10 Stories Behind 10 Big Singles From The ’90s
By Radio.com Staff
Single Again is a column at Radio.com where Dan Weiss investigates chart hits of the past and present, their stories, what they meant and how good they really are.
We get to hear the story behind the song from the artist who wrote it, and the artist gets a chance to contemplate fame and the fickle music industry that made their song the biggest hit, at least for a little while. We’ve been given never-before-heard anecdotes, surprisingly sad stories of songs you’ve sung over and over again, and many a bemused band reflecting on how these singles came to be.
The column has been going on for a almost six months now, and we wanted to highlight some of the best stories so far. So without further ado, here are our excerpts and links to our 10 favorite interviews, from the heart-rending story behind Tonic’s “If You Could Only See,” to Seether covering “Seether,” to the proto-MILF story of “Stacy’s Mom.”