The comedian Steve Martin had a hit in 1978 with "King Tut." The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, who Martin would open for on tour, were his backing band on the song.
Paul McCartney based the "Eleanor Rigby" story on old ladies he met at his housing estate. He saw how sometimes when they died, nobody really noticed.
Mariah Carey and P. Diddy show up in the Mary J. Blige "No More Drama" video, since they were going through Shakespeare-level drama.
The B-52's picked chose the location of their song "Private Idaho" because the state had a reputation for being wacky and mysterious. The title was a play on the phrase "Private Eye."
Neil Young later apologized for "Southern Man," calling it "accusatory and condescending" in its portrayal of the American South.
"I Got You Babe" makes Sonny Bono the only person to perform on a #1 hit and also get elected to congress.
A selection of songs made to be terrible - some clearly achieved that goal.
Despite appearances on Carson, Leno and a Pennebaker film, Williams remains a hidden treasure.
Rockers, rappers and pop stars have been known to quote the Bible in their songs. See if you match the artist to the biblical lyric.
Even before Soundgarden wrote a song about him, Artis was the most famous spoon player of all time. So why has he always been broke?
How the American gangsta rappers made history by getting banned in the UK.
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