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Savoy Truffle by The Beatles
George Harrison wrote that song to tease his friend Eric Clapton, who had a sweet tooth, and loved chocolate. After having his mouth worked on, Clapton’s Dentist told him he was through with candy. Many of the lines in the song came from a variety of candies in a box of Mackintosh’s Good News chocolates, including cream tangerine and ginger sling.
Rock and Roll Never Forgets by Bob Seger
Bob Seger wrote the song when he was 31, and his career was just starting to take off. He called this song an honest appraisal of where he was at in that moment. He’s telling his mature fans they can still get out there and take in some live music. You might need to leave before the encore so you can get back for the babysitter, but you can still pull it off, because rock and roll never forgets.
Hercules by Elton John
That fun track is an early Elton John / Bernie Taupin collaboration, which appears to be based on the old joke about the wimp who has sand kicked in his face at the beach by a muscle man, who then walks off with his girlfriend.
(Roamin' Thro' the Gloamin' With) 40,000 Headman by Traffic
The song, written by Steve Winwood, and Traffic drummer Jim Capaldi, has the protagonist of the song, a profane demi-god, follow the eponymous headmen across the sea, on foot, to a hidden cave where they have stored up a large treasure. Taking as much as he can carry, he travels to a shrine only to find that the headmen have followed him; they open fire, wounding the protagonist but not killing him, and he decides to flee. The dream-like story seems to start and end with his confrontation with the headmen, as if he's experiencing his life in a closed loop.
I Don’t Like Mondays The Boomtown Rats
The Boomtown Rats are an Irish band, hailing from Dublin, where they formed in 1975. The band, including lead singer Bob Geldof were touring, and in Atlanta when they heard about a 16 year old girl who opened fire on her school and when asked why she did it, she said “I just don’t like Mondays.” When Geldof heard about the shooting, he composed the song on the spot. The song was a #1 hit in 32 different countries.
Mendocino Sir Douglas Quintet
This song was inspired by a vacation lead singer Doug Sahm took, to the town of Mendocino on the coast of California. Even though he was from Texas, and living in California, the band tried to pass off as Brits and tie in with the British invasion, thus the band name, the Sir Douglas Quintet.
Living For The City
The song is one of Stevie Wonder's social commentary songs, telling of a young kid from Mississippi who moves to New York City. In Mississippi, he dealt with many hardships, but was surrounded by caring people. In New York City, he is quickly taken advantage of and is caught with drugs. His dreams are destroyed when he is sentenced to 10 years in jail.
(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone The Monkees
This next track was written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart and had intended it to be recorded by Paul Revere and The Raiders, but instead it was recorded by The Monkees. The song is about a girl who walks all over a guy, but now he's decides he's not going to take it any more, telling her, "I'm not your steppin' stone." He's wise to the fact that she's just using him to boost her status. Monkees drummer Mickey Dolenz sings lead on this, and was the only Monkee to perform on the song, as early in their career, the Monkees used session musicians to record their songs.