"I ran the phonetics of east, west, and north, but nothing sounded as good or emotionally true to me as South Detroit. The syntax just sounded right. I fell in love with the line. It�s only been in the last few years that I�ve learned that there is no South Detroit. But it doesn�t matter."Just another thing to add to your list of Journey psyche outs.
I've never heard a Jay-Z song. I don't listen to pop music and I, like, it's not even my style of music, that song.Next you're going to tell me she doesn't actually call cab drivers "taxi men."
I wasn't just trying to get that racy word 'virgin' in a lyric. I was saying... that I may not really be a virgin -- I've been battered romantically and emotionally like many people -- but I'm starting a new relationship and it just feels so good, it's healing all the wounds and making me feel like I've never done this before, because it's so much deeper and more profound than anything I've ever felt.Which means THE song that launched Madonna's entire "taboo sex queen" persona -- which, decades later, would involve her as a fifty-something repeatedly flashing her breasts on stage -- is actually about a man.
"We were both in relationships when we met. I was maybe 16, 17, he was about nine years older than me  and was introduced to me at that time by a girlfriend. When he met me, I remember him gasping. And before you knew it, he told me that he was in love with me. He ended that relationship, but it took me one year to leave my relationship."Sharona is a real estate agent now and uses the domain MySharona.com. Fieger died from cancer in 2010. If you want to see one way the world has changed in the past three decades, imagine how people would react now if a 25-year-old singer was with a 16-year-old groupie.
"The only thing that upsets me is that we might have reinforced certain values of some people in our audience when our own values were totally different. There were tons of guys singing along to Fight For Your Right who were oblivious to the fact it was a total goof on them."And because of that, they stopped performing the song live in 1987.
A wop bop a loo mop, a good goddamAt the time, it seems, Little Richard was having a lot of sex with men, and wrote this song about it. (Although in recent interviews he says he's not gay anymore, but he was then, "I love gay people! I believe I was the founder of gay.")
Tutti Frutti, good booty,
If it don't fit, don't force it,
You can grease it, make it easy.
Let it be said, right here, right now, anything you hear about this song is not true. We just got this drum machine... and I set up this drum pan. And straight away that created an atmosphere... then I set up a sound on the keyboard, so it was a good start... and I liked [those] chords... so all those words came out at that time.So take a lesson, kids. That's what happens when you create the greatest five-second drum solo ever and try to retrofit a song around it. Magical pablum. Lots and lots of magical pablum.
"Some parts [of the song] are autobiographical, but the title comes from the idea of 69 as a metaphor for sex. Most people thought it was about the year 1969."For what it's worth, Bryan Adams was 10 years old during the actual summer of 1969.
"Most people think the 'Untitled' video was about sex, but my direction was completely opposite of that. It was about his grandmother's cooking... I was like, 'Think of your grandmother's greens, how it smelled in the kitchen. What did the yams and fried chicken taste like? That's what I want you to express.'Unfortunately, he liked it a little too much... and eventually ballooned up to 300 pounds. (He's slimming down for a comeback.)
"A few times, when I heard some of the lyrics, I was like, �That doesn�t make sense,�� Kelly recalled. �Rebecca said, �I sang it as they wrote it, Mom.� So I didn�t micromanage it."I only give that quote two out of four "funs."
"I swear to God, or swear to Mao, or to anybody you like, I had no idea it spelled LSD... My son Julian came in one day with a picture he painted about a school friend of his named Lucy. He had sketched in some stars in the sky and called it 'Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds.' Simple."Also, I'm going to assume Day Tripper isn't about acid, Come Together isn't about simultaneous orgasms, and Paperback Writer isn't about why someone should kill J.D. Salinger.