I Know That Song! The One Named "Best of 2014"

Every weekday morning at 7:10 we go digging for fun facts you might not know about songs that you love. I Know That Song! today is about a Top 5 from 2014. This band wanted to capture an '80s pop/rock vibe and often took breaks to listen to classic tunes from the era, namely Pat Benatar's "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," Tina Turner's "What's Love Got To Do With It," The Cars' "Just What I Needed," and Rick Springfield's "Jessie's Girl." 

Another homage you might notice in the video are the graphics similar to those used in the opening of Saved by the Bell (1989–93) that take over the screen. 

And The Cars' influence where it is particularly evident in the third - and longest - instrumental break, which features a synth solo.) Many critics praised the hooks and catchy vocal style in this song. One critic named it the top song of 2014, writing that "there isn't a song that's been as catchy or as good released in a long time".

The song peaked at number one on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart and It eventually peaked at number 4 on the chart in the Billboard Hot 100. The song broke the record for the longest reign atop Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart at 27 consecutive weeks, a spot now held by Panic at the Disco's "High Hopes”

If you happened to watch Ghostbusters (the 2016 remake) this weekend you heard these guys doing their version of the Ray Parker Jr. classic. 

The song originated when this lead singer was at a Los Angeles dance club and started complaining when it was taking forever to get drinks at the bar, a girl came up to him and said, "Just shut up and dance with me!'" He took her up on the offer and the two hit it off. He says the song is not so much about his personal experience, but about living in the moment.

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