500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, 'Maps'
Writers: Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Producer: David Andrew Sitek
Released: Feb. '04, Interscope
13 weeks; No. 87
"Maps" is both a soul ballad and an art-punk classic, with torrents of jagged guitar noise and thundering drums backing up Karen O's lovesick wail. The YYY's breakthrough hit was inspired by a case of real-life rock & roll romance: The Divine Miss O (real name Karen Orzolek) wrote the song about being on tour and missing her boyfriend, Angus Andrew, singer for fellow New York band Liars.
Appears on: Fever to Tell (Interscope)
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