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Posts tagged with Song Stories

When Doves Cry: How Prince’s Genius Took Full Flight
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When Doves Cry: How Prince’s Genius Took Full Flight

The song that brought Prince to the world’s stage, When Doves Cry marked an epochal moment in pop-culture history.

Hand In Glove: How The Smiths’ Debut Single Made For A Perfect Fit
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Hand In Glove: How The Smiths’ Debut Single Made For A Perfect Fit

Laying the foundation for a stellar career, The Smiths’ Hand In Glove immediately slipped into indie fans’ hearts.

I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles): The Proclaimers’ Signature Song Still Walks Tall
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I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles): The Proclaimers’ Signature Song Still Walks Tall

It only took an hour to write, but I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) has become The Proclaimers’ definitive song.

Hungry Like The Wolf: Behind Duran Duran’s Feast For The Eyes And Ears
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Hungry Like The Wolf: Behind Duran Duran’s Feast For The Eyes And Ears

A revolutionary song that broke Duran Duran in the US, Hungry Like The Wolf changed everything for Britain’s New Romantic icons.

Light My Fire: The Story Behind The Doors’ Scorching Signature Song
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Light My Fire: The Story Behind The Doors’ Scorching Signature Song

It needed a user-friendly radio edit, but The Doors’ breakthrough song, Light My Fire, burned its way into the rock’n’roll history books.

Sheila Take A Bow: How The Smiths Turned To Face Their Final Curtain
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Sheila Take A Bow: How The Smiths Turned To Face Their Final Curtain

They didn’t know it at the time but, following the release of Sheila Take A Bow, The Smiths would make their last public performance.

True: Behind The Failed Romance That Inspired Spandau Ballet’s Hit Song
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True: Behind The Failed Romance That Inspired Spandau Ballet’s Hit Song

True became a worldwide hit for Spandau Ballet, but do you know the story of unrequited love that inspired it?

Kiss: The Story Behind The Hit Song Prince Almost Gave Away
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Kiss: The Story Behind The Hit Song Prince Almost Gave Away

Originally sketched as an acoustic blues and given to another band, Prince eventually released Kiss as his own slice of future-shaping funk.

Like A Prayer: The Story Behind Madonna’s Transcendent Signature Song
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Like A Prayer: The Story Behind Madonna’s Transcendent Signature Song

Creating no small amount of controversy, Like A Prayer sits near the pinnacle of Madonna’s many creative and commercial successes.

The Most Beautiful Girl In The World: Prince’s Loving Tribute To All Women
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The Most Beautiful Girl In The World: Prince’s Loving Tribute To All Women

A song written for ‘every woman’, The Most Beautiful Girl In The World marked Prince’s first major move towards independence.

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