The title of Florence + the Machine's "How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful" was inspired by the Los Angeles skyline.
The video for Brad Paisley's "Online" is a mini-Seinfeld reunion, featuring Jason Alexander, Estelle Harris, and Patrick Warburton.
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" is an English version of a Zulu hunting song from the 1930s.
"Peter Gunn" was the first TV theme to hit the Hot 100.
Mike Campbell from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers played the slide guitar on "Sixth Avenue Heartache." There is a connection here - Wallflowers lead singer Jakob's dad, Bob Dylan, played with Tom Petty in The Traveling Wilburys.
In 1979, Madonna was a dancer on Patrick Hernandez' tour, where she boogied to his hit "Born To Be Alive."
If the name Citizen Dick means anything to you, there's a chance you'll get some of these right.
These Three famous songs actually describe how they were written - late into the evening.
How did The Edge get his name? Did they name a song after a Tolkien book? And who is "Angel of Harlem" about?
Kooper produced Lynyrd Skynyrd, played with Dylan and the Stones, and formed BS&T.
Toto's keyboard player explains the true meaning of "Africa" and talks about working on the Thriller album.
Is "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" about Vietnam? Was John Fogerty really born on a Bayou? It's the CCR edition of Fact or Fiction.
Outfit asside, Taco looks just like Frankenfurter from RHPS in this video.
Roland Colerus - Taco's manager
Charlie Muller Bronx NY.
Right after he's done singing, you can hear:
Always (yes, the same Always that Patsy Cline did)
Alexander's Ragtime Band
There's No Business Like Show Business
then the "Gotta Dance" is from Singin' In the Rain (Broadway Rhythm Medley), but Irving Berlin did not right that.
But it's a great song and oh my god the version in Young Frankenstein was my highlight of the month...and what're you talking abotu 3 good films, Jeff?
Have you seen the well-to-do
Up on Lenox Avenue
On that famous thoroughfare
With their noses in the air
High hats and colored collars
White spats and fifteen dollars
Spending every dime
For a wonderful time.
Lennox Ave is one of the main thoroughfares in Harlem.
Puttin on the RIIITZZZ!
Good observation except that Brooks made more good movies after YF than before. It was actually only the third movie he wrote and directed and "The Producers" (his first) was actually a pretty lame movie.
Though Blazing Saddles (before Young Frankenstien) is probably the funniest movie ever, he still made Silent Movie, High Anxiety, History of the World Pt. 1, To Be or Not to Be and Spaceballs after.