Waterloo Bridge is in London, and the lyrics are about a guy looking out of a window at two lovers meeting at Waterloo Station. Davies used to cross Waterloo Bridge every day when he was a student at Croydon Art School. Dirty old river, must you keep rollingFlowing into the nightPeople so busy, makes me […]
This song reached #1 on the US Hot 100, which is astounding for a song sung a cappella (without instruments). McFerrin recorded it using only his body to make all the sounds. The simple message and quirky sound made it a surprise hit.
What a Wonderful World by American trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong is about the beautiful things of the world such as the blue skies, the beautiful colors of the rainbow, the warmth and friendlessness people show each other, the lovely cries of babies, etc. I see trees of greenRed roses tooI see them bloomFor me and […]
Whitney Houston’s version of the song I Will Always Love You from the ‘Bodyguard’ soundtrack sold over 45 million copies. It is about a woman leaving her boyfriend and is bittersweet. Although things didn’t work out, the singer promises to always love her former partner even though they will never see each other again. If […]
Here Comes the Sun is off the Beatles’ Abbey Road album. Tensions were really high among the band members during the creation of that album. George Harrison took a break and went to Eric Clapton’s house, where he wrote this song in Clapton’s garden. It’s about how happy he is when he’s out of the […]
“Our House” is a classic ‘80s pop song about family life in working-class London. Released in 1982, it stands as the one and only U.S. Top 10 hit for the British ska-pop band Madness. In the U.K., they were massive—this is one of 20 straight singles they landed in the Top 20 between 1979 and […]