Today’s Top 40: The Stories Behind Today’s Biggest Hits…Chart Position #3.

The songs listed in this post were found using the Top 40 charts of the following music organizations: CHUM-FM, CFNY-FM, KEXP-FM, Billboard Magazine, Spotify and BBC Radio 1. All songs listed below occupied position #3 on their respective music lists from this past week. So, let’s take a quick look at today’s five songs and then, a bit of a longer look at the song in today’s spotlight: “About Damn Time” by Lizzo.

I have to start out by stating that the songs featured in this post are my favourite collection of songs and artists in any Top 40 post since the series began. All the songs have great stories to go with them. All singers and bands have great stories, too. In addition to all of that, several of the songs/singers have also created work in a way that speaks to the modern way music is released and to how artists and audiences interact in these modern times. So, without further delay, here are today’s Top 40 selections….bangers, all!

When You’re Gone by Shawn Mendes (CHUM-FM)

Camilla Cabello and Shawn Mendes when they were a couple.

There weren’t a lot of uplifting stories that happened during the pandemic, but one of the nicest was the romantic relationship between singers Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello. The first inkling that there may have been something going on between them was when Mendes appeared on Cabello’s single, “Senorita”. The pair exuded sexual chemistry. He is a handsome young man and she is a beautiful young woman. It was obvious to most who watched them on stage together that they were becoming more than mere duet partners. So, when the news broke that Cabello and Mendes were “quarantining” together during the early stages of Covid, fans were very happy. The pair appeared together, virtually, singing on a variety of benefit concerts from home that were all the rage during the pandemic. They seemed very relaxed with each other and gave the impression of being two people who had found their soulmate and were completely comfortable building a life together. The world certainly thought beautiful babies were on the horizon. Then, as the Covid restrictions began to lift and live music concerts began to happen, the individual schedules of Mendes and Cabello ramped up and the two suddenly found themselves apart. The stress of having personal careers that were exploding caused them to be apart for much of the past year. After much consideration on both of their parts, Cabello and Mendes announced that they were taking a formal break from their relationship and that they would stay as friends going forward. There was no infidelity. There was no disappointing behaviour evident by either party. It seemed to simply be a case of each partner recognizing that the dreams and aspirations of the other deserved to be explored fully while the timing was right, so they agreed to separate. As newly minted solo artists, each has released a song that touches on their relationship. Cabello went first with “Bam Bam”. Mendes follows up this week with “When You’re Gone”. What is refreshing about both songs is that they wax nostalgic for what was and what has been lost. Both artists sing kindly about the other. It is obvious that their time together meant something to both and that they continue to regard each other with fondness. In this day and age of people becoming “famous” due to obnoxious behaviour, it is refreshing to see two stars playing nicely and maturely. Well done to both singers. I wish them well and hope that the future brings with it all the happiness and satisfaction they desire.

Gloria by The Lumineers (CFNY-FM).

The amazingly talented, Lumineers!

I absolutely love The Lumineers! Like many, my first exposure to this band came via their debut smash hit, “Ho Hey!”. That song went to #1 on the charts and became such a huge hit that it threatened to dwarf all of their other musical offerings. In the time since “Ho Hey!” debuted in 2012, I have listened to many of their songs and have watched them live numerous times. I marvel at the intelligence of the songs they sing and how tight they are as a band. The Lumineers are known as Folk-rockers in the same mode as acts like Mumford and Sons. the Avett Brothers and so on. To listen to them sing is to witness a band that appears to be having the time of their lives every single time they play. I adore them. So, it was a source of frustration to me when the only song I ever heard played on the radio by them was “Ho Hey!” The Lumineers are no one-hit-wonders by any stretch. So, it was with great delight that I learned that they had released a new album and saw the song “Gloria” racing up the Alternative music charts.

