Life is about accountability. Everyone must take responsibility for their words and actions... except if they're musicians. Those guys take liberties with the truth in the name of creativity and make us look stupid for believing them in the process. We cannot abide this double standard.
In an effort to hold these musicians accountable, we've contacted experts in various fields to fact-check these song lyrics. Finally, musicians will be responsible.
# 1. Excerpt from You Saved the Best For Last by Vanessa Williams
NASA Astronomer Stan Odenfeld:
(Stan Odenfeld enters stage)
"The Moon orbits the Earth and the Earth revolves around the sun. The closest point at which this could occur would be during a lunar eclipse which is an anomaly of sorts. Still, the notion of the sun "going 'round" the moon is preposterous. I played this lyric for my son's slow friend and he laughed saying even he thought Vanessa Williams was an idiot."
# 2. Excerpt from We Built This City (on Rock and Roll) by Starship
"We built this city on rock and roll."
Chief Engineer and City Planner Bob Strenfield
(Bob Strenfield enters stage)
"Typically, cities comprise 10,000 inhabitants. When building a city, one needs the following: 19 tons of wet cement, 4.5 tons of steels, three to four separate construction crews comprising 20-30 highly skilled workers, a clear plan for sanitation, plumbing, electricity, and water pipes. You also need approval from the state and local governments. A city built solely on Rock and Roll would not be able to adequately provide for its inhabitants. A statement like that is not only erroneous, but dangerous."
# 3. Excerpt from What's Love (Got to Do With It)? By Tina Turner
"Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?"
Dr. Stephen Weisfeldt, Chief Cardiologist, Mayo Clinic
(Stephen Weisfeidt enters stage)
"You need a heart to live."