructible
    Always believe in, that you are
    Gold (gold)
    Glad that you're bound to return
    There's something I could have learned
    You're indestructible, always believe in...

    After the rush has gone
    I hope you find a little more time
    Remember we were partners in crime
    It's only two years ago
    The man with the suit and the face
    You knew that he was there on the case
    Now he's in love with you, he's in love with you
    And love is like a high prison wall
    But you could leave me standing so tall

    [Chorus]

    And love is like a high prison wall
    But you could leave me standing so tall

    Gold (gold)
    Always believe in your soul
    You've got the power to know
    You're indestructible
    Always believe in, 'cause you are
    Gold (gold)
    I'm glad that you're bound to return
    Something I could have learned
    You're indestructible, always believe in...
    (Gold)

    Writer/s: KNIGHT, BEVERLEY
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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    Gold
  • Band member Gary Kemp started writing this song as a spoof of James Bond theme songs, specifically Goldfinger .
  • Gary Kemp recalled the writing of this song to The Mail on Sunday March 13, 2011: "I used to get my brother Martin to come in when I was writing songs to give an opinion, muck about on his bass to see if I was going in the right direction. He loved 'Gold' from the start so I knew that I was on to something.

    There's no formula to writing a song like that, but the title is key, there's no point writing a great melody and not knowing what the title is. It's so hard to put the title over a melody you've found – it's better to think: I have a great title, a great opening line, how do I make that into a song?"
  • The band was made up of Tony Hadley (vocals), Gary Kemp (guitar), his brother Martin Kemp (bass), Steve Norman (guitar), and John Keeble (drums). Both Kemp brothers appeared in the film The Krays in 1990. Martin Kemp later acted in the BBC soap opera East Enders as Steve Owen.In 1998 Hadley, Norman and Keeble sued Gary Kemp, the chief songwriter, for a greater share of the royalties, but lost the case.
  • The BBC used this song in their coverage of the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.

  • Iggy Azalea - Fancy
    Iggy Azalea - Fancy


    Iggy Azalea - Fancy Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: The New Classic
    Released: 2014

    Fancy Lyrics


    Listen to this jam, show 'em what you got
    Inbox, fresh

    First things first, I'm the realest (Realest)
    Drop this and let the whole world feel it (Let 'em feel it)
    And I'm still in the Murda Bizness
    I can hold you down, like I'm givin' lessons in physics (Right)
    You should want a bad bitch like this (Ha)
    Drop it low and pick it up just like this (Yeah)
    Cup of Ace, cup of Goose, cup of Cris
    High heels, somethin' worth a half a ticket on my wrist (On my wrist)
    Takin' all the liquor straight, never chase that (Never)
    Rooftop like we bringin' '88 back (What)
    Bring the hooks in, where the bass at
    Champagne spillin', you should taste that

    I'm so Fancy
    You already know
    I'm in the fast lane
    From L.A. to Tokyo
    I'm so fancy
    Can't you taste this gold
    Remember my name, 'bout to blow

    I said baby, I do this, I thought that, you knew this
    Can't stand no haters and honest, the truth is
    And my flow retarded, they speak it, depart it
    Swagger on super, I can't shop at no department
    Better get my money on time, if they not money, decline
    And swear I meant that there so much that they give that line a rewind
    So get my money on time, if they not money, decline
    I just can't worry 'bout no haters, gotta stay on my grind
    Now tell me, who that, who that
    That do that, do that
    Put that paper over all, I thought you knew that, knew that
    I be that I-G-G-Y, put my name in bold
    I been working, I'm up in here with some change to throw

    I'm so fancy
    You already know
    I'm in the fast lane
    From L.A. to Tokyo
    I'm so fancy
    Can't you taste this gold
    Remember my name, 'bout to blow

    Trash the hotel
    Let's get drunk on the mini bar
    Make the phone call
    Feels so good getting what I want, yeah
    Keep on turning it up
    Chandelier swinging, we don't give a fuck
    Film star, yeah I’m deluxe
    Classic, expensive, you don't get to touch, ow

    Still stunting, how you love that
    Got the whole world asking how I does that
    Hot girl, hands off, don't touch that
    Look at that I bet you wishing you could clutch that
    Just the way you like it, huh?
    You're so good, he's just wishing he could bite it, huh(Say what what?)
    Never turn down money
    Slaying these hoes, gold trigger on the gun like

