The Austin Powers theme is "Soul Bossa Nova," written by Quincy Jones in 1962 - the same year the first James Bond movie was released.
When "Nothin' On You" reached #1 on the Hot 100, B.o.B became the first American act whose name is a palindrome to top the chart. The other two who did so prior to the Atlanta rapper were both Scandinavian groups - ABBA and A-Ha.
"One Week" by Barenaked Ladies was a #1 hit in America - for exactly one week in 1998.
Elton John's #1 hit "Island Girl" is about a prostitute.
"I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues" by Elton John was written for the sister of actress Rene Russo. Bernie Taupin, who wrote the lyrics, was married to Rene's sister, Toni.
Ed Sheeran thought he wrote the x track "Photograph" on 6th Street in Denver, so he got a tattoo saying 6 ST. But when he returned it turned out the street was actually 6th Avenue.
Charlotte was established in the LA punk scene when a freaky girl named Belinda approached her wearing a garbage bag.
Fiona's highly-anticipated third album almost didn't make it. Here's how it finally came together after two years and a leak.
The country sweetheart opines about the demands of touring and talks about writing songs with her famous father.
When you free your mind, your ass may follow, but you have to make sure someone else doesn't program it while it's wide open.
Chris tells the story of "Wicked Game," talks milkshakes and moonpies at Sun Records, and explains why women always get their way.
Long before Eminem, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj created alternate personas, David Bowie, Bono, Joni Mitchell and even Hank Williams took on characters.
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