Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Seven Up

Don't get me wrong, I like Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" as much as the next guy, but did it really take seven people to write this thing?

By way of comparison, do you know how many people it took to write "Like a Rolling Stone"? One!


Pike said...

See, but that was only LIKE a rolling stone. Had the song been about an actual rolling stone, we're talking maybe 12 or 14 people writing that song.

Joe said...

If Al Kooper and everyone else who contributed a memorable musical element to the arrangement of "Like A Rolling Stone" had tried to get a writing credit – the way it happens with, say, "Irreplaceable" – not to mention Hank Williams and Muddy Waters asking for a piece of the lyrics, well then . . . oh hell, even I don't buy this.

Pike said...

Are you there, Joe? It's me, Marshall.

(That's not only a wonderfully "hilarious" Judy Blume reference; it's an indication that I'm trapped in a horrible Google account that won't allow me to use my own name. It's a cry for help.)

Kinky Paprika said...

It always amazed me that it took two people (Rick James and Alonzo Miller) to write "Super Freak."

I wonder who wrote what.