In the band’s version of the story, the couple is happy together in the afterlife. How about this one? Good 2 c that ur writer’s block is long gone. Do you need me, will you never leave me The couple died together after Raymond drove over the side of a canyon and landed at the bottom. For me, both the lyrics and the melody are compelling. The whole time reading the story about Meatloaf I was thinking about how the New York Times reviewed his CD once and referred to him as Mr. Loaf. Once finished speaking, he retrieved an envelope with a revolver in it. Especially – Indiscriminate Acts of Kindness – one of the first that came to mind for me. It is surprising, given how well known this song is today, that it only peaked at #39 on the Billboard charts. I hope this adds to your enjoyment of the song . I’ll never have to lose my baby in the crowd. So what describes a great story song? This could be due to the fact that the subject matter was considered a little too risque for top 40 radio. Taylor Hicks, Maceo Parker, Big Sam & More: Jam Cruise Revisited. Take him to the hospital and they bring him upstairs Says “Wha’d you bring him in here for? Everyone knows these iconic tracks, but do you know the real stories behind them? It is believed that Ledbetter had heard the original song years earlier during a previous stint in the Sugar Land Prison and that his version of the song referred to that time as well as the Midnight Special legend.[2]. Before Taylor Swift gained a reputation for writing songs about her numerous exes, she wrote country songs that won several awards. “Midnight Special” started out as a traditional folk song and is believed to have its origins in prisons in the American South. It reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was later covered by Reba McIntyre, who took it to #12 on the country charts. Another story song does come to mind – Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Boxer”. He asked that people leave the room if what he was about to do would affect them. “Nineteen” is sad and compelling, but I have to go with “Indiscriminate Act of Kindness.” So beautiful. Music fans spend a lot of time trying to find meaning in the songs they know and love. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Have you ever heard any rock-and-roll music… You should go downstairs when you leave here… and buy some rock-and-roll records.’, Meat Loaf asserts “Jim, at the time, knew every record ever made. My girlfriend’s jealous cause I talk about you 24/7 Four in the morning and they haul Rubin in The song was also named one of the greatest songs of the 1990s. Relevance. Key Lyrics: Whether or not it had anything to do with the song, a federal judge later overturned Carter’s conviction, on the basis that he had not been given a fair trial, and all murder charges were eventually dropped. On this list are stories (some very sad) that inspired the writing of very popular songs. Wow!! Taylor Hicks Boogie Down the Boulevard Gallery, Taylor Hicks Finds His Groove in Las Vegas Gallery, Taylor Hicks Walks the Line at Avalon Theatre – Additional Media, Taylor Hicks: The Year in Photographs 2013:: Supplement, Telluride Jazz Celebration 2012:: Sights of the Festival, Telluride Jazz Celebration 2012:: Sights of the Festival Part II, Telluride Jazz Celebration Day 2 & 3 Photo Gallery. [4] Pomus had polio and, as a result, spent most of his time in a wheelchair or on crutches. Believe it or not, I’ve been a closet Johnny Cash fan for quite some time. Every worship song has a special story behind it just by coming from the heart of a worshipper. i just wanted to let you know what kinda songs … You’ve already got some of my favorite story songs up there and I enjoyed reading their back stories. If you’re going to write for records, it goes like this: A, B, C, B, C, C. I don’t know what you’re doing. Key Lyrics: The remix included audio of Bill Clinton as well as the sirens of emergency vehicles responding to the incident. Key Lyrics: . This often hilarious epic of teenage sexual tension & bargaining made an unlikely rock star/sex symbol out of Meat Loaf, a veteran of Broadway (Hair) and film (Rocky Horror Picture Show). ( Log Out /  7 Answers. Well, it turns out a lot of our most popular songs have meanings that are a … As paramedics and police arrived on the scene, they witnessed something horrific. 