Five Unique Songs That Made a Big Difference

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Five Unique Songs That Made a Big Difference

By nobert bermosa

Every song has its own story to tell but there are songs that stand out from the other because they have a unique story. Here are some songs which for me have unique stories.

  • Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O’Connor


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I like the lyrics of this song and another thing I particularly like is Sinead’s hairstyle. You’ll seldom see a woman with such hairstyle that will still look beautiful and gorgeous.

“Nothing Compares 2 U” is a song written in the mid-1980s by Prince for The Family but did not do well. In 1990, a cover version by Sinead O’Connor became a number-one hit in many countries, charting in the U.S., UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Germany. The subject of the song is actress Susannah Melvoin. Unusual for a ballad, the song also topped the Modern Rock Tracks. The song’s music video was a hit on MTV. The clip consists almost solely of a close-up on O’Connor’s face as she sings the song’s lyrics. Toward the end of the video, two tears roll down her face, one per cheek. O’Connor stated that it was caused by the lyric “All the flowers that you planted, Mama in the back yard/All died when you went away’, because she had a very complex relationship with her late mother, whom she claims abused her. The clip won Best Video at the 1990 MTV Video Awards – the first video by a female artist to win in this category.

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  • We Are the World by USA for Africa


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“We Are the World” was a song created for humanitarian reasons. The biggest artist of the world joined together to record this phenomenal and historical hit. “We Are the World” song written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, produced and conducted by Quincy Jones and recorded by a supergroup of popular musicians billed as USA for Africa in 1985. The charity single was intended to raise funds to help famine-relief efforts in Ethiopia which experienced unusual drought in 1984/1985.

The group name “U.S.A. for Africa” actually stands for “United Support of Artists for Africa not “United States of America”. Most of the singers on the record are American, with the exception of Bob Geldof (Irish) and Dan Aykroyd (Canadian).

“We Are the World” was number 1 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on April 17, 1985 and remained there for four weeks. It was also ranked as Billboard’s #1 song of 1985, meaning it was the best-selling single of the year. It also reached #1 in the UK, and made the Top 10 in countries throughout the world.

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  • Vincent by Don Mclean


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Music and art are both medium of conveying human emotions. They are perfectly blended in the song Vincent.  “Vincent” is a song created to honor one of the greatest artists in the world. It is a song by Don Mclean, which is one of my favorite singers. It was written as a tribute to Vincent van Gogh. It is also known by its opening line, “Starry Starry Night”, a reference to van Gogh’s painting Starry Night. The song describes different paintings by van Gogh.

Don Mclean wrote the lyrics in 1971 after reading a book about the life of the artist. The following year, the song became the #1 hit in the UK and #12 in the USA. For several years, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam played the song daily.

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  • Don’t Worry Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin


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This song may sounds like having musical instruments but there was none. That is one of the most amazing features of this song that made it peculiar – there are no instruments in the song. The instrumentals in the song are entirely composed of sounds made by McFerrin and combined in production. It became the first a cappella song to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in September of 1988 and held that position for two weeks. The song also peaked at number 2 during its fifth week on the on the UK Singles Chart. “Don’t Worry Be Happy” won the awards for Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 1989 Grammy Awards. The song’s title is taken from a famous quote by Meher Baba.

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  • Annie’s Song by John Denver


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The song “Annie’s Song” was written and sung by John Denver. It took him 10 ½ minutes only to write this song which was written as an ode to his wife Annie. The song was his second number one song in the USA, occupying that spot for two weeks in July 1974. It also went to number one in the UK, where it was Denver’s only major hit single. The song is a favorite wedding song and became a standard expression of love for many people, due to its grand imagery and the fact it could apply to anyone. Although the title is “Annie’s Song,” Annie is not mentioned in any part of the song.

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Hope you enjoyed this. Thank you!


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