We're handing the turntables over to Mini Moose this week. Here are her seven picks for September.
Released in 1983, “Rebel Yell” is from Billy Idol's second studio album, Rebel Yell (1983). The name came from the bourbon people drank at a party he went to with the Rolling Stones. The videos to all four of the album's singles were hits on MTV, which was a new phenomenon at the time.
“Magic” is a 1980 song recorded by Olivia Newton-John for the film, Xanadu. It became her 25th American hit, spending four weeks at number one. In a 1980 Newsweek interview, John Lennon cited “Magic” and “All Over the World,” both from Xanadu, when asked about which songs he likes.
“Lovely Rita” was written by Paul McCartney (with John Lennon’s help) and released on The Beatles’ 1967 album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The term ‘meter maid’ was largely unknown in the UK at the time of the song’s release. Paul McCartney once said that the song was inspired when a female traffic warden named Meta Davis gave him a parking ticket outside of Abbey Road Studios. McCartney has since refuted this statement.
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