The Flaming Lips' "Do You Realize??" was named in March 2009 the official Rock Song of Oklahoma. Four years later, Oklahoma's governor Mary Fallin pulled the tune as the state's official rock song in a move her office said had more to do with priorities than musical taste.
Donna Summer's "Bad Girls" is about prostitutes, but it was still used in the movie Rugrats In Paris.
Lionel Richie hosted the American Music Awards the night he recorded "We Are The World."
Ronnie Spector nailed the vocal for The Ronettes song "(Walking) In the Rain" on the first take -- unheard of in the perfectionist producer Phil Spector's world.
The first line of "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" is "It was the 3rd of September," which is the day lead singer Dennis Edwards' father died.
When "Turn On The Radio" topped the January 1, 2011 country chart, Reba McEntire became the first female solo act to have a #1 hit in four straight decades.
A song he wrote and recorded from "sheer spiritual inspiration," Allen's didn't think "Southern Nights" had hit potential until Glen Campbell took it to #1 two years later.
Not everyone can be a superhero, but that hasn't stopped generations of musicians from trying to be Superman.
The Evanescence frontwoman on the songs that have shifted meaning and her foray into kids' music.
Armed with a childhood spent devouring books, Mike Scott's heart was stolen by the punk rock scene of 1977. Not surprisingly, he would go on to become the most literate of rockers.
"When seeds that you sow grow by the wicked moon/Be sure your sins will find you out/Your past will hunt you down and turn to tell on you."
The renown rock singer talks about "The House of the Rising Sun" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood."
Dayle, if you're a certain age (see "OLD":)) and heard the extended versions of songs, typically that's what you prefer but if you don't have a history with the Extended Version, you'll probably prefer the shorter version(s). Extended versions normally just have the verses repeated slightly different than the initial verses, with a little more instrument breaks. Backintheday, the extended version were what was used in the "Da Clubs", "Discos", and "Street and House Parties. I am that certain age (see "OLD") so I only buy extended versions.