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Top 10 Songs

#1 Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley

#2 He's Alive - Don Francisco

#3 Hotel California - Eagles

#4 Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People

#5 The Hostess With The Mostes' On The Ball - Ethel Merman

#6 Edelweiss - Cast of The Sound of Music

#7 Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin

#8 American Pie - Don McLean

#9 Hey Brother - Avicii

#10 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

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Easter Songs

Easter Songs What do Fred Astaire and Megadeth have in common? Easter songs.

List of Easter Songs

Music of The Walking Dead

Music of The Walking Dead What's a zombie apocalypse without music? See what you know about the tunes you hear on The Walking Dead.

Walking Dead Music Quiz

Fact or Fiction: Prince

Fact or Fiction: Prince Prince is shrouded in mystery, making him an excellent candidate for Fact or Fiction. Is he really a Scientologist? Does he own an exotic animal?
Prince Fact or Fiction

Fact or Fiction: Blind Melon

Fact or Fiction: Blind Melon Was Shannon Hoon a hippie? Did they appear naked in Rolling Stone? Take this quiz from the man who wrote the book on Blind Melon.
Blind Melon Fact or Fiction

Who's Johnny, And Why Does He Show Up In So Many Songs

Who's Johnny, And Why Does He Show Up In So Many Songs For songwriters, Johnny represents the American man. He has been angry, cool, magic, a rebel and, of course, marching home.
Who's Johnny?

Lyric Quiz: 1997

Lyric Quiz: 1997 Girl Power, Swedish Pop and the last days of Grunge. Match the lyric to the song from 1997.
Lyric Quiz: 1997

Fact or Fiction: Metallica

Fact or Fiction: Metallica Beef with Bon Jovi? An unfortunate Spandex period? See if you can spot the true stories.

Metallica version of Fact or Fiction

Match The Rock Star To The Horror Movie

Match The Rock Star To The Horror Movie Can you guess the metal lord who played a righteous preacher in a 1986 slasher? How about the foster parent in Freddy's Dead? Check out this new music quiz.
Rock Stars of Horror

Facebook, Bromance and Email - The First Songs To Use New Words

Facebook, Bromance and Email - The First Songs To Use New Words Do you remember the first time you heard "email" in a song? How about "hater" or "Facebook"? Here are the songs where they first showed up.

First Words in Songs

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They're Playing My Song: "Windy"

They're Playing My Song: "Windy"

The #1 hit for The Association was written by Ruthann Friedman, a young singer/songwriter living at David Crosby's house. She wrote it as more of a Blues and hates those "ba-ba-da-ba" backing vocals, but the song paid her rent and then some. She only recently ascertained what the song is really about. » The "Windy" Story

Kim Thayil of Soundgarden

Kim Thayil of Soundgarden

Their frontman (Chris Cornell) started out as their drummer, and all four members write on guitar. This makes for a unique approach when it comes to songwriting, which Kim breaks down for us. He also covers one of their biggest compositional challenges: writing lyrics for passages with odd time signatures. » Kim Thayil interview

Aaron Beam of Red Fang

Aaron Beam of Red Fang

LARPing and beer finally together! Aaron takes us behind the scenes of their "Prehistoric Dog" video, which has racked up over a million views.

» Aaron Beam interview

Chris Squire of Yes

Chris Squire of Yes

One of the most dynamic bass player/songwriters of his time, Chris is the only member of Yes who has been with the band since they formed in 1968.

» Chris Squire interview

Martin Page

Martin Page

With Bernie Taupin, Martin co-wrote the #1 hits "We Built This City" and "These Dreams." After writing the Pretty Woman song for Go West, he had his own hit with "In the House of Stone and Light."

» Martin Page interview

Matt Sorum

Matt Sorum

Matt was a session drummer and bandmate of Tori Amos before joining Guns N' Roses on drums. He helped bring an orchestral sound to the band, best heard on "November Rain," which got some musical inspiration from an Elton John song.
» Matt Sorum interview

Buzz Osborne of the Melvins

Buzz Osborne of the Melvins

The Melvins frontman offers sage words on "inherently lazy" musicians, how drugs and alcohol affect the craft, and why his band has survived for 19 albums.

» Buzz Osborne interview

Rhonda Vincent

Rhonda Vincent

When stars like Keith Urban, Dolly Parton and Alan Jackson need Bluegrass, they call Rhonda, who has racked up enough accolades to earn the "Queen of Bluegrass" title.
» Rhonda Vincent interview

Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth

Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth

Lee told us how he comes up with those distinctive guitar tunings you hear on his solo endeavors and his songs with Sonic Youth. We also talked songwriting strategy: how it works in the band and why he takes a different approach on his own.
» Lee Ranaldo interview

Kodaline

Kodaline

With a recent appearance on American Idol and songs like "High Hopes" and "All I Want" finding an audience outside of their native Ireland, Kodaline is on the precipice of stardom - and they have a plan to deal with it.

» Vinny May of Kodaline

Joe Grushecky

Joe Grushecky

What was Bruce Springsteen up to in the mid-'90s? Touring and co-writing with Joe, and producing the Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers album American Babylon.

» Joe Grushecky interview

The "Seasons in the Sun" Story

The "Seasons in the Sun" Story

Still the biggest-selling single by a Canadian artist, "Seasons in the Sun" became Terry Jacks' label. To escape it, he gave up music and became an environmental activist. Terry told us the story.

» The "Seasons in the Sun" Story

Rosanne Cash

Rosanne Cash

"Dylan never says, 'when I wrote,' he always says 'when it was written.'"

Rosanne believes the songs are out there - it's just a matter of finding them.
» Rosanne Cash interview

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