Anita Ward hiding behind a music stand. By Oddball Times

Behind The Lyrics: Ring My Bell By Anita Ward

Did you know that Anita Ward's disco hit "Ring My Bell" is incorrectly titled? If you listen closely, you'll realise that this song is from the perspective of a sexually frustrated Bell Telephone Company operator. Upon receiving a call, the operator begins to flirt with her customer: “I'm glad you're home, now did you really … Continue reading Behind The Lyrics: Ring My Bell By Anita Ward

Jonas Blue and Tiesto hiding behind a music stand. By Oddball Times

Behind The Lyrics: Ritual By Tiësto, Jonas Blue And Rita Ora

The song “Ritual” isn't about a ritual at all, no, it's all about how a relationship can be paradoxically both fulfilling and demanding or rewarding and punishing. The writers chose wool to be the metaphor for love (and your lover) because it's both warming and irritating. Just listen to the chorus once more, Rita Ora … Continue reading Behind The Lyrics: Ritual By Tiësto, Jonas Blue And Rita Ora

Elton John and Bernie Taupin hiding behind a music stand. By Oddball Times

Behind The Lyrics: Tiny Dancer By Elton John

This week in our ever-popular Behind The Lyrics segment is Elton John's song "Tiny Dancer" from his 1971 album Madman Across The Water. The '70s were of course a time for drug taking and music making and the genesis of this song isn't any different. Everybody knows that cocaine was Elton John's favourite substance back … Continue reading Behind The Lyrics: Tiny Dancer By Elton John

YXNG Bane hiding behind a music stand. By Oddball Times

Behind The Lyrics: Needed Time By YXNG Bane

“Needed Time” is a very unique song by R&B singer YXNG Bane. The song, which is an ode to all things doughy, is from the perspective of a pâtissier. If you've ever baked yourself, you'll know that sometimes your cake batter can split and YXNG Bane tackles this subject without any fear. The track features … Continue reading Behind The Lyrics: Needed Time By YXNG Bane

Kodak Black hiding behind a music stand. By Oddball Times

Behind The Lyrics: ZEZE By Kodak Black

In Kodak Black's latest track featuring Travis Scott and Offset, he reveals that he enjoys comic books, that he's had sex with comedian and presenter Stephen Fry, that he's a fan of comedian Peter Kay, plus he watches Indian satellite channels and he may even be Jewish! (at least that's we think he's saying). But … Continue reading Behind The Lyrics: ZEZE By Kodak Black