    I'm so fancy
    You already know
    I'm in the fast lane
    From L.A. to Tokyo
    I'm so fancy
    Can't you taste this gold
    Remember my name, 'bout to blow

    Who that, who that, I-G-G-Y
    That do that, do that, I-G-G-Y
    Who that, who that, I-G-G-Y
    (Blow)

    Who that, who that, I-G-G-Y
    That do that, do that, I-G-G-Y
    Who that, who that, I-G-G-Y
    (Blow)

    Writer/s: MCKENZIE, KURTIS / SHAVE, JONATHAN / KELLY, AMETHYST AMELIA / AITCHISON, CHARLOTTE / TURNER, JOHN / PEBWORTH, JASON / ASTASIO, GEORGE
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

    Fancy
  • This bouncy hip-pop song finds Azalea letting the world know why she's the hottest female rapper in the game over a stripped back production driven by a retro-induced synth.

    "First things first I'm the realest
    Drop this and let the whole world feel it
    I'm still in the murda bizness
    I can hold you down like I'm giving lessons in physics."

    The song was premiered on Mistajam's BBC Radio 1Xtra show on February 6, 2014 and released as the fourth single from The New Classic exactly two months later.
  • Charli XCX joins in with the bragging on the rowdy hook. This was the second breakout hit for the British singer following her contribution to Icona Pop's, "I Love It." "It's been massively different for me, on a personal level and on a Charli XCX level," Charli told Billboard magazine. "With 'I Love It,' there was never a plan for me to go and write for Icona Pop - they were just there, and it happened, and no one really knew what was going on."

    "Then it was a bit of a mess that turned into a stressful experience, and something that I didn't really enjoy," she continued. "They were traveling the world and it was great, but I never felt part of that process, partly due to the nature of the song and how it sounds. I never really felt like it was my song."

    "With Iggy, it's been the flip side of that," Charli added. "From the start, Iggy has been like, 'This is your song as well as my song,' which I think is very nice of her, and it made me very excited about the song. I feel valued."
  • This was produced by The Invisible Men (Katy B, Ellie Goulding) with whom Azalea collaborated with on the entire album. Anthony Kilhoffer (Kanye West, Beyoncé) was enlisted to provide the final mix.
  • The song's music video was directed by Director X (Ciara's "Body Party," Drake's "Started from the Bottom"). The clip pays homage to the classic 1995 film Clueless with Iggy playing Cher and Charli portraying Tai. It was filmed at some of the same locations used in the movie.
  • The song was Iggy Azalea's first single to reach the Hot 100. The previous female rapper who sent a debut Hot 100 hit into the top 10 was M.I.A., who ascended to #4 with "Paper Planes" in 2008.
  • When this climbed to #1 on the Hot 100, Azalea's collaboration with Ariana Grande, "Problem," also jumped to #2 on the tally. The Australian rapper became the first act since the Beatles to simultaneously occupy the top two spots with their first Hot 100 hits.
  • Azalea was the fourth solo female rapper in Billboard's Hot 100 history to have a #1 hit. The previous three were Lauryn Hill who topped the chart with "Doo Wop (That Thing)" in 1998, Lil Kim who hooked up with Christina Aguilera, Mya and Pink on "Lady Marmalade" in 2001 and Shawnna, who reached the summit of the Hot 100 two years later with Ludacris on "Stand Up."
  • This was originally an unfinished song by Azalea titled "Leave It," which was leaked online on December 5, 2013. The Invisible Men then approached Charli XCX about adding a killer pop hook and Azalea's key line "'Who dat who dat. I-G-G-Y,'" immediately leapt out at her. "I was so into it. I wanted to make it into, like, a 2014 girl power moment," XCX told Billboard magazine. "There aren't enough high-profile female collaborations happening."
  • Azalea admitted to The Observer that she has "no idea" how her hook-up with Charli XCX came about. "I have no idea how she got on it," she said. "They decided it would be a good idea and I found out later. I thought, she sounds good, let's keep her!"
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic transformed this song into the anthem of a cocky Mr. Fix-it in "Handy" from his 2014 album, Mandatory Fun.
  • MTV named this as their best song of 2014. They said: "Combining hip-hop, pop and electronic sounds with verses from the Australian rapper and an infectious hook from Charli XCX, the track became an inescapable smash: It hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; collected 380 million YouTube views; was performed on TV and at award shows; earned constant radio play; and spawned multiple parodies."