6. Great article, alot of research to put this together. This song, Harper Valley PTA, sung by Jeannie C. Riley, was based upon a true story when Jeannie was only 9 years old. (Some may know him better by his children’s books.) Investigating a ‘story’ about a song can take a lot of time and effort. Oh, cool extra story. Not only did Davis, according to Meat Loaf, say that “actors don’t make records”, the executive challenged Steinman’s writing abilities and knowledge of rock music: ‘Do you know how to write a song? Although Russell was reluctant to even record a demo, Lawrence believed in the song, a southern gothic tale of a sister who gets away with murder while her innocent brother is hung for her crime. Taupin, who grew up an avid reader on an English country farm, was noted for his uncanny ability to effortlessly channel characters from Early American lore. I do that as I track the interconnection among three Duke Ellington compositions. The line from the song “let the midnight special, shine the ever-lovin’ light on me” was inspired by a superstition arising from the light shining into the prison: If the light happened to shine on a particular prisoner, it meant that his love was on the train with a letter from the governor pardoning that prisoner. Key Lyrics: So what’s an example of an ‘interesting story’?. However, their songs remain a firm favorite on radio playlists, movie soundtracks, and even at weddings and parties. Today when a new jazz musician to a band or jam session is being ‘tested’ for his or her chops, somebody will…Continue reading Episode 96, Songs with a Story Behind Them (Part 1) . ] Pearl Jam – Jeremy Starting off on a tragic note, we have Peal Jam’s Jeremy . The Appel Farm Music Festival: A Photo Gallery 2012. So righteous was his need I’ve already revisited each song and the lyrics twice, and I’m going back for more. However, the music video put the song in the spotlight. Perhaps the finest example of this was the Madman track “Indian Sunset”, a first-person account of a young Iriquois warrior who is valiantly fighting to save his native people, land, and way of life. Do you know anything about writing? I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. Great write-up. Sia is well-known for staying far away from the spotlight and hiding behind disguises and large wigs. Written by General Johnson & Ronald Dunbar of the Group Chairman of The Board, “Patches” is a story about a son who must assume responsibility for his desperately poor family after his father’s death. The lyrics were written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman and would have ended up on the B side of the record if not for Dick Clark, who insisted that the song was the better song on the record. '25 Songs That Changed The Way We Worship' celebrates the huge contribution that Mobile, Alabama's Integrity Music have made to the development of contemporary worship. The song concludes with the following haunting words: “We’ll never have to buy adjacent plots of earth. Her focus is solely on producing the music her fans love. It hit #1 in Lightfoot’s native Canada, and #2 on the US Billboard hot 100 chart. What a musical history lesson! A few of my favorites are here. Key Lyrics: Hence the lyrics: “Lightning crashes, a new mother cries. This does make you think of more songs that tell stories such as ‘American Pie’ by Don McLean. The song was written by her then husband, songwriter Bobby Russell. Fans understood why Swift would react this way considering what Lefsetz said on his blog. He blasted Swift via his blog after her less-than-stellar performance with Stevie Nicks at the 52nd Grammy Awards in 2010. Lyrics are important to me and I love a song that tells a story. Since you been gone she’s been seeing that Amos boy Seth Post was not sent - check your email addresses! When I tried to think of more, of course my mind went to the songs Taylor sings. See everything you say is real, and I respect you cause you tell it I was surprised you knew the Gordon Lightfoot song, one of my personal favourites. That I’d search the honky-tonks and bars Dido’s song “Thank You” is dispersed throughout to effectively separate the escalating stages of Stan’s delusions. I’m especially surprised seeing Vickie Lawrence up there. Industrial rock band Filter released the single “Hey Man, Nice Shot” in July 1995. 1 in the UK and No. Did you know you can write your own about section just like this one? Episode 97, Songs with an Interesting Story Behind Them, Part 2. By Rich Hobson (Metal Hammer) 14 August 2020. Wow, this must have taken a lot of research and time! I also wanted to include the great “Ode To Billie Joe” by Bobby Gentry. Robert Budd Dwyer had been a state treasurer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the 1980s. The Story Behind The Song: Alestorm’s Captain Morgan’s Revenge. Though it wasn’t about Cobain, it was about a suicide. Robbie Hart (Adam Sandler) delivers the following line in The Wedding Singer: “I think that’s the hardest thing, to write a song. It's really easy. This month Kingsway released a very special various artists album. She also suffered from addictions to Vicodin and Oxycodone.