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Lyricapsule: No More Kicks on Route 66; June 27, 1985

There are no more kicks on Route 66. Sort of. Though a tone of sadness rings through this day, as it marks the United States Highway System’s 1985 decision to remove the iconic Route 66 […]

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Rhyme nor Reason: Lil Yachty

Introducing ‘Rhyme nor Reason’ – a SONGLYRICS’ look at lyricists that make us want to jam a pencil in our brain. Or as a man named Shakespeare once wrote: ‘Was there ever any man thus beaten out […]

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Stone Sour Borrow Lyrics from The Stones and Led Zeppelin

Stone Sour’s Corey Taylor sings to a crowd of wacky inflatable arm flailing tube men in the band’s video for ‘Fabuless’; Photo: YouTube/Stone Sour/Roderunner Records Precursor to Slipknot and Des Moines, Iowa’s second most famous metal […]

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deadmau5 Calls Chainsmokers’ Music ‘Sh*t’ and Bashes Lyrics

deadmau5 (left), The Chainsmokers (right); Photos: Twitter The Chainsmokers are everywhere, collabing with everyone from soft-rock band Coldplay to country/rap duo Florida Georgia Line. And EDM producer deadmau5 has had enough. The mousehead-wearing Canadian DJ, […]

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Lyricapsule: The Miracles drop ‘Tracks of My Tears’; June 23, 1965

America had just put its first group of troops on Vietnam ground and another Ranger lunar probe proved that the moon isn’t made of cheese, but heartache is timeless, especially when Smokey Robinson’s on the […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Cormega

Introducing ‘Notes from Mr. Sandman‘ – a column slapping a spotlight on lyricists overlooked, under appreciated, or just plain criminally slept on. Or like a man named Nas once said, “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” […]

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Owl City’s Adam Young Finally Breaks Down the ‘Fireflies’ Math

Adam Young in the official video for ‘Fireflies’ (left), a fan’s twitter question (right); YouTube/Twitter You may have forgotten about Owl City. You know, the band that did “Fireflies,” that electro-pop ear-worm from 2009 that may/may not […]

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Lyricapsule: The Surfaris Drop ‘Wipe Out’; June 22, 1963

Immortalized by high-school marching bands following its release on this day in 1963, wave-chaser of a bass-drum and jangly guitar chase “Wipe Out” by Cali beach-bums, The Surfaris, was one of those rare cheeky cult […]

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ICYMI: News Anchors Celebrate Tupac’s Birthday by Lacing Lyrics in Traffic Report

Two Atlanta news anchors, Mark Arum (right) and Fred Blankenship (left) lace Tupac homage in traffic report; Photo: YouTube/WSB-TV June 16th would have been Tupac‘s 46th birthday, and while many celebrated by flocking to theaters […]

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Billy Joel’s ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’ Gets a Lyric-for-Lyric Historical YouTube Mashup

Nixon debates Kennedy in 1960, in one of over 100 events laced in a new fan-made video for Billy Joel’s ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’; Photo: YouTube A consistent ad hoc teaching aid in jr. high history […]

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