10 songs that ask questions
16 January 2020, 09:00 | Updated: 16 January 2020, 10:17
Who? Why? How? What? Rock ’n’ roll is full of questions - some more stupid than others.
Radio X counts down some of the great music unanswerables from How Was It For You? to What Difference Does It Make?
The Smiths - "What difference does it make?"
“It makes none” - Morrissey answers himself in this classic song. Fine.
The Killers - "Are we human? Or are we dancer?"
We still don’t understand what Brandon Flowers means, all these years later.
The Clash - "Should I stay or should I go?"
“If I go, there will be trouble / And if I stay it will be double.” Well, you’ve had it either way, haven’t you?
Travis - "Why does it always rain on me?"
“Is it because I lied when I was seventeen?” More likely because you live in Scotland, Fran.
Moby - "Why does my heart feel so bad?"
Dunno Moby - maybe go and see a doctor?
David Bowie - "Is there life on Mars?"
Well, we’ve sent Curiosity Rover up there to find out, so let’s see what happens.
The Zutons - "Why won't you give me your love?"
Another needy lot - this time, from Liverpool.
R.E.M. - "What's the frequency, Kenneth?"
Michael Stipe based this 1994 track on an incident in which US TV newsreader was appaerently attacked by two men who cried, "Kenneth, what's the frequency?"
James - "How was it for you?"
A post-coital query (we think) from Tim Booth. “Well that's the best it's ever been” - ooh, cheers!
Oasis - "What's the story, morning glory?"
Liam asks: “What’s the story?” About that “morning glory”. Go and look it up. Actually - DON’T.