[5]. Then he remembered a scene from an old movie he liked called The Devil And Daniel Webster in which a hurricane struck, blowing houses and trees around like they were nothing. “Paradise By The Dashboard Light”- Meat Loaf – 1977 Jenni, a great article and information. The video is a rarity, in that it follows the actual story line of the song, and it plays out like a Stephen King film. At the end of the day, the two girls left for home with their parents and grandparents in a stretch limousine. While an old woman dies, a young mother gives birth in the next room. To pull the family through Arguably “El Paso” was the most influential of the three. He added several lyrics to the song that referenced a 1923 Houston jailbreak. Although songs that told a story had been around forever, they first made a gig impact on the Billboard charts in January of 1960, when three consectutive story songs hit the #1 spot on the Billboard hot 100: “El Paso”, “Teen Angel” and Running Bear”. For now, we can fondly remember the past hits. “Lightning Crashes” was not released as a single, but fans loved it so much that the amount of radio airplay it received ensured that it reached No. Cash recorded the song live in front of an audience of inmates for his album Johnny Cash at San Quentin. Fanfiction. Fogerty also stated that the uncertain and tumultuous times added to the ominous feel of the lyrics because Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy had just been murdered at that point. I should be laughing right now.”. Change ). In the early 19th century, an Anglican priest named John Mason Neale was reading an ancient book of poetry and hymns and dusted off this unknown Latin poem, which was complete wit… Now I see no reason why I should carry on So what’s an example of an ‘interesting s... – Listen to Episode 96, Songs with a Story Behind Them (Part 1) by Discovering Jazz instantly on your tablet, phone or browser - no downloads needed. The protest song, co-written by Bob Dylan & Jacques Levy, told the tale of promising boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, who was a victim of racial profiling which led to false arrest and conviction. Key Lyrics: rockish: the tide- the spill canvas. A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. 115 likes. ), Key Lyrics: Have enjoyed all of the songs during my life of all those artists was nice to read the back stories, thanks!! I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now. . I gotta know right now Simon & Garfunkel, "Save The Life Of My Child" Paul Simon also has his share of ballads and story-songs, but few of them are as satisfying or as pointedly conclusive as 1968's "Save The Life Of My Child," which is as much metaphor as story: As a boy sits perched on the ledge of a tall building, a crowd forms, waiting for him to jump. Thanks everyone! In conjunction with making Sia a staple in the music industry, the song made a young dancer by the name of Maddie Ziegler a star in her own right. 1 for three weeks in the US. ... he and singer Ian Gillan wasted no time putting words together that told the story of the chaos surrounding the recording sessions, ... the group contained singers who had a knack for interpreting the songs given to them with great feeling. That was an epic song in it’s day! Backstory. Dwyer called a press conference on January 22 at 10:30 AM without giving an indication of what would be discussed. Thank you! Challenged his right for the love of this maiden. I can almost hear Taylor doing something similar. LOL – at the story about Meatloaf and Clive – still couldn’t believe he was on the finale of Season 5! He walked to the front of the classroom, put the barrel of the gun in his mouth, and fired.[7]. LOL I’ll come back when I have more time to watch each of these videos. Key Lyrics: He was right as evidenced by the fact that the song was No. This was the inspiration for lines such as “I hear hurricanes a-blowing, I know the end is coming soon” as well as “Looks like we’re in for nasty weather.”. The list includes a very Well done! His second-period English teacher instructed him to get an admittance slip from the principal’s office. One of these songs is called “Mean,” and it won a Grammy for Best Country Song as well as Best Country Solo Performance. I love this – love it! Fortunately, Sia overcame her addictions and has been clean for several years now. Please introduce your album and greet your Cyworld fans But I made a vow to the moon and stars Ü. Cash alternates talking and singing the song, a story about a man who is given a girl’s name, and the resulting trouble it causes him. (Thus the Eminem inclusion ) Great story songs come in all genres. 