  • Beyoncé - Crazy In Love
    Beyoncé - Crazy In Love


    Beyoncé - Crazy In Love Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: Dangerously In Love
    Released: 2003

    Crazy In Love Lyrics


    Yes
    It's so crazy right now
    Most incredibly, it's ya girl, B
    It's ya boy, young

    You ready?
    Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no
    Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no
    Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no
    Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no

    Yeah, history in the making
    Part two--it's so crazy right now

    I look and stare so deep in your eyes
    I touch on you more and more every time
    When you leave, I'm begging you not to go
    Call your name two or three times in a row
    Such a funny thing for me to try to explain
    How I'm feeling and my pride is the one to blame
    'Cause I know I don't understand
    Just how your love can do what no one else can

    Got me looking so crazy right now, your love's
    Got me looking so crazy right now (in love)
    Got me looking so crazy right now, your touch
    Got me looking so crazy right now (your touch)
    Got me hoping you'll page me right now, your kiss
    Got me hoping you'll save me right now
    Looking so Crazy In Love's
    Got me looking, got me looking so crazy in love

    Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no
    Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no
    Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no
    Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no

    When I talk to my friends so quietly
    Who he think he is? Look at what you did to me
    Tennis shoes, don't even need to buy a new dress
    If you ain't there, ain't nobody else to impress
    It's the way that you know what I thought I knew
    It's the beat my heart skips when I'm with you
    But I still don't understand
    Just how your love can do what no one else can

    Got me looking so crazy right now, your love's
    Got me looking so crazy right now (oh, crazy)
    Got me looking so crazy right now, your touch (you're in love)
    Got me looking so crazy right now (love)
    Got me hoping you'll page me right now, your kiss (hey)
    Got me hoping you'll save me right now
    Looking so crazy in love's (hey)
    Got me looking, got me looking so crazy in love
    I'm looking so crazy in love's
    Got me looking, got me looking so crazy in love

    Check it, let's go
    Young 'Hov, y'all know when the flow is loco
    Young B and the R-O-C, uh oh, (oh)
    Ol' G, big homey, the one and only
    Stick bony, but the pocket is fat like Tony--Soprano (oh no)
    The ROC handle like Van Axel
    I shake phonies, man; you can't get next to
    The genuine article; I do not sing though
    I sling though; if anything, I bling yo
    A star like Ringo, roll like a green beret
    Crazy bring ya whole set
    Jay Z in the range, crazy and deranged
    They can't figure him out; they like, "hey, is he insane?"
    Yes, sir, I'm cut from a different cloth
    My texture is the best fur, chinchilla
    (Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no)
    I been iller than chain smokers
    How you think I got the name Hova?
    (Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no)
    I been realer; the game's over
    (Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no)
    Fall back, young; ever since I made the change over
    (Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no)
    To platinum the game's been wrap, one

    Got me looking so crazy, my baby
    I'm not myself; lately I'm foolish, I don't do this
    I've been playing myself; baby, I don't care
    'Cause your love's got the best of me
    And, baby, you're making a fool of me
    You got me sprung and I don't care who sees
    'Cause, baby, you got me, you got me so crazy, baby
    Hey

    Got me looking so crazy right now, your love's (oh love)
    Got me looking so crazy right now (lookin' crazy)
    Got me looking so crazy right now, your touch
    Got me looking so crazy right now
    Got me hoping you'll page me right now, your kiss (baby)
    Got me hoping you'll save me right now (baby)
    Looking so crazy in love's (whoa)
    Got me looking, got me looking so crazy in love (whoa)
    Got me looking so crazy right now, your love's
    Got me looking so crazy right now (your love)
    Got me looking so crazy right now, your touch
    Got me looking so crazy right now (your touch)
    Got me hoping you'll page me right now, your kiss
    Got me hoping you'll save me right now
    Looking so crazy in love's
    Got me looking, got me looking so crazy in love

