Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi" is about the commercialization of Hawaii. On her first trip to the islands, she looked out of her hotel window and saw a parking lot as far as the eye could see.
Michael Jackson's "Human Nature" was written by the keyboard player from Toto, who was working on the Thriller album.
The music video for ZZ Top's "Velcro Fly" was choreographed by Paula Abdul.
Phil Collins' "Take Me Home" is about a patient in a mental institution and was inspired by the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
Until December 5, 1998, a song had to be issued as a single to make the Hot 100. Aaliyah's "Try Again" was the first tune to top the chart based on airplay alone, without any sales figures being included.
Joni Mitchell wrote "Woodstock" - the most popular song about the festival - but didn't attend the event because she was booked on The Dick Cavett Show.
Go beyond the Wall of Voodoo with this cinematic songwriter.
"Mony Mony." "Crimson and Clover." "Draggin' The Line." The hits kept coming for Tommy James, and in a plot line fit for a movie, his record company was controlled by the mafia.
Harry is Derek Smalls in Spinal Tap, Mark Shubb in The Folksmen, and Mr. Burns on The Simpsons.
The renown rock singer talks about "The House of the Rising Sun" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood."
First question: Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson appeared in videos for what artist?
Bowie's "activist" days of 1964 led to Ziggy Stardust.
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