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However, the song is a very personal one to Sia as it details her struggle with various addictions while trying to make it in the music industry. Read about more inspirations and bizarre stories behind popular songs on 10 Really Weird Inspirations For Beloved Popular Songs and 10 Disturbing Stories Behind Your Favorite Songs For Kids. Looking forward to watching all these vids and delving deeper into the stories behind the songs. “I am just a poor boy and my story’s seldom told PopEater Columnist Rob Shuter Predicts 2011 Super Bowl Champ! My fist got hard and my wits got keen, My challenge was answered in less than a heart-beat; I always liked Elton John’s “All the Young Girls Love Alice” even though it’s rather depressing at the end. Scalzo wanted to make the story a little happier by including lyrics such as “anyone can see the road that they walk on is paved in gold, it’s always summer, they’ll never get cold . But she don’t know you like I know you Slim, no one does Carter, a singer and musician, attended Alabama School for the Blind and later obtained a degree in music from Alabama State College. Fogerty came up with the opening riff and tried to put together the chords and melody with a line (“bad moon rising”) he had found in a book of song titles he’d had since 1967. Another very interesting story is the meaning behind the name. Sincerely yours, Stan — P.S. The band wasn’t together for long before disbanding in 1972. but don’t forget who’s taking you home and in whose arms you’re gonna be.”. It is one of the most haunting songs ever. I’ve squandered my resistance for a pocketful of mumbles, such are promises The song quickly became one of Dylan’s most popular in the 1970’s despite a few counter-protests that some artistic license had been taken. And the jury is still out. . Stop right there! Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life 10 Incredibly Dark Stories Behind Influential Songs. Welcome to a series of “Discovering Jazz” episodes about compositions that jazz musicians play that seem to have an interesting story. However, 88-year-old Raymond had recently had a stroke and 83-year-old Lela had symptoms of dementia. The 7:55 running time didn’t help radio play either, but it did help the sales of the album Bat Out Of Hell, which to date has sold an astonishing 43 million copies worldwide. 2 in the US that same year.[1]. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. My husband couldn’t believe I left out “Cat’s In The Cradle” by Harry Chapin. And the songs mentioned in the comments also – were ones I thought of prior to reading the comments. When suppertime came, the old cook came on deck Instead of the slip, Jeremy returned with a gun. You’re doing A, D, F, G, B, D, C. You don’t know how to write a song… Have you ever listened to pop music? Said I’m your best friend and you know that’s right However, the superstar confirmed that while the song is definitely an anthem in the fight against bullies, she wrote the song out of hurt after a critic lashed out at her. can people tell me any song that has some sort of story behind it thanks. Songwriter Marty Robbins later won a Grammy Hall Of Fame award for “El Paso”. “El Paso” tells the story of a man that gets caught in a love triangle with tragic consequences. The wounded man looks up through his one dying eye ( Log Out /  She don’t know what it was like for people like us growin up In our plot of frozen space he told his tale Key Lyrics: Share. You clearly put a lot of thought into the songs you included. Bernie Taupin’s narrative lyrical period peaked in 1971, when both of the classic Elton John albums “Tumbleweed Connection” and “Madman Across The Water” were released. It was their first big hit but had a tragic inspiration. What many fans don’t know about the song, however, is that it had a sad story behind it. Cause to tell you the truth I’ve been with her myself. . I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. The song is a duet with singer Ellen Foley, written by Jim Steinman and produced by Todd Rundgren. Cohen's song, which is based based on the Bible's tale of Cain and Abel, tells the story of a love triangle that ends in murder. One day papa called me to his dyin’ bed The train would pass the Sugar Land Prison at midnight each day of the week, heralding its arrival with the headlight shining right into the prison cells. One of the great triumphs of artists over execs. Favourite answer. I am a big fan of story songs and know the majority of those you cover, “Charlie Freak” and “Stan” being the exceptions. But your young bride ain’t home tonight songs with storys behind them. So 'Ticket To Ride' was actually a naughty rendition of the hookers in Hamburg! Jennifer Flynn emerged from the limo with