“Gloria” is a song about addiction. More specifically, it is a song about how deep the roots of addiction burrow, how difficult it is to successfully treat it and how impactful addiction can be on a family. Speaking about the inspiration for the song, lead singer Wesley Schultz talks openly about it being about a member of his own family. Schultz states that until he and others tried to help his loved one, he had no idea that addiction was more than a lack of willpower and a propensity for poor choices. SInce the release of “Gloria”, Schultz said that he is overwhelmed by the response from audiences and is humbled by how many people have reached out with words of sympathy and/or advice, as well as their own tales of attempting to deal with a loved one with an addiction. The video that accompanies the song comes with a trigger warning. It is a bleak and unsparing look at alcoholism. There is nothing redeeming in this video. It is raw and filled with heartbreak. If alcoholism or any form of addiction has taken root in your life, then it may be best to skip this video. As it stands, viewer discretion is certainly advised. Having said that, “Gloria” is a tremendously powerful song! Kudos to The Lumineers for daring to broach such a serious topic. Kudos, as well, for doing so with such sensitivity and honesty and musical finesse. I predict that come year’s end, “Gloria” will win awards for Song of the Year and will easily populate critic’s Top Ten polls. It is just that good.

Go by Cat Burns (BBC Radio 1)

From Tik Tok fame to the top of the charts. This is Cat Burns.

Cat Burns is a young, up-and-coming singer out of the UK. She has a soulful, jazzy singing style and reminds me a little bit of singers such as Sade or Erykah Badu. Cat Burns is in her early twenties and arrived in the musical spotlight because of her own sense of determination and creativity. Initially, Burns was rejected by record labels because her jazz-oriented style didn’t seem likely to produce the hits that the industry demands. Undaunted, Burns took the initiative of circumventing the usual process one takes when having your music heard by the masses and decided to use existing social media platforms to do the work for her. So, Cat Burns began releasing snippets of her songs on Tik Tok. By using a social media platform that only allows short pieces to be aired, Burns was able to play enough of each song so as to allow viewers to enjoy it and get a sense for how talented and beautiful and intelligent she was, but at the same time, she always left them clamouring for more. In this way, Cat Burns became a social media Tik Tok star way before she ever appeared on more traditional venues such as BBC, etc…. As you read these words, the music industry is only just now starting to appreciate the marketing potential of such streaming platforms as Tik Tok. I am starting to read of more and more artists who have a new record ready to release but are being forced to put out Tik Tok videos that have to go “viral” before the record label will support them with publicity, tour money, etc. I have no doubt that record labels will soon ruin Tik Tok for viewers there, who in no time will find some other underground manner in which to connect with the up-and-coming stars of the future. For now, know that singers such as Cat Burns are legitimately talented and are deserving of your attention. Her song “Go” is a break-up song told from the female perspective. Burns is seen as being a voice for female empowerment much the same way as Alanis Morissette was in the 1990s and Taylor Swift was throughout the last two decades. There are clean and profane versions of this song. I will play the clean one for you in the link above.

Spitting Off the Edge of the World by Yeah Yeah Yeahs (KEXP-FM)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

If you want to know me better then listen to this song. I love how this song sounds! This is my type of music! As much as I love songs that tell a good story, I really like songs that have good sound quality. By that I mean songs where the notes are crisp and clear, where there is an atmospheric quality to the mood being created and so on. “Spitting Off the Edge of the World” is a song that sounds great with headphones on, as well as cranked loudly on good speakers. There is a lot of buzz about this song and several reasons for this buzz.

First of all, the band Yeah Yeah Yeahs was one of the most influential and popular Post-Punk bands to emerge in the early 2000s. They were contemporaries of a music scene in NYC that included The Strokes, Interpol, The White Stripes and many others. Several of their earlier hits are viewed as being among the best songs of all time. In fact, two songs…”Cheating Hearts” and “Maps”… made the cut as being in the Top 500 Songs in Modern Music History that I wrote about in my previous music series. *You can read about those songs in posts here and here. After being together for over fifteen years, Yeah Yeah Yeahs went on hiatus nine years ago so that they could focus on family life, solo projects and the like. Often, when a band goes on “hiatus”, they usually don’t come back, or if they do, it is as a nostalgia act that only plays former hit songs. So, it was with much excitement that Yeah Yeah Yeahs announced that they were reuniting AND that they were coming back with a whole album of original material. The first song from this new album is “Spitting Off the Edge of the World” which features Tik Tok star, Perfume Genius in a scenery chewing supporting role.

