The "Mum-mum-mum-ma" hook on lady Gaga's "Poker Face" was sampled from Boney M's 1977 hit "Ma Baker."
The lyrics for "Mary, Did You Know?" were written by Christian singer and comedian Mark Lowry, after his pastor asked him to write a Christmas musical for their church. Southern gospel musician Buddy Greene later added music to his words.
"Bootylicious" made the Oxford English Dictionary three years after the Destiny's Child song was released. Definition: "Blend of booty buttocks and delicious."
The first rapper with a #1 hit was Vanilla Ice with "Ice Ice Baby" in 1990.
Bob Marley's backup singers, The I Threes, claim they are the "Three Little Birds" in his famous song.
"Killing An Arab" by The Cure was inspired by Albert Camus' book The Stranger.
The "How Country Feels" singer talks Skynyrd and songwriting.
Is Owl City on a quest for another hit like "Fireflies?" Adam answers that question and explains the influences behind many others.
Famous songs that lent their titles - and in some cases storylines - to movies.
Since his debut single "I'm On Fire" in 1975, Dwight has been providing Spinal-Tap moments and misadventure.
The Third Day frontman talks about some of the classic songs he wrote with the band, and what changed for his solo country album.
One of the most successful songwriters in the business, Desmond co-wrote "Livin' La Vida Loca," "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" and "Livin' On A Prayer."
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