SONGS ABOUT STEALing can be found in many genres. Some examples are ‘Been Caught Stealing’ by Jane’s Addiction, ‘Island in the Sun’ by Weezer and ‘Drink’ by Ed Sheeran. These songs are about the act of stealing, or about those who commit it.
‘Been Caught Stealing’ by Jane’s Addiction
‘Been Caught Stealing,’ a song by Jane’s Addiction, is about stealing stuff for fun. The band’s video features a barking dog that Farrell adopted from a shelter in LA. He wanted to give Annie a home and took her to the studio with him when they were recording the song. When Farrell put his headphones on, Annie started barking.
The video was directed by Casey Niccoli and stars the band in a grocery store. The band is joined by a man in drag dressed in drag, who shoplifts items and puts them into a belly pouch. The grocery store where the video was filmed has since been torn down. The video won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Alternative Video in 1991. The video was so popular, the band and Niccoli were so drunk, they kissed each other during the acceptance speech.
‘Island in the Sun’ by Weezer
When you listen to ‘Island in the Sun,’ by Weezer, you’ll find that there are a lot of parallels between the two songs. Although the former was released some years earlier, the latter’s theme of stealing has a strong message about stealing. The lyrics are very similar, but the song is a little bit more complex.
The song evokes an island in the sun and sounds like it is meant to be a relaxing beach getaway, especially during the summer. “Steal My Sunshine” has a growling male vocal and a gentle female one. This song is perfect for those lazy summer days.
This song is more upbeat than the band’s earlier songs. Originally written in 1998, it was a demo by Rivers Cuomo and was released on the Internet for several years. The group later added it to their album Maladroit, as a bonus track.
Although the singer of the Weezer band has told many tales about love and amour, he seems most heartfelt when acknowledging platonic love. He also seems to have a knack for writing great songs that are not even on his albums. In fact, one of his best non-album tracks is ‘Jamie,’ a song that was originally released as a B-side to “Undone” and later featured on the Mallrats soundtrack. The song was written by the band’s A&R assistant.
The song is a perfect example of Weezer’s evolution. The band started off as a pop group but soon began to branch out into the world of pop-rock. After a period of radio-conquering success, the band’s lyrical direction changed. Weezer became more complex and personal. The album Pinkerton influenced “Island in the Sun” and “Bad Moon Over Buffalo.” However, the band’s first album showed signs of their lyrical direction.
‘Drink’ by Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran has faced accusations of stealing from another artist with his song ‘Drink’. Sami Chokri and Ross O’Donoghue claimed that the lyrics and chorus of ‘Drink’ were copied from their song ‘Oh Why’. However, Sheeran has denied that he plagiarised the song.
The controversy over Ed Sheeran’s song “Drink” has been circulating since it was released, but the singer is reportedly now a more mature man. Since his marriage and fatherhood, he has given up the heavy drinking and party lifestyle that he used to enjoy. The song recounts some of the negative experiences he has had over the last few years, such as being accidentally slashed by a ceremonial sword while performing for Princess Beatrice. The singer has also been in a bike accident and broken his wrist.
The song has been one of the most popular first dance songs at weddings across the United Kingdom since its release. However, the songwriter is now facing a lawsuit for copyright infringement, which he denies. He says the lawsuit is a “baseless” attempt to rip off other artists’ work. The lawsuit was filed in a Manhattan federal district court.
‘Fly Like an Eagle’ by Georgie Fame
‘Fly Like an Eagle’ by the American rapper Georgie Fame is a catchy song about stealing. It sounds great as a four-minute album cut, but is even better as a three-minute 7” sample. Fly Like an Eagle contains plenty of flourishes that sample culture loves to incorporate into tracks. This song has been sampled numerous times in hip-hop and club music.
The beats on this song are mostly instrumental, but the lyrics are mainly spoken. The chorus is a lyric about stealing. Georgie Fame was an early influence of contemporary soul artists like Booker T & the MGs, Oscar Brown Jr., and Mose Allison.
‘Island in the Sun’ by Afrikanboy
‘Island in the Sun,’ a track from the band’s debut album, is a classic song with upbeat lyrics and a classic guitar riff. It’s about someone wanting to get away, yearning for a better time.
The song underwent several iterations during the recording sessions for The Green Album. It’s now a softer version of the song than the original. This version can be heard in some documentary footage about the making of the album. Drummer Tom Rothkopf reportedly spent hours perfecting the song’s chord progression.
‘Round Trip’ by Georgie Fame
‘Round Trip’ by George Fame is one of the more popular songs from the Australian jazz scene. The song was originally written as a jingle for a petrol advertisement, but it ended up being a hit for Fame. Fame later signed to CBS and went on to record solo. He said that he wanted to be an “all-round entertainer” and his management encouraged him to pursue this path.
Fame’s solo work has received overwhelmingly positive reviews, and he is an established jazz talent. His albums ‘Cool Cat Blues’, ‘Three Line Whip’ and ‘The Blues and Me’ all established his jazz credentials. Fame and Van Morrison split in 1998, and Fame joined Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings. He played organ on several albums with the group, and he also joined Ben Sidran’s Go Jazz label. In 2000, Fame released his latest album, ‘Poet in New York,’ which received good reviews.
Georgie Fame has been a leading British singer for over five decades. His versatility has allowed him to fuse diverse musical styles. The label BGO Records released a compilation of his CBS recordings, Universal/Polydor released a five-CD box set The Whole World is Shaking: The Complete Recordings, 1963-1966, and Ace released a compilation of his solo recordings.
Fame was born in Leigh, Lancashire, in 1943. He was one of the UK’s most influential and underrated artists. He was instrumental in popularizing black music and paving the way for many other artists. Georgie Fame possessed an inefinable sense of style and cool.