THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
384-Cat Stevens-Matthew and Son.
1967-Number 2 single.
Best Bit-At 2.24.A lot of people have said that the songs verse sounds similar to the Tears For Fears 1982 song Mad World.Cat Stevens made a reference to this at a concert in 2016 while playing Matthew and Son,inserting the lyrics,’I think it’s kind of funny,I think it’s kind of strange,yes I think it’s kind of funny,that this sounds the same!’
According to Stevens the song took it’s name from Henry Matthews whom Stevens had bought a suit from.Stevens also commented ‘I had a girlfriend and she was working for this big firm and I didn’t like the way that she had to spend so much of her time working.’
Cat Stevens was born Steven Georgiou,his stage name Cat came from a girlfriend who said he had eyes like a cat.In December 1977 Stevens converted to Islam and adopted the name Yusuf Islam,leaving his musical career in order to devote himself to causes in the Muslim community.He returned to Pop Music in 2006 releasing his first Album in 26 years entitled ‘An Other Cup.’
‘There’s a five minute break and that’s all you take for a cup of cold coffee and a piece of cake.’
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