Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation" was inspired by the tribes that came together at New York dance clubs.
Fifth Harmony was going to call their song "Work," but they changed it to "Work from Home" when Rihanna released a song with that title.
Al Green wrote the lyrics for “Let's Stay Together” in five minutes after Willie Mitchell gave him a rough mix of a tune that he and drummer Al Jackson had developed.
The title of Al Stewart's "Year Of The Cat" comes from Vietnamese astrology. The Year of the Cat comes every 12 Years: 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023...
Billy Joel's "Uptown Girl" is about Christie Brinkley, who he married, but it started as a song about Elle McPherson, who he also went out with.
The disco song "Good Tmes" by Chic was a huge influence on early rap, providing the bassline for "Rapper's Delight."
The man who brought us "Red Skies" and "Saved By Zero" is now an organic farmer in France.
He wrote "She Blinded Me With Science" so he could direct a video about a home for deranged scientists.
The Cult frontman tells who the "Fire Woman" is, and talks about performing with the new version of The Doors.
P.F. was a teenager writing hits and playing on tracks for Jan & Dean when he wrote a #1 hit that got him blackballed.
MTV, a popular TV theme song and Madonna all show up in this '80s music quiz.
The top Contemporary Christian artist of all time on song inspirations and what she learned from Johnny Carson.
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