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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Jessie’s Girl by Rick Springfield [VIDEO]

Who is Jessie's girl? We may never know, but in an interview with Rick, the real story unfolds. Said Rick: "I don't know her name. It was a brief relationship I had when I was making stained glass for a while. I was going to a stained glass class in Pasadena, and I met this guy and his girlfriend. I was completely turned on to his girlfriend, but she was just not interested. So I had a lot of sexual angst, and I went home and wrote a song about it.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Life is a Highway by Tom Cochrane [VIDEO]

This song was inspired by Cochrane's trip to West Africa, where he was gaining exposure for the World Vision famine relief organization. Cochrane devotes a great deal of his time to activism and causes, blending them together with his music, similar to artists such as Neil Young

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Bad Girls by Donna Summer [VIDEO]

The "Bad Girls" are prostitutes. Summer got the idea when she was working for Casablanca Records in Los Angeles, and she sent her secretary on an errand, which took her down Sunset Boulevard, which known for illicit activity

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Goodbye Stranger by Supertramp [VIDEO]

This song is about the freedom of one-night-stands: "Just the thought of those sweet ladies sends a shiver through my veins."

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10 Years Ago: The Last David Bowie Concert Ever?

An emergency angioplasty caused the last month of David Bowie's 2004 tour to be cancelled.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Maybe I’m Amazed by Paul McCartney [VIDEO]

This was the standout track from McCartney's first solo album. Unlike George Harrison, who had 3-discs worth great songs for his first solo effort, Paul had little to work with. He worked up the album in his kitchen, and played all of the instruments himself

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Rayman’s Song of the Don’t Look Back by Boston [VIDEO]

Don't Look Back was the final song of the memorial/tribute concert for Boston lead vocalist Bred Delp in August of 2007. Delp passed away in 2007, having committed suicide. He did so as neatly and quietly as he could in his home, with numerous considerate notes for those who would find him.

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45 Years Ago: Rolling Stones Guitarist Brian Jones Found Dead

The multi-instrumentalist drowned in his swimming pool only a month after he was fired from the Rolling Stones.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Sara Smile by Hall & Oates [VIDEO]

They never got married, but Daryl and Sara were together for about 28 years before they broke up in 2001. InEntertainment Weekly October 16, 2009, Hall listed this as one of their favorite songs, and explained: "That was a postcard to Sara Allen, who was my partner for many, many years, a 'having a great time, wish you were here' kind of thing. I canno

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Heartbreaker by the Rollong Stones [VIDEO]

The horns were arranged by trumpet player Jim Price, who along with Bobby Keys on sax, provided the brass on records and tours for The Stones in the early '70s. This was the last time Price recorded with The Stones

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45 Years Ago: John Lennon Learns He’s a Bad Driver – The Hard Way

Learn why John Lennon stopped trying to drive cars.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Simply Irresistible [VIDEO]

Palmer is one of a handful of artists who can lay claim to charting Top 10 or Top 20 hits in three separate decades in the US. (Every Kinda People 1978, Bad Case of Loving You, 1979, Addicted To Love & I Didn't Mean To Turn You On 1986, Simply Irresistible & Early In The Morning 1988, Mercy Mercy Me/I Want You 1991)

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