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April Fools

April Fools!

No joke, it’s April 1! The origins of April Fools Day date back to medieval times, and the yearly celebration of hoaxes and pranks spawns good natured humor on a worldwide scale. In honor of April Fool’s Day, we give you five great songs about fools. 1. Fool in the Rain – Led Zeppelin Robert Plant and John Paul Jones wrote the samba beat for this 1979 Zeppelin jam after watching the 1978 World Cup tournament in Argentina. The song tells the story of a man waiting for the woman he loves on a street corner. He grows disconsolate as he stands in the rain, thinking she she’s stood him up, before realizing that he’s “just a fool waiting on the wrong block.” 2. Why Do Fools Fall in Love – Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers Singer Frankie Lymon was 13 years old when he recorded this 1956 R&B hit. The song has since been covered by Diana Ross and Joni Mitchell, who managed the same falsetto as the young crooner Lymon did. 3. Lovefool – The Cardigans The 1996 pop hit by Swedish act The Cardigans was featured on the soundtrack for Baz Luhrman’s remake of Romeo and Juliet, in which doomed lovers Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes showed audiences how foolish, and tragic, love can really be. 4. Chain of Fools – Aretha Franklin This 1967 hit won Aretha Franklin the Grammy Award for Best Female R&B performance and is listed at #249 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and that’s no joke. 5. The Fool on the Hill – The Beatles This hit appears on the Beatles’ 1967 Magical Mystery Tour album. Paul McCartney wrote the song on a piano at his father’s house after seeing a mysterious man appear to him while he and a friend were walking on London’s Primrose Hill. Be sure to check out: The String Quartet Tribute to Led Zeppelin Available now at iTunes and Amazon The String Quartet Tribute to The Beatles Available now at iTunes and Amazon

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