Moby says that "We Are All Made Of Stars" is scientifically accurate, since all matter originates from stardust.
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.
Lyrically, Elvis Costello's "Watching The Detectives" was inspired by American detective shows; musically, it was inspired by The Clash.
"Just Dance" was Lady Gaga's first hit, and it also brought the techno-synth sound that had been popular in Europe for the previous decade to the United States.
Paula Abdul's "Forever Your Girl" was written by Oliver Leiber, who despite being the son of Jerry Leiber from Leiber & Stoller, was an unknown songwriter.
Radiohead's "Paraonid Android" was written after a confrontation in a Los Angeles bar with an irate woman.
Inspired by his dear friend, "Seasons in the Sun" paid for Terry's boat, which led him away from music and into a battle with Canadian paper mills.
Before he was the champ, Ali released an album called I Am The Greatest!, but his musical influence is best heard in the songs he inspired.
U2, Carly Simon, Joanna Newsom, Brian Wilson and Fiona Apple have all gone to Van Dyke Parks to make their songs exceptional.
One of the first successful female singer-songwriters, Janis had her first hit in 1967 at age 15.
Doubt led to drive for Francis, who still isn't sure why one of Status Quo's biggest hits is so beloved.
Richie talks about the impact of "Amazed," and how his 4-year-old son inspired another Lonestar hit.
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