"Peter Gunn" was the first TV theme to hit the Hot 100.
Bob Seger's "Beautiful Loser" was inspired by a book written by Leonard Cohen called Beautiful Losers.
"Head Over Heels" by The Go-Go's is a metaphor for how things were getting out of control for the band; they broke up a year later.
Pete Townshend wrote The Who's "Pinball Wizard" to coax a good review for the Tommy album out of a rock critic who loved pinball. It worked.
"No Scrubs" introduced the term "scrub" to the popular lexicon, and defined it in the opening lines ("a scrub is a guy that think he's fine...").
The James Blunt song "You're Beautiful" is not romantic: it's a about a creepy subway encounter with an ex.
Starting in Virginia City, Nevada and rippling out to the Haight-Ashbury, LSD reshaped popular music.
Richie talks about the impact of "Amazed," and how his 4-year-old son inspired another Lonestar hit.
The lead singer/lyricist of The Beach Boys talks about coming up with the words for "Good Vibrations," "Fun, Fun, Fun," "Kokomo" and other classic songs.
How well do you know your David Bowie lyrics? Take this quiz to find out.
Chris tells the story of "Wicked Game," talks milkshakes and moonpies at Sun Records, and explains why women always get their way.
Was a Beatles song a TV theme? And who came up with those Fresh Prince and Sopranos songs?
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