Archive for the ‘Stories of songs’ Category

Although few people know, the place referred to as “Kokomo” in the song is fictional! After the success of the song, two sea resorts took over the name 🙂 One is Grassy Key, Florida and the other – Sandals Cay, Jamaica, as the song also mentions many places around the Caribbean, including Jamaica, Aruba, Bermuda,   Read More …

Although I thought it was a ’60s hit, “Blue Moon” is much more older, being written in 1933! More info about its origin, here. Here are some of its numerous versions:

Lennon used to say he never “sang” when he performed this song… all he had to do was to shout 🙂 Here’s a piece of Beatlemania* *Beatlemania = a term originated during the 1960s to describe the intense fan frenzy directed toward The Beatles during the early years of their success; Andi Lothian, a former   Read More …

“Please Mr. Postman” is the debut single of The Marvelettes and the first Motown song to reach the number-one position on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart (1961). “Please Mr. Postman” became a number-one hit again in early 1975, when The Carpenters‘ cover of the song also reached the top position of the Billboard   Read More …

This is a love song written by John Lennon and based on a song his mother would sing to him as a child (photo): “Want to know a secret? Promise not to tell? We are standing by a wishing well.” (“I’m Wishing” from Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs movie).

“Hey Jude” is a song Paul McCartney wrote to comfort John Lennon’s son, Julian, during his parents’ divorce. “Hey Jude” was released in August 1968 as the first single from The Beatles’ record label Apple Records. More than seven minutes in length, “Hey Jude” was, at the time, the longest single ever to top the   Read More …

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