Behind The Song

Reynolds Girls – I’d Rather Jack

Reynolds Girls - I'd Rather JackThe Reynolds Girls were a British vocal duo composed of sisters Linda (born in 1970) and Aisling Reynolds (born in 1972). They are best known for their hit single "I'd Rather Jack", which peaked at number 8 on the UK Singles Chart in April 1989, number 6 in Ireland, number 8 in the Netherlands, number 7 in the Flanders region of Belgium, and number 43 […]

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Moby – Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad

Moby - Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad"Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad" is a song by American electronica musician Moby. It was released on October 11, 1999 as the fourth single from his fifth studio album Play."Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad" was originally written by Moby in 1992 in an iteration which Moby would describe as "really bad techno... Just mediocre, generic techno."  Years later, […]

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Milli Vanilli – Girl You Know It’s True

Milli Vanilli - Girl You Know It's True"Girl You Know It's True" is a song by Milli Vanilli. Released as the lead single from Milli Vanilli's European debut album, All or Nothing, and the duo's  American debut album, Girl You Know It's True, the song peaked at number one on the German Singles Chart, number two in the United States and number three in  the United Kingdom, becoming one of […]

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McCoys – Hang On Sloopy

McCoys - Hang On SloopyAccording to Rick Derringer, the original version of Sloopy was written by a "high school kid in St. Louis" and sold to Bert Russell, a.k.a. Bert Berns. If true, the answer to the age old question "Just who is Sloopy?" lies with him. Dorothy Sloop, a jazz singer from Steubenville and a student at Ohio University, is said to be the inspiration for the song."My Girl […]

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Marrs – Pump Up The Volume

M|A|R|R|S - Pump Up the Volume"Pump Up the Volume" is the only single by British recording act M|A|R|R|S. Recorded and released in 1987, it was a number-one hit in many countries and is regarded as a significant milestone in the development of British acid house music and music sampling. The song derives its title directly from a lyrical sample from "I Know You Got Soul", a hit single by labelmates […]

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James Brown – It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World

James Brown - It's A Man's Man's Man's World"It's a Man's Man's Man's World" is a song by James Brown and Betty Jean Newsome. Brown recorded it on February 16, 1966 in a New York City studio and released it as a single later that year. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard R&B chart and No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. It's title is a word play on […]

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James Brown – I Got You (I Feel Good)

James Brown - I Got You (I Feel Good)"I Got You (I Feel Good)" is a song by American singer James Brown. Recorded and released as a single in 1965, it was his highest charting song and is arguably his best-known recording.The Song is a twelve-bar blues with a brass-heavy instrumental arrangement similar to Brown's previous hit, "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag". It also features the same emphasis "on […]

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