*This 1985 song was written to celebrate the street buskers of London. The song benefitted from a catchy keyboard sound and was the 2nd single released from this band's 1985 album, the 1st having established the band as MTV darlings. Add to that the song's incorporation of 'woos'...something that the writer regretted when listening to it later, because there were just so many of them. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the song...
*A 1971 track from a quite famous double album was written from the perspective of a man who is hated and shunned. He's asking for empathy, but is clearly unhinged and seems to have anger issues. The lyrics were based on the band's guitarist whose own feelings of angst coming from expectations and pressure to be someone he's not. Name the band, the guitarist and extra credit for the name of the track...
*This band had three members until 1977 when one of them left to pursue a career in a totally different genre. The other 2 continued as a duo, but struggled to find a hit with a cover of California Dreamin' being their only charting hit in the time period of 1977-1981. And then they recorded this song about a skeptic who doesn't believe in love until he meets a girl who shows him it's real. Part of the song was a nod to the Crosby, Stills & Nash song, Suite Judy Blue Eyes, which contains a similar musical section. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the song...
*This great band's keyboard player wrote a song which is about life, gradually descending into death. Hence the angrier and more intense first half with a dying person refusing to "go gently into that good night." The 2nd half is gentler, as the dying person gives into the inevitable and fades away. This track, was one of only a few band's songs to use a female vocalist. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the song...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Band on the Run by Paul McCartney vs Dirty Laundry by Don Henley
1. Dire Straits, Walk of Life
2. The Who, Pete Townshend, Behind Blue Eyes
3. America, You Can Do Magic
4. Pink Floyd, The Great Gig In The Sky
Battle of the Bands : Don Henley won with 52% of votes