"Walking on a Thin Line" by Huey Lewis and the News is about an American soldier who is trained as a sniper in the Vietnam War. It was written for a documentary on the war.
When Adele needed to cry during the filming of the video for "Hello" she played Labrinth's 2014 single "Jealous." "You could play it at my kid's birthday and I'd burst into tears," she said.
Celine Dion's 1998 festive tune "The Magic of Christmas Day (God Bless Us Everyone)" came from an unlikely source. It was penned by Dee Snider of the heavy metal band Twisted Sister.
"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" by Taylor Swift earned an entry in the 2014 edition of the Guinness Book of Records for the fastest-selling digital single. It reached the #1 spot on iTunes just 50 minutes after its release.
"London Calling" by The Clash was written amid widespread fears that the Thames River was going to flood the city.
Michael Jackson's first #1 solo hit, "Ben," is about a pet rat.
John tells the "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" story and explains why he disappeared for so long.
The Jayhawks' song "Big Star" has special meaning to Gary, who explains how longevity and inspiration have trumped adulation.
Many unusual folks appear in Grateful Dead songs. Can you identify them?
An original member of Depeche Mode, Vince went on to form Erasure and Yaz.
A band so baffling, even their names were contrived. Check your score in the Ramones version of Fact or Fiction.
Rock Stars - especially those in the metal realm - are often enlisted for horror movies. See if you know can match the rocker to the role.
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