This was the first song Sammy Hagar recorded with Van Halen when he joined the band in 1985. Hagar recounts in his memoir Red: My Uncensored Life In Rock: "We started playing, and the engineer Donn Landee recorded everything we did. I made up the first line on the spot: 'Summer nights and my radio.' It just popped into my head the first time I heard that riff. The rest of the song I scatted my way through. I really had my scat together. Eddie couldn't believe it. Dave apparently didn't have good rhythm and wasn't a great singer, didn't have any range. I was singing Eddie's guitar licks with him."
Englishjello from CanadaJust a fun party song about chasing girls (This was the sexist 80's). The most interesting thing about this song is that Eddie is using a Steinberger Trans Term guitar that was invented in 1984 (No headstock). It has a vibrato system which Eddie was a massive user of. So it opened a world of creativity for him. He also used it on "Get Up", "Pleasure Dome", "Me Wise Magic" and "Fire In The Hole"
"Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve samples an obscure orchestral arrangement of the 1965 Rolling Stones song "The Last Time." The Verve had to sign away most of the royalties before they could release the song.
David Bowie's "Space Oddity" tells the story of an astronaut who cuts off communication and floats into space. The BBC used it extensively in their coverage of the 1969 moon landing - an odd choice considering the lyrics.
Robin Thicke and his mom, Gloria Loring are the first the first ever mother-and-son to have both tallied top 10 singles on the Hot 100 as solo artists or duos. Loring reached #2 with Carl Anderson in 1986 with "Friends and Lovers" and Thicke topped the chart in 2013 with "Blurred Lines."