her daughter Katie’s head in her hand. Thanks! The singer recounts the incident in his autobiography. “Save The Last Dance For Me” was recorded in 1960 by The Drifters with Ben E. King as the lead singer. Several artists, including Dolly Parton and Michael Buble, covered the song in years to come. Nevertheless it became a crossover sensation, charting at #1 on both the Hot 100 and Country charts. Although it seems the story song is not as prevalent as it once was, it is still alive and well in country music. The music video featuring Ziegler’s dancing (shown above) became one of the most viewed videos on YouTube. She happened to meet a single mother in her small town, and like most small towns, there was the telegraph, the telephone, and tell a neighbor. Friday 29th June 2012. The limo driver was killed on impact, the little girls’ father suffered a broken back, and family members were thrown on top of one another in the collision. More often than not, story songs have their own interesting backstory. I’m sorry son, it’s up to you. Ironically, story songs actually seemed to decline during this time, as producers generally shied away from literal translations of songs in favor of symbolic devices. Lead singer Ed Kowalczyk aimed to clear up misinterpretations of the song by confirming that he wrote it with the cycle of life in mind. First appearing on a Chairman Of The Board album, Clarence Carter heard it and decided to cut a version of his own in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Elton is up to the task as well, composing a melody that recalls the cadence of American Indian tribal music, without a trace of pandering or condescension. The narrative song, or story song, has captured the imagination of listeners for centuries. Then he shot himself in the mouth[9] in front of the stunned journalists and rolling cameras. It shows a young boy called Jeremy being bullied at school to the point where he shoots himself in the mouth in front of his classmates. Well written and interesting Jenni. Below are some songs that tell a story – and in a way, it gives you a glimpse into the life and mind of the people who wrote it. I’m so glad I found music again through Taylor Hicks. The song was never released as a single, but appears on one of Steely Dan’s finest albums, Pretzel Logic. Many claim “A Boy named Sue” to be the first rap song, but technically it was considered to be “talking blues”, a genre which had actually been around since the 1920s. All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear”. Dylan had met with Carter in prison, and wanted to write the song, but felt too emotionally connected, so he called upon colleague Jacques Levy to co-write. Told in the first, second, or third person format, the song will possess a distinct story line from beginning to end. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 AirPlay chart in 1995. Lv 5. Tweet. Great story song that gets him (and many others) every time. [ . She was killed in 1993 in a hit-and-run car accident. In Ledbetter’s recording, the Midnight Special is a train that traveled between Houston and San Antonio. [4], Pomus had polio and, as a result, spent most of his time in a wheelchair or on crutches. 1 decade ago. Just like your favorite book, these songs take you on a trip in someone else shoes. It was too similar to “The Night the Lights Went Out In Georgia” and I was trying to get a variety. Update: 2020-03-10. ... “I knew a bunch of guys who were in a band, so I wrote that song and sent it over to them,” says Alestorm vocalist Christopher Bowes. The song is about Mark “E” Everett’s sister, who ended her life, and he discovered her body. And behind these songs are some really great stories. have you ever had a thought like a story with a song and just wanted to do it..well thats what i did its not meant to have a regular update its just a little song with a story...(*I do not own any of the songs or the characters*) #hinata #kiba #kibahina #naruhina #naruto In this land that once was my land, I can’t find a home Read my list of favorite Christmas songs and some of the history behind a few of them. Put his hands on my shoulders and in tears he said They were going to attend a fiddling festival in Temple and were very excited. Lou Reed, who worked alongside Doc Pomus, said during an interview that the lyrics to the song were written on Pomus’s wedding day. He ain’t the guy!”, “Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald”- Gordon Lightfoot – 1976. A song, you know, when people hear it they go: ‘Ooh, I know what that guy was feeling when he wrote that.’ ”. Here are some great examples: Although songs that told a story had been around forever, they first made a gig impact on the Billboard charts in January of 1960, when three consectutive story songs hit the #1 spot on the Billboard hot 100: “El Paso”, “Teen Angel” and Running Bear”. . Despite Fogerty’s concerns that the song wouldn’t live up to the standards of their then-current hit “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising” hit No. Sayin’, “Fellas, it’s too rough to feed ya” The advent of MTV in the eighties brought in accompanying visuals with the music. On the street he spied my face I heard him hail You gotta call me man, I’ll be the biggest fan you’ll ever lose ... You probably could have guessed that “Elizabeth on The Bathroom Floor” by Eels has a sad story behind it. Will you take me away, will you make me your wife? “Chandelier” exploded onto the charts in 2014, reaching the Top 5 in 20 countries and receiving numerous award nominations. Jenni, I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying your article. Welcome to a series of “Discovering Jazz” episodes about compositions that jazz musicians play that seem to have an interesting story. “Stan”– Eminem- 2000 It’s lonely, and it’s quiet, and the horse soldiers are coming In a video for GQ where McCartney broke down his most popular songs, he revealed the story behind … The song was written by Shel Silverstein, a multi-talented writer and cartoonist. I’d roam from town to town to hide my shame. I do that as I track the interconnection among three Duke Ellington compositions. remembering sunday- all time low. In 1998, American alternative rock band Fastball released a song called “The Way.” It reached the No. Some of his nastier comments included: “In one fell swoop, Taylor Swift consigned herself to the dustbin of teen phenoms.”[3] This is from the same person who shortly before the performance in question heaped praise on Swift for her contribution to the music industry. Photo Gallery: Taking 61 North to Rusted Root to Dance! The narrator is the buyer, who is compelled to make amends for supplying the money for the one last fix that killed him. The prostitutes working in the city of Hamburg had to have a bill given to them by the authorities declaring that they were clean and safe to pursue their profession. I found this as I was researching “Paradise By The Dashboard Light” and I think most Taylor Hicks fans will get a kick out of this. The original writer of this haunting hymn remains unknown, but the most widely acknowledged guess is a simple monk or nun. On his wedding day, he had to watch his new bride dancing with everyone but him. We’ll never have to rot together underneath dirt. (Pay attention to the window in Eminem’s room at the end of the video. they won’t make it home, but they really don’t care.”[6]. ( Log Out /  -My album is one that I have a lot of affection for because I wrote two of the songs. The song “Jeremy” by Pearl Jam never broke any serious records and only claimed the fifth spot on the Mainstream and Modern Rock Billboard charts in 1992. From Wikipedia: Meat Loaf “almost cracked” when CBS executive Clive Davis rejected [Bat Out Of Hell]. thanks so much for all your hard work on this. I enjoyed it. I’m going back to listen to the songs again. After the Oklahoma bombing in 1995, the song was remixed by a local DJ as a tribute to those who lost their lives. Avast, ye landlubbers! Ledbetter was a prisoner at Angola Prison at that point. My friends and I always liked to put this one on the jukebox (flipside of Let it Be) to give other peop… Answer Save. Sixteen-year-old Jeremy Delle suffered incessant bullying from his classmates at Richardson High in Texas. 15 Popular Songs And Their Sad Stories Behind Them. Reporters believed that he would be resigning from office. And kill that man who gave me that awful name. Despite record executives shooting down the original version and saying it would never be a hit, “Lightning Crashes” became one of the band’s biggest songs. And I think it’s time I strung my bow, and ceased my senseless running, “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia”- Vicki Lawrence- 1972. Egads! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this blog and watching the videos. Now for the bonus story I promised. But in 2013, she spoke publicly during an interview about her realization that she was an alcoholic. Thanks for the throw back to great music. Sadly, the inspiration for the unsettling video and song came from a real-life story. So fun to delve back into the older songs, such memories it brings up for me. Think of Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR), and “Have You Ever Seen The Rain?” and “Bad Moon Rising” immediately spring to mind. Listening to the lyrics, it’s easy to imagine that Swift wrote them in response to childhood bullying. 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