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(Philly.com)   The Hall & Oates classic, "Rich Girl," was written about a dude. It's like everything I believe is a lie   (philly.com) divider line 71
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2014-02-24 03:18:54 PM
I'm listening to Hall and Oats, I must be in a grocery store. I wonder which Billy Joel tune is coming up next.
 
2014-02-24 03:28:06 PM
Well, you know, it don't matter anyway
 
2014-02-24 03:29:29 PM
Ain't that a biatch
 
2014-02-24 03:43:00 PM
I can't go for that (no can do).
 
2014-02-24 04:23:33 PM

Mugato: I wonder which Billy Joel tune is coming up next.


Uptown girl.
It was actually written about a beef Billy Joel took in the shower and heeled down the drain.
 
2014-02-24 04:50:33 PM
I still have my cake!
 
2014-02-24 04:51:17 PM
Any Hall & Oates expert already knew this.  Slightly less known is that One on One is about an encounter between Larry Bird and Dr. J
 
2014-02-24 04:55:03 PM
 
2014-02-24 04:56:07 PM
Great, now I've got this and the "Big Girl" parody stuck in my head for the rest of the day...
 
2014-02-24 05:02:33 PM
I always thought it was about Patty Hearst.
 
2014-02-24 05:03:28 PM

BunkoSquad: Well, you know, it don't matter anyway


Over in--


He can rely on his old man's money
 
2014-02-24 05:03:47 PM
Next they'll tell us "Private Eyes" is about the FBI watching Michael Jackson's activities at Neverland Ranch with security cameras...
 
2014-02-24 05:04:12 PM

vudukungfu: Mugato: I wonder which Billy Joel tune is coming up next.

Uptown girl.
It was actually written about a beef Billy Joel took in the shower and heeled down the drain.


I thought that was "For the Longest Time."
 
2014-02-24 05:09:44 PM
I can't work out why this has a "sad" tag. I don't get it.
 
2014-02-24 05:10:42 PM
I think subby meant to say "Hall & Ba Ba Booey."
 
2014-02-24 05:17:57 PM
And didn't Prince write THIS song for a woman?

Also, me First and the Gimme Gimmes covered both of those songs:

1...
2...
 
2014-02-24 05:19:20 PM

mccordo: I think subby meant to say "Hall & Ba Ba Booey."


What about a Rich Nerd
 
2014-02-24 05:26:42 PM

Mugato: I'm listening to Hall and Oats, I must be in a grocery store. I wonder which Billy Joel tune is coming up next.


I just saw Billy Joel on Friday night so I'm not getting a kick out of that reply!

It was a fantastic show!
 
2014-02-24 05:35:11 PM
You might want to sit down for this. 'Sympathy for the Devil' was actually about a fruit cobbler.

/true story
 
2014-02-24 05:36:33 PM

vudukungfu: Mugato: I wonder which Billy Joel tune is coming up next.

Uptown girl.
It was actually written about a beef Billy Joel took in the shower and heeled down the drain.


As much as I detest that meme, that made me chuckle.

Kudos.
 
2014-02-24 05:43:05 PM
buntz:

It was a fantastic show!

I saw him in Ann Arbor, MI back in 1986 at the UM Stadium. I still remember that concert. The thing that impressed me the most was he had his piano on a huge turntable and every few songs they rotated the table, that way no one was forced to stare at his back the entire concert.
 
2014-02-24 06:01:27 PM

tinyarena: Sympathy for the Devil


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2014-02-24 06:01:37 PM
Awesome, Old news is so exciting.

Heard this on Stern like 4 years ago, before it was uncooler then it's uncool now.
 
2014-02-24 06:03:00 PM
So every little thing he did was magic?
 
2014-02-24 06:05:35 PM
"Welcome to the Jungle"? It was written about the Chuck E Cheese kid's playrooms.

"Smells Like Teen Spirit"? Was written about a pedophile cruising for victims.
 
2014-02-24 06:06:35 PM

worlddan: The thing that impressed me the most was he had his piano on a huge turntable and every few songs they rotated the table


Still does it!

This was the 6th or 7th time I've seen him since the early 80s and believe it or not, THIS was the best show I've seen him do.
The last time I saw him was almost 20 years ago, mid 90s, and he phoned it in so bad I said I was done with him.
So I thought I'd give him another chance and it was just a great show.  Really enjoyed it.
 
2014-02-24 06:27:34 PM

danielscissorhands: And didn't Prince write THIS song for a woman?

Also, me First and the Gimme Gimmes covered both of those songs:

1...
2...


Those guys are awesome.

Greatest cover band ever... nay... greatest band ever.
 
2014-02-24 06:28:34 PM

JohnnyApocalypse: tinyarena: Sympathy for the Devil

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,,umm, no
 
2014-02-24 06:33:55 PM
I've watched a bunch of episodes of "Live from Daryl's House" and I love that show. Daryl Hall lives in a large house in the country in Pennsylvania, I believe, and he invites other music artists to jam with him and his friends. They usually perform some of the guest artists' songs, and they also do interesting remakes of Hall and Oates hits. Daryl also invites guest chefs, usually from local restaurants, to visit his place and cook meals for him, his band and his guests. What a life.
 
