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Muhammad Ali's Musical Legacy

Ali, born this day in 1942, recorded and inspired a number of songs

Literature In Lyrics: Lolita

The Police, Spandau Ballet and Lana Del Rey all reference the controversial novel

Neil Peart of Rush - Craftsmanship Speaks

The second part of this classic interview focuses on how Peart writes lyrics

Top 10 Songfacts of 2019

Our most-viewed entries include a Aussie upstart, a superstar duet, and a relentless kiddie tune

Buck Dharma of Blue Öyster Cult

On "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" and MORE COWBELL!

Literature In Lyrics: The Stand

Anthrax, Metallica and ABBA all reference the Stephen King classic

Bands Named After Real People (Who Aren't In The Band)

How a gym teacher, a janitor, and a piano tuner became part of some very famous band names

Qveen Herby (Amy Noonan, ex-Karmin)

On her journey from wholesome hitmaker with Karmin to saucy rapper Qveen Herby

Songfacts Spotlight

Hound Dog by Elvis Presley

The songwriting team Leiber and Stoller wrote "Hound Dog" for a blues singer named Big Mama Thronton, who first recorded the song in 1953. Elvis covered it in 1956, and it became his biggest hit.

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Tove Lo

Tove Lo cut her musical teeth co-writing songs for the likes of Victoria Justice, Girls Aloud and Icona Pop before achieving a solo breakthrough with her 2013 tune "Habits (Stay High)."

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Songs inspired by athletes, teams or sporting events

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Todd Rundgren

Todd Rundgren explains why he avoids "Hello It's Me," and what it was like producing Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell album.

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Galway Bay, Ireland

Galway Bay by Doctor Arthur Colahan

Bing Crosby's classic ode to the Emerald Isle.

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Fact or Fiction

Elton John

Does he have beef with Gaga? Is he Sean Lennon's godfather? See if you can tell fact from fiction in the Elton John edition.

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