If you’re growing up and finding it difficult to accept the change, listen to these songs about growing up. These include Cat Stevens’ ‘Remember You Young’, Gary Allan’s ‘Tough Little Boys,’ and Paul Weller’s ‘When You’re Young.’ You’ll also find the ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ by Dua Lipa.
Cat Stevens’ ‘Remember You Young’
The title track to Cat Stevens’ new album, ‘Remember You Young,’ is an ode to a boyhood dream. The singer was a teen idol when he was younger, but her dreams were not fulfilled. After nearly drowning in ocean currents in Malibu, she decided to follow her religious beliefs and break free from the trappings of pop stardom. She converted to Islam and retired from the music business, but returned in 1978 with one final album.
While Stevens never said it was his first love, he did reveal that he wrote the song for his childhood sweetheart, Linda Ann Fredericks. Fredericks was born in West Ham and grew up in a family with a musical background. She was also a child actor and played a screaming fan in the 1964 Beatles film, A Hard Day’s Night. She later became a backing singer for Cat Stevens, appearing on his 1972 album Catch Bull at Four. They toured together in 1974.
Stevens’ songs have been featured in several TV shows and movies. One of his best-known songs, ‘Sitting,’ was featured in the movie Almost Famous. It is also available on CD. The song has been covered by many artists, including Sheryl Crow, Pearl Jam, Sarah McLachlan, and Maxi Priest.
The song has a surprisingly modern sound. Although Stevens’ earlier work had sold well in the UK, he was relatively unknown in the US. Upon signing with Island Records in 1970, he arranged an American distribution deal with Jerry Moss of A&M Records. The album ‘Remember You Young’ topped the charts in the US, selling over four million copies.
Gary Allan’s ‘Tough Little Boys’
The song “Tough Little Boys” by Gary Allan is a country music hit. It was written by Harley Allen and recorded by Gary Allan and released in June 2003. The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Top Country Songs chart. It was also the second number one country song of 2003.
The song is about men, and how they can be strong and emotional. However, it also highlights the emotional and typically feminine side of men. Despite the lyrics, Gary Allan is not advocating violence – he merely argues that men can be gentle and tender.
Paul Weller’s ‘When You’re Young’
“When You’re Young” was the eighth single by the Jam. It was released on 17 August 1979 and peaked at number 17 on the charts. It’s one of the most recognizable songs from the Jam’s early days. The song is particularly poignant and evokes a sense of youth.
This song was written by Paul Weller in the 1970s, a time of social protest and working-class life. Paul Weller was an avid reader and took a great deal of influence from George Orwell’s novels. His time in Barcelona inspired him greatly. He understood the contradictions that were present in life.
Weller’s early punk days were paved with sour lyrics that were cleverly woven together by the sparkling hooks and melodies of British pop. In the years that followed, he explored swirling psychedelic pop. His songs are now recognizable to fans of the style council, Jam, and Style Council.
There are two versions of this single. There’s the common 7” single and a limited Japanese-pressed 12″ single. Both have a bonus track – a live recording from Heatwave in 1980. There’s also an expanded version of the title track that features the b-side, The Boy Hairdresser. Both versions are produced by Paul Weller’s Solid Bond Productions.
The ‘When You’re Young’ single was co-written by Paul Weller and Tracie Bishop. Tracie’s backing band, meanwhile, renamed themselves as the Sunshine Girls. They were joined by Steve Sidelnyk, Helen Turner, and Sav Pisano. The song evokes the spirit of summer and the optimism of young people.
Dua Lipa’s ‘Boys Will Be Boys’
The closing track of Dua Lipa’s new album Future Nostalgia, ‘Boys Will Be Boys,’ has been hailed as a feminist anthem. Packed with disco-inspired dance-pop bangers, the album has been called one of the best albums of 2020. “Boys Will Be Boys” makes a powerful statement about toxic male behaviour.
Dua Lipa’s new single “Boys Will Be Boys” is the last track on her album Future Nostalgia, which was released earlier this month. The album has been hailed as one of the best pop albums of the year, and it has already surpassed 1 million views on YouTube. Although the song has yet to hit mainstream radio, it is already generating over 7.5 million streams on Spotify.
The song has been widely praised for its feminist messages and clever jokes about male entitlement. Lyrics like, “Walk home before sundown, put your keys between your knuckles,” “When you see boys in public,” and “Boys Will Be Boys” were also featured on a year-end list for both Nylon and The New York Times. The song has also received widespread praise from fans and critics alike.
Bryan Adams’ The Cure song
“Brian Adams’ The Cure song about boys growing” was written in 1979, and it marked a step forward for The Cure. The song recounts a young boy’s romantic relationship that goes awry, and the need to hide emotions and tears.