There’s a whole website devoted to link bait that gets shared on Facebook. It’s called Answers, but I had a hard time finding the questions. Here’s one that caught my eye and tugged both memory and ear. Songs that don’t mean what you think they mean (beware, lots of clicking ahead). Example:
Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler
The song’s writer Jim Steinman told Playbill, “with Total Eclipse of the Heart, I was trying to come up with a love song and I remembered I actually wrote that to be a vampire love song. If anyone listens to the lyrics, they’re really like vampire lines. It’s all about the darkness, the power of darkness and love’s place in dark…
You get the idea, right? Here’s another one that’s seemingly obvious but very wrong.
Rich Girl by Hall & Oats
Hall & Oats classic song “Rich Girl” is actually about a dude! The title character in the song is based on a spoiled heir to a fast-food chain who was an ex-boyfriend of Daryl Hall’s girlfriend, Sara Allen. “But you can’t write, ‘You’re a rich boy’ in a song, so I changed it to a girl,” Hall told Rolling Stone.
Now we know where ‘Sarah Smile’ came from.