In order to understand and appreciate why this song and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs reunion is creating so much energy and hype, it is instructive to read the post I wrote previously for their song, “Cheating Hearts”. Yeah Yeah Yeahs have always been an inclusive band and have forged strong connections with their fanbase. The “Cheating Hearts” video demonstrates a bit of that loving vibe by showing fans from all over the world reenacting their music video in full costume, all dance moves down pat and so on. It fills my heart to watch this video. Well, one of the reasons that Yeah Yeah Yeahs wanted to come back was to support the thousands of young people around the world who are trying to make change happen during this critical time in the life of our planet. Lead singer, Karen O., says she was very moved by all of the climate activists such as Greta Thunberg, all of the young survivors of school shootings in the US who are marching for gun control laws, all of the Black Lives Matter activists, and closest to their hearts, all of those young people who are fighting to be their true selves regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, etc…. So, the idea for “Spitting Off the Edge of the World” is that the band wanted to create an anthem for any or all of these young rebels and to acknowledge their efforts and reaffirm that the band believes these young people are our last, best hope for a brighter future.

In the video for this song, Yeah Yeah Yeahs show their connection with the youth of the world by collaborating with another Tik Tok star who goes by the moniker Perfume Genius. At the end of the video, Karen O. throws herself into the arms of her adoring audience, trusting that they will catch her and protect her and treat her well…and they do. As well, I can guarantee you that you have never seen a limo quite like the one used in this video, either. All in all, “Spitting Off the Edge of the World” is a very welcome and impressive return to the stage for Yeah Yeah Yeahs.


About Damn Time by Lizzo (Billboard Magazine and Spotify)

Today’s featured artist is Lizzo. Lizzo burst on to the music scene in 2015 but really hit her stride in 2019 with the monster hit “Good as Hell”. For anyone who does not know who Lizzo is, she is Black, she is female and she is plus-sized. For many people, any of those three attributes is enough to bring on a barrage of criticism and put-downs. It isn’t always easy to make it in a world that is motivated so much by superficial criteria such as body size, race or gender. Lizzo has battled all three issues her whole life but has made her greatest life statement by the nature of how she has embraced the whole of who she is. Lizzo has produced songs that celebrate her femininity, her colour and/or her body type. Because of that, she is adored by fans all over the world. The video for “Good as Hell” has been viewed over 111 million times! Not only is Lizzo known for her philosophy of self-love and empowerment, she has also been very respectful of those Black female singers who have come before her and blazed the path that she now follows. I wrote about this in a previous post about Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who was the person most responsible for the start of Rock n’ Roll as we know it. *You can read that post here. Lizzo appeared as musical guest on Saturday Night Live and had her backup musicians don outfits and use instruments just like Sister Rosetta did in her day. Such respect for history is admirable.

“About Damn Time” is another song in which Lizzo gets to preach about the power of positivity and self-love. She dances up a storm all throughout the video for this song, and in doing so, causes us to change our preconceived notions as to what agile dancers should look like. Not only does Lizzo dance to the music, but she has encouraged others to get up out of their seats and dance, too. When the video for “About Damn Time” was released, it came with an accompanying Tik Tok dance challenge in which viewers were asked to record themselves dancing to the song as Lizzo did. The challenge emphasized that dancers of all shapes, genders, age ranges, ethnicities and sexual orientations would be welcome to take part. As a result, the Lizzo “About Damn Time” Tik Tok Challenge has been a social media phenomenon. Thousands and thousands of ordinary folks have moved their bodies to the beat because Lizzo has made it ok to do so. You can view a variety of video compilations of people dancing to this song here, here and here, too!

Lizzo puts on a brave face when she sings about overcoming the social stigmas that she faces on the daily. But, her efforts are making a difference in the lives of ordinary people and for that she is to be commended. “About Damn TIme” is a catchy tune with an important message. After hearing it and watching the video, maybe you would like to take up the Tik Tok Dance Challenge? If so, feel free to post your video in the comment box below. My blogging site is a safe place to be your true self. Until then, take care. Thanks for reading all about Today’s Top 40. What a great week for music in our world!

