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Belinda Carlisle claims again and again in her 1987 Billboard #1 hit “Heaven Is a Place on Earth” that: “They say in heaven, love comes first.” No, they don’t. This is not a commonly used (or ever used) expression. No one says this. This song is the only place where these words are spoken. In…

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Carly Rae Jepsen’s 2016 hit song “Call Me Maybe” was a favorite of mine during the summer and fall of that year as it packed floors at weddings where I was working as a DJ. But I have one problem with the song. One niggling complaint.  The chorus of the song goes: Hey I just…

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Rachel Platten is a popular female soloist who is best known for her anthem Fight Song but also for her almost equally popular I’ll Stand By You. I like I’ll Stand By You, but I have a serious problem with a specific lyric that ruins the song for me.  Platten sings: Oh, truth, I guess…

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“Lyric Problems” is a new, reoccurring segment on this blog in which I point out a serious problem in a set of well known lyrics. Today I’m talking about Van Halen’s “Jump,” a 1983 hit by Van Halen.   Following the first chorus of the song, David Lee Roth sings the following lines: Aaa-ohh Hey you!…

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