Album: The Wonderful World of Sam Cooke
Producer: Sam Cooke

Ninety percent of Sam Cooke songs are about love in one form or another, which means the legendary singer had to constantly come up with creative ways to get the message across. For “Wonderful World,” which was famously featured in the classic flick Animal House, Cooke cleverly tied academia into his profession of love for a woman. While Cooke openly admitted that he wasn’t a great student, he did suggest that hitting the books harder would’ve made it much easier for him to get the lady he wanted. The lesson here is quite simple, fellas: Study up!