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This Little Girl by Gary U.S. Bonds
The next song was born of a collaboration between Gary U.S. Bonds and Bruce Springsteen after the two spent a few hours commiserating about their stalled careers.
Springsteen wrote this song for Bonds and a thank you, Bonds gave Bruce a ’63 Chevy Impala.
Wild Thing by The Troggs
That was written by a songwriter named Chip Taylor and he has made a lot of money from the royalties from different artists, TV shows and movies all using the song.
Unfortunately, he has gambled most of it away as he has been kicked out of every casino in Las Vegas for card counting.
What's Love Got to Do with It Tina Turner
The song is more about physical attraction without any emotional attachment. Originally Tina Turner hated the song and balked at recording it. She deferred to her manager who was engineering a comeback for her. At his bidding, she got into character and sold the song.
At the 1985 Grammys, it won for Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Female Vocal Performance.
Question The Moody Blues
The Moody Blues guitarist Justin Hayward wrote the song to reflect the thoughts of many young people who were questioning the war in Vietnam.
He said "We'd achieved great success in the United States, and we were mixing with these people and seeing how different the problems were for them. I was just expressing my frustration around that, around the problems of anti-war and things that really concerned them, and for their own future. How that would morally be a dilemma for them and that kind of stuff. After a decade of peace and love, it still seemed we hadn't made a difference in 1970. That was the theme of the song.
And then the slow part of the song is really a reflection of that and not feeling defeated, but almost a quiet reflection of it, and mixing with a bit of a love song, as well."
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