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Dire Straits, ‘Sultans of Swing’ – Lyrics Uncovered
‘Sultans of Swing’ was both the first single from Dire Straits’ debut album and a revealing first-person account of the average working band’s hardscrabble, often thankless existence playing British pubs during the '70s. It’s only fitting, therefore, that Dire Straits leader Mark Knopfler was inspir…
Top 10 Ronnie James Dio Lyrics
Arguably, no heavy metal singer wielded greater influence over the length and breadth of heavy metal’s long history than the sorely missed Ronnie James Dio. Now, now, don't get worked up! Simple math tells us this is so, by reason of Dio's relatively brief but nevertheless momentous associations wit…
Top 10 David Byrne Talking Heads Lyrics
It's tough separating Talking Heads' lyrics from their music. After all, they were famous for their innovative use of rhythm, and brought African and other musical ideas from around the world long before Paul Simon and other pop stars got there...
Top 10 Billy Joel Lyrics
Billy Joel's extensive catalog is filled with all kinds of songs: character studies, narrative-driven portraits, silly love song, serious love songs, political statements and songs about what it was like to grow up on Long Island in the late-'50s and early-'60s...
The Beatles, ‘From Me to You’ – Lyrics Uncovered
In Feb. 1963, John Lennon and Paul McCartney were sitting in the back of a tour bus, seeing if they could rise to the occasion. With ‘Please Please Me’ riding high on the British charts, producer George Martin had issued the Beatles’ budding songwriters a challe…
Black Sabbath, ‘God is Dead?’ – Lyrics Uncovered
'God Is Dead?,' the lead single from Black Sabbath's forthcoming reunion project '13,' includes some of Ozzy Osbourne's most probing -- and topical -- lyrics to date. He drills deep into questions about God's place in the order of things as troubled times give way …
Van Halen, ‘Outta Space’ – Lyrics Uncovered
As long as they were bucking the odds by crafting an amazing reunion album 28 years after breaking up, Van Halen apparently figured they might as well take over for the recently retired R.E.M. as rock's environmental advocates too. Don't believe us? Check out their new planet overcrowding …

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