The electronic instruments in "Atomic Dog" represent the coming computer age, which is balanced by the instinctual dog, who barks and pants throughout the song.
When Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse's version of "Body and Soul" made the Hot 100, Bennett became at age 85, the oldest living artist to chart.
Rapper Memphis Bleek's 2005 album track "The One" is notable for featuring a then-unknown Rihanna on the hook. It was the Barbadian singer's first-ever major-label appearance.
A problem with his eyes gave Jackson Browne the idea for "Doctor My Eyes," which became a song about a man whose mental health suffers when he sees the world for what it really is.
Vegetarian Fred Schneider of the B-52's got the idea for "Rock Lobster" at an Atlanta disco when a projector displayed images of lobsters on a grill.
"November Rain" by Guns N' Roses has a literary influence: The lyric is based on a story called Without You by Del James.
What happens when Kurt Cobain, Iron Maiden and Johnny Lydon are told to lip-synch? Some hilarious "performances."
Phone booths are nearly extinct, but they provided storylines for some of the most profound songs of the pre-cell phone era.
These Three famous songs actually describe how they were written - late into the evening.
David talks about videos he made for Prince, Alabama, Big & Rich, Sheryl Crow, DMB, Melissa Etheridge and Sisters of Mercy.
It started with a bouncy MTV classic. Nirvana and MCR made them scary, then Gwen, Avril and Madonna put on the pom poms.
Evelyn McDonnell, editor of the book Women Who Rock, on why the Supremes are just as important as Bob Dylan.
One month later on January 16th, 1961 the theme song entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and on March 20th, 1961 it peaked at #4 (for 1 week) and spent 15 weeks on the Top 100 (with five of those weeks in the Top 10)...
Ms. Francis recorded the song in six different languages; German, French, Japanese, Italian, Neapolitan, and Spanish. And as a result it reached #1 in fifteen countries...
The record's B-side, "No One", also charted, it peaked at #34 on February 27th, 1961 and stayed on the Top 100 for 8 weeks...
Ms. Francis, born Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero, celebrated her 75th birthday sixteen days ago on December 12th.
Connie also "pulls an emotional sound with her voice....(wonderful)
In a separate entry, I agree with Mark from Ohio that "Boys" is one of the finest movie vocals ever made. It is absolutely beautiful and convincing. -- Dre