The song features Trey Songz. “When I was recording, Trey Songz was recording in the next room,” Sage explained. “We kind of know each other – well, not like know him where I go over his house — but he was next door and Steelo Brim from Ridiculousness, that”s my partner he played it for Trey and he started shaking his head and said, “I coming over there to record that right now.”
Private DancerTina Turner
Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits wrote “Private Dancer,” which went to Tina Turner when he realized it wasn”t a song for a man to sing.
Đang xem: Sage the gemini guantanamera
How Big, How Blue, How BeautifulFlorence + the Machine
The title of Florence + the Machine”s “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” was inspired by the Los Angeles skyline.
Head Over HeelsThe Go-Go”s
“Head Over Heels” by The Go-Go”s is a metaphor for how things were getting out of control for the band; they broke up a year later.
Cum On Feel The NoizeSlade
“Cum On Feel The Noise” was originally recorded by the British glam band Slade in 1973. Quiet Riot had their first hit with the song when they recorded it in 1983.
Mmm Mmm Mmm MmmCrash Test Dummies
The third verse of “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” by Crash Test Dummies (“they shook and lurched all over the church floor…”) was inspired by girl whose parents would speak in tongues at their Pentecostal service.
Mr. BojanglesThe Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
The Texas songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker wrote “Mr. Bojangles” after a weekend in jail where a fellow inmate told him his life story.
Michael BoltonSongwriter Interviews
Into the vaults for this talk with Bolton from the “80s when he was a focused on writing songs for other artists.
Donnie Iris (Ah! Leah!, The Rapper)Songwriter Interviews
Before “Rap” was a form of music, it was something guys did to pick up girls in nightclubs. Donnie talks about “The Rapper” and reveals the identity of Leah.
George ClintonSongwriter Interviews
When you free your mind, your ass may follow, but you have to make sure someone else doesn”t program it while it”s wide open.
Chris TomlinSongwriter Interviews
The king of Christian worship music explains talks about writing songs for troubled times.
John Lee HookerSongwriter Interviews
Into the vaults for Bruce Pollock”s 1984 conversation with the esteemed bluesman. Hooker talks about transforming a Tony Bennett classic and why you don”t have to be sad and lonely to write the blues.
Goodbye, Hello: Ten Farewell Tour Fake-OutsSong Writing
The 10 biggest “retirement tours” that didn”t take.