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Tim McIlrath of Rise Against

Tim McIlrath of Rise Against

The meanings behind some of the band's biggest songs and a few new ones

The Most Religious Hit Songs

The Most Religious Hit Songs

The most overtly religious songs to hit the pop charts

John Gourley of Portugal. The Man

John Gourley of Portugal. The Man

On "Feel It Still": the lyric, the riff, and the video

Jessie Jo Dillon

Jessie Jo Dillon

The Nashville hitmaker shares the stories behind her biggest co-writes, including "10,000 Hours"

Steve Cropper

Steve Cropper

On "In the Midnight Hour," The Blues Brothers, and his new album

Elizabeth And The Catapult

Elizabeth And The Catapult

On her Berklee days with St. Vincent and Esperanza Spalding, her Harry Nilsson homage, and her new album

Daniel Lanois

Daniel Lanois

The inside stories of songs he produced for U2, Peter Gabriel, and Bob Dylan

Songfacts Spotlight

Ain't No Sunshine by Bill Withers

"Ain't No Sunshine" by Bill Withers was inspired by the Jack Lemmon movie Days of Wine and Roses.

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D'Angelo

D'Angelo

Bringing a fresh mix of classic soul and modern R&B, D'Angelo's debut album, Brown Sugar, inspired a new genre: neo soul.

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Songs produced by Todd Rundgren

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Tommy James

Tommy James

"Mony Mony." "Crimson and Clover." "Draggin' The Line." The hits kept coming for Tommy James, and in a plot line fit for a movie, his record company was controlled by the mafia.

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Denmark Street, London

Denmark Street, London
Denmark Street by The Kinks

Denmark Street, London's Tin Pan Alley, was the hottest place in the music biz in its day. This song takes you on a walk around.

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Motley Crue

Motley Crue

Was Dr. Feelgood a dentist? Did the "Crüecifixion" really happen?

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