Daily Song Facts

Daily Song Facts

Facts and trivia about songs


Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd - Daily Song Facts

21 Jun 2020 2 minute read 0 comments ChasingAfterTheWind

This song began as a ballad without the guitar solos at the end, and Lynyrd Skynyrd recorded it that way for the first time in 1972. Guitarist Allen Collins had been working on the song on and off for the previous two years. At the time of recordi...

Come Together by The Beatles - Daily Song Facts

17 Jun 2020 2 minute read 0 comments ChasingAfterTheWind

Timothy Leary was a psychologist who became famous for experimenting with LSD as a way to promote social interaction and raise consciousness. Leary did many experiments on volunteers and himself and felt the drug had many positive qualities if tak...

Polly by Nirvana - Daily Song Facts

17 Jun 2020 2 minute read 0 comments ChasingAfterTheWind

This song is about the actual kidnapping of a 14-year-old girl. In 1987, she was returning from a concert in Tacoma, Washington when she was abducted by a man named Gerald Friend. He took her back to his mobile home and raped her. The girl, whose...

Barbie Girl by Aqua - Daily Song Facts

9 Jun 2020 1 minute read 3 comments ChasingAfterTheWind

Aqua are a group of Scandinavian musicians and DJs who had originally formed under the name Joyspeed. This yielded some small chart success in their native region, but the group grew disillusioned and started over as Aqua. This was written after t...

Love Shack by The B-52s - Daily Song Facts

5 Jun 2020 3 minute read 1 comment ChasingAfterTheWind

The "Love Shack" is in many ways a state of mind; a place where people of all stripes come for a groovy good time. The band drew inspiration from the club in the movie The Color Purple, and also from a real club outside of Athens, Georgia, called...

Lookin’ Out My Back Door by Creedence Clearwater Revival - Daily Song Facts

29 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments ChasingAfterTheWind

This song was partly written for John Fogerty's son Josh, who at the time was three years old. Fogerty said: "I knew he would love it if he heard me on the radio singing - doot doot doo, lookin' out my back door." In the song lyrics there is a ref...

Far Behind by Candlebox - Daily Song Facts

28 May 2020 1 minute read 2 comments ChasingAfterTheWind

This was written about Andrew Wood, lead singer of the Seattle group Mother Love Bone, who died of an heroin-overdose in 1990. Other songs inspired by his death are "Would?" by Alice in Chains, "Hey Mr. Lovedog" by Faster Pussycat, and the whole T...

Welcome To The Machine by Pink Floyd - Daily Song Facts

28 May 2020 2 minute read 1 comment ChasingAfterTheWind

This is about the money-grubbing record producers and managers controlling the band, which contributed to Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett's mental collapse. The world around him was like a machine: the fans, the group, the record industry. They tol...

The Wonder of You by Elvis Presley - Daily Song Facts

28 May 2020 1 minute read 1 comment ChasingAfterTheWind

The song was written by Baker Knight and first released by Ray Peterson in 1959.  It was originally recorded by Vince Edwards in 1958, but this recording has never been released. Elvis Presley recorded a live version of the song in Las Vegas, Neva...

Can't Stop by Red Hot Chili Peppers - Daily Song Facts

27 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments ChasingAfterTheWind

For this song, lead singer Anthony Kiedis wrote the lyrics around the music. The words are a somewhat random collection of thoughts, with some creative rhyming thrown in to fit the rhythm of the song ("Can I get 2 maybe even 3 of these, come from...