The Pretenders are named after the 1956 song "The Great Pretender" by The Platters.
"Tenderness" by General Public was partly inspired by the outbreak of AIDS, which at the time was thought to be contagious.
One of the great "we're all going down" songs is "Ship Of Fools" by World Party, written when Margaret Thatcher was in power in England.
Eminem sampled a song by Labi Siffre on "My Name Is." Siffre, a gay activist, made Em take out some gay humor in the lyric before allowing it.
Lou Reed's 11-minute "Street Hassle" features a spoken part by Bruce Springsteen.
Dan Tyminski, the singer on Avicii's "Hey Brother" is the same guy who sang lead vocal on "A Man Of Constant Sorrow" in the movie O’ Brother, Where Art Thou.
Pool balls, magpies and thorns without roses - how well do you know your Tom Waits lyrics?
An interview with Frankie Valli, who talks about why his songs - both solo and with The Four Seasons - have endured, and reflects on his time as Rusty Millio on The Sopranos.
Bridesmaids, Reservoir Dogs, Willy Wonka - just a few of the flicks where characters discuss specific songs, sometimes as a prelude to murder.
A selection of songs made to be terrible - some clearly achieved that goal.
The top Contemporary Christian artist of all time on song inspirations and what she learned from Johnny Carson.
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