This isn’t going to be a list of 40 songs with a short blurb about each one. This also isn’t going to be a deep dive into five songs that you already know well. We know that you know, for instance, what the Eagles’ Hotel California is about, or that both Eric Clapton’s Layla and the Beatles’ “Something” were written about the same woman – Pattie Boyd.
The following songs are not just famous, but great and even addictive to listen to. They also happen to have fascinating stories behind them. We just never knew about them. After reading this, you’re going to find it hard not to find the songs and give them a listen again. Only this time, it’ll be with a new perspective.
We will be covering the following songs:
Fastball – The Way
Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine
Moody Blues – Nights In White Satin
Lori Leiberman – Killing Me Softly (With His Song)
Ben. E. King, Leiber & Stoller – Stand By Me