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FlinterFile: Years & Years- King

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In 2015, a band called Years & Years popped up. With an intoxicating song called King, written by the singer Olly Alexander, they went up in the charts. The song itself is about a relationship, which can be very addicting, and about the decline of a relationship, where you would want the other to end it. As it was written from his experiences, it was very close to him. However, there’s no pain to be heard in the song: it’s uptempo and, as said, very intoxicating. No wonder it made number 1 in the UK! Enjoy

Years & Years- King

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Song of the day: Iggy Pop- Candy

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In 1990, Iggy Pop recorded a duet with Kate Pierson (the B-52’s). In the song, Iggy looks back at an old relationship with a woman, Betsy. Kate brought in the perspective of the woman, who misses him as well. The idea of the song worked out well, making it to number 7 in the Netherlands. In the US, it made it to number 28. Enjoy

Iggy Pop- Candy

Song of the day: The Knack- My Sharona

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In 1979, the singer of the Knack, Doug Fieger, was madly in love with a girl called Sharona. There was an age difference, he had a relationship, she had a boyfriend, but Doug did not think about giving up: he broke with his girlfriend, and started dating Sharona. She did not break up, which gave a strange situation. Doug even started to write songs about her. The biggest hit of those songs, My Sharona, charted at number 1 in the US and number 6 in the UK. Enjoy

The Knack- My Sharona

Song of the day: John Mayer- Daughters

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In 2003, John Mayer released one of his biggest successes. The song Daughters is about fathers, who have to raise their daughters with a lot of love, as this will make it easier for them to have a relationship with a man. John Mayer himself had a difficult relationship, hence the song. In the US it charted as number 19. Enjoy

John Mayer- Daughters

Song of the day: Dido- White Flag

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In 2003, Dido released her biggest hit. She had written White Flag together with Rollo Armstrong and Rick Nowels. The complete song is about someone who is not willing to give up on a relationship, though the relationship is over. Dido brought in her own experiences: her own relationship had ended. She later said that she regretted writing the song when she just did, since it brought her a lot of trouble with this person. The people did not have problems with the song: it was number 18 in the US and number 2 in the UK. Enjoy

Dido- White Flag