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Black Francis of Pixies

On "Smells Like Teen Spirit," the Pixies' hidden gem, and the songs that intrigue him

Buffy Sainte-Marie

A classic interview with the "Universal Soldier" songwriter and Sesame Street star

Songs about specific musicians

Joni Mitchell, Foo Fighters and Led Zeppelin are on this list

Cindy Wilson of The B-52s

On the "Love Shack" location, songwriting dynamics in the band, and her personal favorites

Biblical Figures in Song Lyrics

How do biblical figures in songs compare with what's written in the Bible?

Jon Langford of Mekons

How the band has adapted since forming as a musically naive antidote to The Clash in 1977

Interview: Bonnie Mckee

On the hidden meaning of "Dynamite" and the five #1s she wrote with Katy Perry

Songfacts Spotlight

Iris by The Goo Goo Dolls

The Goo Goo Dolls got the title for their song "Iris" from a Country singer named Iris DeMent.

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Fall Out Boy

The Chicago-based band's debut album, Take This To Your Grave, was hailed as a pop-punk masterpiece, but it was the foursome's sophomore release, From Under the Cork Tree, that brought them mainstream success in 2005. Joining an emo-infused, pop-punk landscape that included Good Charlotte and All American Rejects, they hit the charts with the lead single "Sugar We're Going Down."

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Songs with items of clothing in the title

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From the Vaults

Corey Hart

The Canadian superstar talks about his sudden rise to fame, and tells the stories behind his hits "Sunglasses At Night," "Boy In The Box" and "Never Surrender."

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Atlantic City, New Jersey

Miss America by Styx

Styx take a scathing look at the Miss America pageant and the city that hosts it, Atlantic City.

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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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