The Top 500 Songs in Modern Music History…Song #84: Maps by Yeah Yeah Yeahs (KEXP)

This list of songs is inspired by lists published by radio station KEXP-FM from Seattle in 2010, as well as the latest poll taken in 2021 by Rolling Stone Magazine. For the most part I will faithfully countdown from their lists, starting at Song #500 and going until I reach Song #1. When you see the song title listed as something like: Song #XXX (KEXP)….it means that I am working off of the official KEXP list. Song XXX (RS) means the song is coming from the Rolling Stone list. If I post the song title as being: Song #xxx (KTOM), it means I have gone rogue and am inserting a song choice from my own personal list of tunes I really like. In any case, you are going to get to hear a great song and learn the story behind it. Finally, just so everyone is aware, I am not a music critic nor a musician. I am a music fan and an armchair storyteller. Here is the story behind today’s song. Enjoy.

KEXP: The Top 500 Songs in Modern Music History.

Song #84: Maps by Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

The story of “Maps” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs has gone on to become one of the great musical stories since Y2K. The song, itself, is about unrequited love and how, when we are younger, we tend to measure our own self-worth by how we are reflected in the eyes of others. As songs go, “Maps” is a catchy tune and was a modest hit for Yeah Yeah Yeahs when it was first released in the early 2000s. But, what makes the story of “Maps” stand out in such a grand way has little to do with the quality of the song but, more, it has to do with the music video that accompanies the song. I will get into that in a moment but, for now, all I will say is that the live video captured a moment that was as real as real can be. It was something that touched the hearts of almost all of the twenty-somethings who watched it happen and felt as though their own experiences mirrored the lead singer, Karen O., perfectly. It was a moment that influenced fellow music stars like Kelly Clarkson and Beyonce; causing them to sample the song in their own future work. It was a moment that the New Music Express Magazine in the UK characterized as the most romantic music moment of all-time……and, it was all captured live. Here is the story of “Maps”.

In the early, heady days of this countdown, we profiled the Yeah Yeah Yeahs before. To review, they were a New York area band that came together around the year 2000 and were part of a wave of new bands along with The Strokes, The White Stripes, Interpol and so on, that came to be known as the Post Punk Revival scene by music critics. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are a trio and were lead by charismatic lead singer, Karen O., guitarist, Nick Zinner and drummer, Brian Chase. The band had several hits in the Indie/Alternative music scene but, it was the song, “Maps” that has become their calling card.

If you can think back to your own life in your early twenties, you were probably finished with school and out into the world. Depending on your life choices, you were probably starting a career, seeing bit of the world, meeting new people, trying out new things and, if all went well, falling in love. For some folks, those days were the best days of their lives because of the limitless range of possibilities arrayed before them. For others, those were worrisome times, filled with decisions that can seem very weighty and life-altering. Regardless of where you fell on that spectrum of twenty-somethingness, we were able to find our way in our own good time, away from the prying eyes of the media and the glare of a public spotlight. That wasn’t the case for Karen O. of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Karen is an attractive woman. As is often the case with female stars who look as good as they sing or act or dance or whatever they do, Karen O.’s love life was the subject of tabloid gossip in NYC, especially. It couldn’t have been easy to look for love under those circumstances. So, as often happens with celebrity-types, Karen O. met the lead singer of another band and the two of them began dating. The idea of celebrities dating each other is, sometimes, seen as a marketing tool used to advance their careers by making each of them seem desirable and more interesting than they may have been seen otherwise. But, at other times, it takes a fellow celebrity to understand the pressures a star operates under, the creative processes at play in producing new material and so on. Sometimes, a fellow celebrity is the only one who can truly understand and appreciate what each other is going through. And so, Karen O., of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs began dating a man named Angus Andrews of a band called, Liars. They dated for over a year before the moment their relationship became immortalized in a song called, “Maps”.

“Maps” is an acronym. It stands for “My Angus, Please Stay”. After dating for awhile and falling in love and becoming comfortable in each other’s company, Karen O. and Angus Andrews came to a fork in the road, as it were. Both were heading out on world tours with their bands; travelling to different places over a time frame that would see them separated for over a year. Knowing the business as they did and not having as much confidence in their relationship as she should have, Karen O. felt as though these tours were going to be the end of their relationship. She did not want that to happen so, she wrote Angus a song that is, in essence, a declaration of love and a plea for fidelity. That song was “Maps”.

