"Criminal" is Fiona Apple's only chart hit. Royalties from it allow her to make music on her terms, releasing albums several years apart.
Otis Redding often ad-libbed vocals at the end of songs, but for "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" he just whistled instead - it became the most famous whistling in song history.
"Spoonman" by Soundgarden is about a real street performer in Seattle: Artis the Spoonman.
Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation" was inspired by the tribes that came together at New York dance clubs.
45% of the royalties for "Somebody That I Used To Know" go to the estate of the Brazilian classical guitarist Luiz Bonfá, whose song "Seville" Gotye sampled.
Michael Jackson's first #1 solo hit, "Ben," is about a pet rat.
Famous songs that lent their titles - and in some cases storylines - to movies.
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Director Mark Pellington on Pearl Jam's "Jeremy," and music videos he made for U2, Jon Bon Jovi and Imagine Dragons.
A scholarly analysis of yacht rock favorites ("Steal Away," "Baker Street"...) with a member of the leading YR cover band.
Many unusual folks appear in Grateful Dead songs. Can you identify them?
Just how much did these monsters of rock dabble in the occult?
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