    Writer/s: KNOWLES, BEYONCE / RECORDS, EUGENE / HARRISON, RICH / CARTER, SHAWN
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

    Crazy In Love
  • The horns were sampled from the 1970 Chi-lites song "Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)."
  • Jay-Z did the rap. He and Beyoncé were dating, which made it convenient for him to make many guest appearances performing his rap. The song was their first collaboration, and when Beyonce married the 12 years older Jay-Z on April 4, 2008, the couple shared their first dance to "Crazy in Love." The two met in 2002 while working on an album together.
  • Grammy-winning producer Rich Harrison played all the instruments on this song, including the sequencers and the congas. He even took care of all the samples. Harrison had treasured the Chi-lites sample long before he met Beyoncé. He knew he could do something special with it, and was reluctant to leak it to the wrong artist. He explained to MTV News: "I hadn't really shopped it much, because sometimes you don't want to come out of the bag before it's right. People don't really get it and you'll leave them with a foul taste in their mouth. So it was just something that I held on to until I got the call from B."
    When Harrison first played the beat to Beyoncé, the Texan singer initially had doubts as it seemed too retro, no one used horn riffs in the 21st century. However she came round to the idea and gave the songwriter two hours to pen the song, whilst she disappeared for a break. 120 minutes later, Harrison had written the verses and the hook, leaving the bridge for Beyoncé.
  • This was the only song to top the charts in both the UK and US in 2003.
  • This won the 2003 MTV Europe Music Award for Best Song. Beyoncé herself choreographed many of the video's dance moves. The orange and pink Versace dress she wears in the video has been immortalized in her Madame Tussaud's waxwork. (thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above)
  • This won Grammys for Best R&B Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2004.
  • Carmit Bachar of The Pussycat Dolls dances in the video.
  • On MTV's Making Of The Video, Beyoncé said, "It celebrates the evolution of a woman. It talks about a girl who is at the point of a relationship. She realises that she's in love, she's doing stuff she wouldn't normally do but she doesn't care. It doesn't matter she's just crazy in love. Rich Harrison actually wrote the song with me and after I finished the song I asked Jay Z to be part of the song and he did. The song turned out great it ended up being my first single." (thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for above 2)
  • Beyoncé told the writer Dennis Hensley about this tune. She explained: "The song talks about how, when you're falling in love, you do things that are out of character and you don't really care because you're just open. The song came from me actually looking crazy one day in the studio." Beyoncé added: "I said, 'I'm lookin' crazy right now,' and Rich Harrison, the producer, was like, 'That's the song!'"
  • In a poll by UK's NME, this was voted as the best single of the Noughties.
  • Jay-Z's contribution was a last minute addition - Beyoncé asked him to get on the song the night before she had to turn her album in.
  • Beyoncé started her halftime show at the Super Bowl in 2013 with this song. She was later joined by her groupmates from Destiny's Child, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
  • A slowed-down, sensual string-filled version of the tune was used in the trailer for the 2014 Fifty Shades Of Grey movie and also features on its soundtrack. It was produced by Boots with violin arrangements by Margot, both of whom worked on Beyoncé's 2013 self-titled album.

    Margot admitted to Time that neither she nor Boots had actually read the book. "It's funny, when it comes to scoring films and making music, it's more about the mood that you're capturing anyway," she said. "We didn't necessarily need to know the storyline to make something dramatic and sensual."

  • Lily Allen - L8 CMMR
    Lily Allen - L8 CMMR


    Lily Allen - L8 CMMR Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: Girls Volume 2: All Adventurous Women Do…
    Released: 2014

    L8 CMMR Lyrics


    Good lover, good lover
    Feels good like a long whole summer
    L8 CMMR, he's a L8 CMMR
    My mind is a bad mothafucker
    He can bring it, bring it all day long
    All over my lemon wong
    Nobody will get to see
    'Cause he's gonna spend his life with me

    You can't have him
    No way he's taken, ladies, I don't mean his babies
    Look at my ring
    He's going nowhere 'til this fat lady sings

    And when I see his face
    I feel like I could win the race
    And when he calls, when he calls my name
    I know we're in the long game
    Why would I leave him for?
    I couldn't ask for any more
    I wouldn't send, I wouldn't send him back
    He won me, game, set, and match

