Calvin Harris' "Blame" was the first ever song to break ten million streams in a week on Spotify. The record was set during the seven days of September 8 to September 14 2014.
Buddy Holly got the title for his hit song "That'll Be The Day" from a phrase John Wayne said in his movie "The Searchers.
The French part in Talking Heads' "Psycho Killer" explains that the killer is going after a girl, like Norman Bates in the movie Psycho.
Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" received more airplay during the 2000s than any other song in the UK.
"London Calling" by The Clash was written amid widespread fears that the Thames River was going to flood the city.
"All Star" was written as a confidence builder for fans who were bullied for liking Smash Mouth.
Shears does very little promotion, which has kept him secluded from the spotlight. What changed when Cyndi Lauper had a hit with his song? Not much, really.
Lyrics don't always follow the rules of grammar. Can you spot the ones that don't?
Pool balls, magpies and thorns without roses - how well do you know your Tom Waits lyrics?
The author of Help! 100 Songwriting, Recording And Career Tips Used By The Beatles, explains how the group crafted their choruses so effectively.
Roger tells the stories behind some of his biggest hits, including "Give a Little Bit," "Take the Long Way Home" and "The Logical Song."
For songwriters, Johnny represents the American man. He has been angry, cool, magic, a rebel and, of course, marching home.
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