Last night Mike and I went out for dinner and Maroon 5's catchy "Moves like Jagger"
came on the house stereo. That started a conversation about rock stardom and the concept of being a rock star. He told me that it never fails that at least once a year he had to explain to a student or two that no matter how awesome a rapper was, or how hard they managed to party, they still wanted to "party like a rock star". Even Lil Wayne, deep down, wanted to be Mic Jagger. In recent years, no single artist has been banned from an entire chain of hotels, nor have there been rumors of trying to remodel one's hotel room with a chainsaw. No one has managed to drive a Ferrari into a hotel swimming pool, no one has made national news with their rock star party attitude.
Even rock stars want to be rock stars. Since the beginning of rock stardom, artists and bands have sung songs hoping that simply singing about their love of the rock star lifestyle would help them catapult into the upper stratosphere of the music world. When I was young, I remember my dad playing Dr. Hook's "Cover of the Rolling Stone"
Then, as the years go on and the rocking becomes harder - the hair bands get into it and Twisted Sister throws their hat into the ring with "I wanna rock".
And my final entry in the "I want to be a rock star" category - is actually Nickelback's song "Rockstar"
Ok, so, honestly, this post was about as useless as they come... but I think it's just funny how we all think of "rock stars" - and how even the rock stars want to be bigger than they are. So - does any one else know of any "I want to be a rock star" songs? If I get enough, I'm defiantly making a playlist!