    L8 CMMR, he's a L8 CMMR

    My lover, my lover
    Shoots and scores like he's Maradona
    Undercover, under the covers
    My mind is a bad motherfucker
    Anybody, anyone could see
    I'd have caught him eventually
    Me and him have a thing that's rare
    All the girls can look elsewhere

    You can't have him
    No way he's taken, ladies, I don't mean his babies
    Look at my ring
    He's going nowhere 'til this fat lady sings

    And when I see his face
    I feel like I could win the race
    And when he calls, when he calls my name
    I know we're in the long game
    Why would I leave him for?
    I couldn't ask for any more
    I wouldn't send, I wouldn't send him back
    He won me, game, set, and match

    You can look, girl, but you can't touch
    Don't know why I love you so much
    Can't put this thing into words
    My love for him's absurd

    You can look, girl, but you can't touch
    Don't know why I love you so much
    Can't put this thing into words
    My love for him's absurd

    And when I see his face
    I feel like I could win the race
    And when he calls, when he calls my name
    I know we're in the long game
    Why would I leave him for?
    I couldn't ask for any more
    I wouldn't send, I wouldn't send him back
    He won me, game, set, and match

    And when I see his face
    I feel like I could win the race
    And when he calls, when he calls my name
    I know we're in the long game
    Why would I leave him for?
    I couldn't ask for any more
    I wouldn't send, I wouldn't send him back
    He won me, game, set, and match

    L8 CMMR, he's a L8 CMMR

    Writer/s: KURSTIN, GREG / ALLEN, LILY
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

    L8 CMMR
  • This song of devotion about her man finds Allen warning other women: "Look at my ring. You can't have him." The gleeful, giddy track featured in series 3 of The HBO series Girls.
  • Allen told Rolling Stone that placing the song in the show made perfect sense to her. "I think the show is brilliant, so it was more or less a no brainer for me," she said. "Greg Kurstin, who produced and co-wrote this track with me, played a few of the new tracks for a friend of his who works on the show. Apparently [music supervisor Manish Raval] loved the songs, and later came back to Greg asking if he could include one of the tracks in an episode."
  • The song was inspired by Lily Allen's husband Sam Cooper's performance in bed. The singer laughed to The Sun: "He was embarrassed, but I think people know me for being candid about everything. So I can't just suddenly get married and not talk about those things any more, because I think my fans would be like, 'Er, why doesn't she talk about sex?'"

    "Sam was there when I was recording that track as I did it in the house," Allen continued. "He kept walking in saying, 'This is gross.' I said sorry but he knew what he was getting into when he got with me."

  • The Darkness - Love Is Only A Feeling
    The Darkness - Love Is Only A Feeling


    The Darkness - Love Is Only A Feeling Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: Permission To Land
    Released: 2003

    Love Is Only A Feeling Lyrics


    The first flush of youth was upon you when our eyes first met
    And I knew that to you and into your life I had to get
    I felt light-headed at the touch of this stranger's hand
    An assault my defenses systematically failed to withstand

    'cause you came at a time
    When the pursuit of one true love in which to fall
    Was the be all and end all

    Love Is Only A Feeling
    (Drifting away)
    When I'm in your arms I start believing
    (It's here to stay)
    But love is only a feeling
    Anyway

    The state of elation that this unison of hearts achieved
    I had seen, I had touched, I had tasted and I truly believed

    The the light of my life
    Would tear a hole right though each cloud that scudded by
    Just to beam on you and I

    Love is only a feeling
    (Drifting away)
    When I'm in your arms I start believing
    (It's here to stay)
    But love is only a feeling
    Anyway

    Love is only a feeling
    (Drifting away)
    And we've got to stop ourselves believing
    (It's here to stay)
    'cause love is only a feeling
    Anyway

    Writer/s: POULLAIN-PATTERSON, FRANCIS GILLES / HAWKINS, DANIEL FRANCIS / GRAHAM, EDWIN JAMES / HAWKINS, JUSTIN DAVID
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

    Love Is Only A Feeling
  • This song is about how love isn't really real, it's just a feeling we have, nothing more. It talks about how we as humans have a tendency to make love out to be this big otherworldly thing that transcends all and will take away our pain. (thanks, carly - atlanta, GA)

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