What made “Maps” so noteworthy was how Karen O. presented the song. She wanted to present the song live, as the Yeah Yeah Yeahs were recording it for a music video. It was all going to be straight-forward enough….on the day before they were to leave for their tours and go their separate ways for a year, Karen O. invited Angus Andrews to watch her make this special video. He had no idea it was to be a love song for him. On the day of the shoot, a professional crew was assembled, lighting was arranged, the sound system tuned, professional make-up people were hired, a stage crew assembled and so on. Because this was such an intensely personal moment for Karen O., she refused to sing the song until Andrews arrived. She wanted the moment he heard the song to be the first time it was sung aloud in public. So, Karen O. and the band and the crew waited for Angus Andrews to arrive. They waited and waited and waited….for hours and hours. Angus Andrews was not showing up. Finally, the director of the video had had enough. Everyone was tired and frustrated with hanging around. They just wanted the shoot done so they could go home. The director went to Karen O. and told her that it was go-time, regardless of whether her young man was in attendance or not. He reminded her that she was a star and a professional and that she needed to suck it up and get out there. He, also, told her he was sorry and hugged her, too.

When you watch the video, you will see it start with the moment the director starts calling for quiet, asking for the lights to dim and then, cuing the band to start the song. All through the performance, Karen O. sings in her typically strong voice but, in her eyes, she is searching for Angus Andrews….and he is not there. All of the emotion of the moment shines through in her eyes as she begins to accept what is happening. The tears she cries were real. The video captures a moment when someone likeable has their heart broken.

Reaction to the video was swift. The world swooned. Then, they rushed to Karen O.’s defence. Poor Angus Andrews, who had no idea she had planned this for him and, consequently, had no idea that he was breaking her heart, live, on camera, suddenly found himself as Public Enemy #1. As it turned out, he did show up about three hours later, ready to have a nice final evening together. Karen O. was compelled to issue a statement exonerating her beau in order to ensure his safety from her fans who were ready to pulverize him for what they perceived that he did. But, even though they went on their tours, ended up breaking up with each other and then, years later, both found love with other people and lived happily ever after, of a sorts, the legend of Karen O.’s breaking heart has been immortalized for all time in the form of the video for a song called, “Maps”.

As mentioned off of the top, this song and video had a massive impact; especially, on female singers, as the rest of the 2000s unfolded. There are countless numbers of women who watched what Karen O. tried to do with her song and the grace with which she pushed through with her performance, even though she was so disappointed and emotional, that she became a bit of a feminist icon as a result. The old, “You can’t count on a man to make your life worthwhile, you can only count on yourself” mantra became a rallying cry than manifested itself in the songs like, “Since You’ve Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson (which is about gaining personal strength by being rid of a guy who was dragging her down), in which, Clarkson samples the complete guitar riff used in “Maps” for her own song. On Beyonce’s “Lemonade” album (which was inspired by the infidelity of her husband, Jay-Z), she used the entire chorus from “Maps” in her song, “Hold Up”. In fact, the chorus of “Maps”, at only nine words in total, has become a popular phrase for lovers to have tattooed. The chorus reads:


They won’t love you like I love you.”

Public declarations of love for another tread a fine line between being cringe-worthy and being breathtakingly beautiful. When it comes to Karen O. and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Maps” places her squarely on the sympathetic side. That it didn’t work out but she persevered anyway just adds to the mythic nature of who Karen O. turned out to be. And, who she turned out to be is a singer and a wife and a writer and a dancer and an all-around good person who is living her best life, out of the spotlight, except for when the Yeah Yeah Yeahs tour, which they are still doing today.

So, without further delay, here is “Maps” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs. It is one of the most iconic videos in the last quarter century. If this is your first time watching it, just know in your heart that what you are watching was live and you are seeing it as it actually happened. In that light, the video is quite something. So, get ready. Here is “Maps”. Enjoy.

The link to the video for the song, “Maps” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, can be found here.

The link to the video for the history of the song and how influential it became, can be found here.

The link to the official website for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, can be found here.

Thanks, as always, to KEXP> for helping to inspire the writing of this post. I may not have ever come to know the story of this story, had it not been for its inclusion on your own countdown list. so, thanks. The link to their wonderful website can be found here.

