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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Beast of Burden by the Rolling Stones [VIDEO]

While Richards spent much of the '70s insulating himself with drugs, former London School of Economics student Jagger was running the band. However, by the time of Some Girls, Richards wanted to share the workload.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Still the Same by Bob Seger [VIDEO]

Some people feel this song is abut gambling, some think it's sex, but Bob Seger says

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40 Years Ago: Sweet Release ‘Sweet Fanny Adams’

Sweet's breakthrough album, 'Sweet Fanny Adams,' was released in the U.K. April 1974.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Heard it in a Love Song by Marshall Tucker Band [VIDEO]

Heard it in a Love Song is about a man who has lived on the road from town to town and affair to affair. Here, he's been with a woman who's been good to him and who he actually loves, but he can't stay with her because the call of the road is too strong.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-One Bitten, Twice Shy by Great White [VIDEO]

A number of artist have covered this song, including the heavy metal band Great White, who were nominated for a Grammy for it; It was Great White's biggest hit, peaking at #5 in the US.

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35 Years Ago: ‘Bob Dylan At Budokan’ Released

Bob Dylan released his confusing live album, 'Bob Dylan at Budokan,' on April 23, 1979.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-The Stroke by Billy Squire [VIDEO]

This was Squier's first hit, and it came when he was 31 years old and already a 12-year veteran of the music industry, which helps explain the song's meaning.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Somebody’s Baby by Jackson Browne [VIDEO]

This song is about a guy who is infatuated with a girl, and convinces himself that she must have a boyfriend. As he tries to work up the courage to talk to her, he keeps losing confidence by reminding himself that she's too fine not to be taken.

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

The song  tells two stories, a young man shot by police in a case of mistaken identity, and a 10-year girl who dies in an alley of a drug overdose. Neither is based on a true story, but is a commentary on urban America during that time.

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30 Years Ago: Styx Release ‘Caught in the Act’

Styx were on top of the world during the early '80s, with a string of multi-platinum albums and a growing collection of hit singles to their credit -- but it was all about to come to a screeching halt.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison [VIDEO]

This was originally called "Brown Skinned Girl," and was about an interracial relationship. Morrison changed it to "Brown Eyed Girl" to make it more palatable for radio stations. Some stations banned it anyway for the line, "Making love in the green grass."

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Magic Bus by The Who [VIDEO]

The Who always had their own very unique sound, an this song is no exception. Magic Bus is a song about a man who wants to buy the bus that he takes to get to his girlfriend every day, but the driver does not want to sell it

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