Song Stories

“Can't You Hear Me Knocking”

The Rolling Stones | 1971

Although the first third of "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" is an elemental blues-rocker built around some of the Rolling Stones' most insistently memorable basic guitar riffs, it changes to a Latin-flavored instrumental highlighting fluid Mick Taylor guitar and jazzy saxophone by Bobby Keys. The instrumental section was an unplanned jam that the band decided to keep as part of the song after listening to the playback. "That song had such a fantastic groove going, they just left the tape running for my solo at the end," enthused Mick Taylor in MOJO.

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“I Was Made to Love Her”

Stevie Wonder | 1967

Stevie Wonder discovered true love while still a teenager, writing this ode to young love when he was only 17. The song, Wonder explained, "kind of speaks of my first love, to a girl named Angie, who was a very beautiful woman. She's married now. Actually, she was my third girlfriend but my first love. I used to call Angie up and we would talk and say, 'I love you, I love you,' and we'd talk and we'd both go to sleep on the phone.” The Beach Boys, Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston and Boyz II Men have all recorded versions of "I Was Made to Love Her."

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