2014-02-24 06:35:39 PM
"Get your dick out of your heart!"

-Oates
 
2014-02-24 06:36:31 PM

Mugato: I'm listening to Hall and Oats, I must be in a grocery store. I wonder which Billy Joel tune is coming up next.


They don't play Billy Joel in the supermarket. Too edgy.

/Besides, next up is "Peg" by Steely Dan.
 
2014-02-24 06:58:21 PM
Wow...I'm so out of touch...did not know this.

Next...their "Method of Modern Love" song was about a guy strokin to net porn
 
2014-02-24 07:02:53 PM

buntz: worlddan: The thing that impressed me the most was he had his piano on a huge turntable and every few songs they rotated the table

Still does it!

This was the 6th or 7th time I've seen him since the early 80s and believe it or not, THIS was the best show I've seen him do.
The last time I saw him was almost 20 years ago, mid 90s, and he phoned it in so bad I said I was done with him.
So I thought I'd give him another chance and it was just a great show.  Really enjoyed it.


We saw Joel at the Hard Rock in '09. Great show.

At one point they emptied the stage (piano under) and he grabbed an electric Gibson and did a VERY credible lead line for Highway To Hell while one of his roadies did a better Bon Scott than I thought possible.

To this day one of my favorite concerts of all time. He just has *fun*.
 
2014-02-24 07:09:16 PM
This has to be a personal record for old news being so exciting. I learned this 26 years ago when he mentioned it during a concert in Anchorage.
 
2014-02-24 07:10:09 PM

buntz: worlddan: The thing that impressed me the most was he had his piano on a huge turntable and every few songs they rotated the table

Still does it!

This was the 6th or 7th time I've seen him since the early 80s and believe it or not, THIS was the best show I've seen him do.
The last time I saw him was almost 20 years ago, mid 90s, and he phoned it in so bad I said I was done with him.
So I thought I'd give him another chance and it was just a great show.  Really enjoyed it.


I saw Billy Joel a few times at the old Spectrum in Philly back in the late 1980s & early 1990s (one show was the "Stormfront" tour, so, that era). He just killed it. Every time. Tons of energy, great interaction with the audience; he gave off the vibe of a guy who really loves performing for an audience and wants to give them their money's worth.
 
2014-02-24 07:39:41 PM
Stand Up and Shout was about a dude, too

3dplayer.pl
 
2014-02-24 07:40:48 PM
 
2014-02-24 07:54:41 PM

The Silver Mullet: "Get your dick out of your heart!"

-Oates


Needs more drunken Jimmy Messina.
 
2014-02-24 08:19:43 PM
That was one of my favourite tunes when I was five.

/you know it don't matter anyway
 
2014-02-24 08:40:38 PM

Cybernetic: I saw Billy Joel a few times at the old Spectrum in Philly back in the late 1980s & early 1990s


That's where I saw him the first 3 or 4 times.
The other times were at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh (Friday was at Consol)
 
2014-02-24 08:52:44 PM

Valiente: I prefer Garfunkel and Oates.


First I find out 'Rich Girl' is about a guy. Now I find that Garfunkel & Oates are two chicks that have both been on 'The Big Bang Theory'.


/ My head asplode.
 
2014-02-24 09:18:47 PM
"When the song was written in 1977,  Daryl Hall was dating a girl named Sara Allen."

Wait a minute.  Daryl Hall is straight?  That surprised me more than the fact that "Rich Girl" is about a guy.
 
2014-02-24 09:20:11 PM

jobskee: Stand Up and Shout was about a dude, too

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That's nothing new.  So were Mondo Bondage, Don't Touch Me There, and  Boy Crazy.
 
2014-02-24 09:24:33 PM

ColSanders: "When the song was written in 1977,  Daryl Hall was dating a girl named Sara Allen."

Wait a minute.  Daryl Hall is straight?  That surprised me more than the fact that "Rich Girl" is about a guy.


I was surprised too.
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2014-02-24 09:26:31 PM
Holy crap, Hall is nearing 70.
 
2014-02-24 09:33:02 PM
There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and Hall and Oates lyrics.
 
2014-02-24 09:36:16 PM
And I suppose George Michael wrote 'I want your sex' about another guy.
 
2014-02-24 09:38:12 PM

iron_city_ap: And I suppose George Michael wrote 'I want your sex' about another guy.


Just don't ruin "Fat Bottomed Girls" for me.
 
2014-02-24 09:58:00 PM

Harry_Seldon: iron_city_ap: And I suppose George Michael wrote 'I want your sex' about another guy.

Just don't ruin "Fat Bottomed Girls" for me.


I'll maybe ruin it for you then, but perhaps not the way you'd expect.  It's a Brian May song so it's not about guys, though it IS about girls who remind the writer of his nanny.

/Freddie's songs are all gender neutral
//even Body Language going through all the body parts
///body, lips, eyes, legs, thighs, ass, but none of the sex specific parts
 
2014-02-24 10:23:14 PM
For the longest time I used to think that song went "You're a biatch, girl"
 
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