The events described in Alanis Morissette's song "Ironic," like rain on your wedding day, are not examples of irony. Irony is the use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning.
Liz Phair sang backup on Sheryl Crow's "Soak Up The Sun."
Outkast's "Hey Ya" was the first song in history to rack up 1 million downloads.
The motto for Boys Town, which was a Nebraska home for troubled youth, inspired the song "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" by The Hollies.
The songwriting team Leiber and Stoller wrote "Hound Dog" for a blues singer named Big Mama Thronton, who first recorded the song in 1953. Elvis covered it in 1956, and it became his biggest hit.
When the Velvet Underground song "Heroin" got screechy, Maureen Tucker stopped drumming, figuring it would bust the take, but her bandmates kept going. You can hear it at the 5:20 mark.
Scott was Stevie Wonder's bass player before becoming a top session player. Hits he played on include "I Will Survive," "Being With You" and "Sara Smile."
Since his debut single "I'm On Fire" in 1975, Dwight has been providing Spinal-Tap moments and misadventure.
Justin wrote the classic "Nights In White Satin," but his fondest musical memories are from a different decade.
John Lennon, Paul Simon and Lynyrd Skynyrd are some of the artists who have written revenge songs. Do you know who they wrote them about?
Harry Wayne Casey tells the stories behind KC and The Sunshine Band hits like "Get Down Tonight," "That's The Way (I Like It)," and "Give It Up."
Based on criteria like girlfriend tension, stage mishaps and drummer turnover, these are the 10 bands most like Spinal Tap.
It reached #13 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart...
The week that "Shinin' On" entered the Top 100 their preceding charted record, "The Loco-Motion", was at #60 (ten weeks earlier on April 28th, 1974, "The Loco-Motion" had peaked at #1 for two weeks).
Back in the 70's saw a piggyback rail car goin' down the highway.
On the side was the name "Grand Trunk Western".
Duh, I thought, that must be what inspired the name for the band.