Probably Campbell’s best-loved song, Wichita Lineman was another Jimmy Webb collaboration. Over sweeping strings reminiscent of those on By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Campbell assumes the character of a solitary telephone repairman working on a line in a dustbowl town. "And I need you more than want you, and I want you for all time," he sings. It’s a heart-stopping song about love, loneliness and the importance of well-maintained rural telecommunications systems.
If there ever was a queen of the Twee movement – that hipster aesthetic that started in the Noughties and celebrates all things vintage, whimsical, craft-based and innocent – then it was Leslie Feist. The Canadian singer’s 2007 song 1234, with its kooky banjo-flecked arrangement and childlike lyrics, was even used by Apple in an iPad nano advert, which both perfectly dates it and tells you all you need to know about the generation-defining qualities the song was deemed to contain.
Ed Sheeran’s third album sold a million copies in the UK alone within 16 days of its March release. All sixteen of the album’s songs entered the UK Top 20 singles chart, and Divide reached number one in 14 countries including the US. Musically, the Suffolk singer’s trademark mixture of looped beats, rapping and singalong choruses are present, though there are excursions into African and Irish traditions.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".