I Know That Song! The One From One of The World's Greatest Mumblers


Today’s song is from 1983 by a song by Canadian rock musician. In a 1988 interview, he explained the unusual way he came up with the title for the song:

"I think that I'm one of the world's best mumblers, I can mumble some of the best lyrics...[today’s song title] which was just literally a mumble. We looked at each other, rolled the tape back, and it sounded like [song title] so we started singing that.”

Today’s singer has an impressive trophy case to show off. He has been nominated for 17 Grammy Awards, three of which he won, all for his soundtrack work on the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. 

He also has one American Music Award (nominated three times), 18 Juno Awards (nominated fifty-five times), one MTV Video Music Award (nominated ten times), and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010.

This singer bought his first electric guitar at the age of 12 and he left school to play in a group called "Shock" and used the funds his parents had saved for his college education to buy an Estey grand piano to tinker with. At the age of 15, he became the vocalist for a pub band Sweeney Todd.

At one point he even sold pet food and dishwashers, which paid the rent. He got into different sounds like CCR and Deep Purple, and attended concerts by Led Zeppelin, T-Rex, Elton John and Tina Turner.. 

For today’s song, this Canadian rock legend decided to go with a simple "na-na-na" backing chorus, he was intentionally invoking songs like The Beatles' "Hey Jude," and Journey's "Lovin, Touchin, Squeezin."