The Top 500 Songs in Modern Music History: Song #454…Cheated Hearts by Yeah Yeah Yeahs (KEXP)

This list of songs is inspired by lists published by radio station KEXP-FM from Seattle in 2010, as well as the latest poll taken in 2021 by Rolling Stone Magazine. For the most part I will faithfully countdown from their lists, starting at Song #500 and going until I reach Song #1. When you see the song title listed as something like: Song #XXX (KEXP)….it means that I am working off of the official KEXP list. Song XXX (RS) means the song is coming from the Rolling Stone list. If I post the song title as being: Song #xxx (KTOM), it means I have gone rogue and am inserting a song choice from my own personal list of tunes I really like. In any case, you are going to get to hear a great song and learn the story behind it. Finally, just so everyone is aware, I am not a music critic nor a musician. I am a music fan and an armchair storyteller. Here is the story behind today’s song. Enjoy.

KEXP: The Top 500 Songs in Modern Music History.

Song #454: Cheated Hearts by Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

When the Punk Rock movement was in its heyday back in the late 1970s/early 80s, the biggest bands were The Sex Pistols, The Clash, Buzzcocks and so on. What was common among these groups, aside from snarling lips, angry songs, ripped clothing was the fact that most successful Punk bands were all-male. Arguably the moist successful band with a female at the helm was Siouxsie and the Banshees. Siouxsie Sioux (Sue-see Sue) and the Banshees debuted as a Punk band but, unlike many of their peers, they evolved in to other musical scenes over time. Siouxsie and the Banshees were as influential a band to those who liked Goth music or Alternative or Experimental music as they were to the Punk Rock scene. Because of the wide swath they cut through the musical landscape, Siouxsie Sioux became a role model for numerous girls when it came for them to decide to follow their own creative muse and form a band for themselves. One such young girl who saw herself when she watched Siouxsie Sioux was a girl from New York known as Karen O. Along with friends, Nick Zinner (guitar and keyboards) and Brian Chase (drums), they formed a band called The Yeah Yeah Yeahs. This band formed in 2000 and is still going strong today.

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are known as a one of a wave of bands that critics like to call Post Punk Revival bands. Essentially, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, along with bands that I have profiled already like The White Stripes, MGMT, Interpol and The Strokes, all took that punk aesthetic from the 70s and polished it, modernizing it to form a fresh new sound. The Post-Punk Revival bands weren’t fuelled by overt thoughts of anarchy but, they were emotive and often dealt with social commentary.

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs were the only one of these bands to feature a female lead singer. Like Siouxsie Sioux, Karen O. cuts a very artistic and creative figure on stage. She is very energetic and passionate about her performances. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have sold millions of records and have enjoyed many Top Ten hits. In fact, their most famous song “Maps” is one that we will see in almost a year from now when we reach the Top 100 songs of all time on this list. “Maps” has been sampled by everyone from Kelly Clarkson in her big hit, “Since You’ve Been Gone” to the Queen Bee herself, Beyonce, who lifted the entire chorus from “Maps” for one of her songs. When it comes to female role models, Siouxsie Sioux helped inspire Karen O. and now, it is Karen O. who inspires scores of young fans from all around the world.

In the video I will show today for a song called “Cheated Hearts”, you will see the extent of the impact that Karen O. and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have had on others. This video shows how fans today often choose to show their affection with their heroes. In this case, fans from all over the world have created a series of TikTok-like videos of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs performing this song; except, the fans dress as the band dresses and move as the band moves and, in essence, recreating the original band video in tribute form. Watching this video makes me realize how great of an impact our actions have on others. It is everything from students imitating me when they played “school” at recess, to children imitating their parents when they play “house” at home, to fans imitating their favourite bands and drawing inspiration from them to express themselves. It is a wonderful, empowering uplifting cycle of positivity and gratitude. *FYI: the real Yeah Yeah Yeahs are the 4th “band” to appear in the video. Karen O. is wearing a brightly coloured top and pink tights. As you will see, Karen O.’s influence cuts across all genders and sexual orientations and brings happiness and courage to them all.

If you have never heard The Yeah Yeah Yeahs before then, get ready. They are terrific and full of talent and energy. They make me smile. I will post a live video in the comments so you can get a better idea of who they actually are and how they look. This is “Cheated Hearts” by The Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Enjoy.

The link to the fan-created music video for “Cheated Hearts” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs can be found here. ***The lyrics version can be found here.

The link to the live performance video of “Cheated Hearts” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs can be found here.

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have a neat website that can be accessed by clicking on the link here.

Thanks to KEXP for helping to inspire the writing of this post. A link to their website can be found here.

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