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The Musical Impact Of Volkswagen Commercials

The ads that reintroduced Nick Drake, revived "Mr. Roboto," and angered Trent Reznor

Kevin Barnes of Of Montreal

Stories behind their classic tracks and songs from their new album

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!

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

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Helter Skelter by The Beatles

The first version of The Beatles "Helter Skelter" was a 27 minute jam, so you can imagine what Ringo was going through pounding away all that time. To convince the guys that he needed a break, he screamed, "I've got blisters on my fingers!" This was included on the fadeout.

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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 popular at Halloween

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Emmylou Harris

She thinks of herself as a "song interpreter," but back in the '80s another country star convinced Emmylou to take a crack at songwriting.

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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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Was "Ring Of Fire" really used to sell hemorrhoid cream?

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