"Burning Down The House" by Talking Heads was inspired by chant band members heard at a P-Funk show where the crowd yelled, "burn down the house... burn down the house."
The Dixie Chicks got their name from the Little Feat song "Dixie Chicken." In 2020 they became "The Chicks" because Dixie refers to the American South in times of slavery.
"Tammy" by Debbie Reynolds was the only US #1 single by a female act between July 1956 and February 1958.
"The Cave" by Mumford & Sons is based on the philosophy of Plato and his work called "Allegory of the Cave."
Bono wrote "Sweetest Thing" for his wife to make up for working on her birthday.
"Peter Gunn" was the first TV theme to hit the Hot 100.
Does Angus really drink himself silly? Did their name come from a sewing machine? See if you can spot the real stories about AC/DC.
Songs where something goes horribly wrong (literally or metaphorically), and help is needed right away.
When she released her first album in 1988, Tanita became a UK singing sensation at age 19. She talks about her darkly sensual voice and quirky songwriting style.
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Is Owl City on a quest for another hit like "Fireflies?" Adam answers that question and explains the influences behind many others.
A top session musician, Carol played on hundreds of hits by The Beach Boys, The Monkees, Frank Sinatra and many others.
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