Props to Aretha Franklin: her song "Respect" introduced the term "propers" as a sign of proper respect.
Barry Sonnenfeld, who would later direct the movies Get Shorty and Men in Black, was the director of photography on the "Rock the Casbah" video for The Clash.
The Isley Brothers' "That Lady" was sampled by Kendrick Lamar for his 2014 single "I." Lamar turned up at Ronald Isley's house to personally ask permission to borrow from the song.
The "Don't Stop Believin'" lyric was inspired by Sunset Boulevard, making it perfect for the Rock of Ages musical.
John Legend wrote "All Of Me" about his fiancée Chrissy Teigen. He sang it to her at their wedding ceremony in Como, Italy.
The original "Enter Sandman" lyric was about crib death, with the "sandman" killing a baby.
Lyrics don't always follow the rules of grammar. Can you spot the ones that don't?
What's the deal with "Summer of '69"? Bryan explains what the song is really about, and shares more of his songwriting insights.
Rick has a surprising dark side, a strong feminine side and, in a certain TV show, a naked backside. But he still hasn't found Jessie's Girl.
A band so baffling, even their names were contrived. Check your score in the Ramones version of Fact or Fiction.
Brenda talks about the inspiration that drove her to write hit songs like "Get Here" and "Piano in the Dark," and why a lack of formal music training can be a songwriter's best asset.
Queen, Phish and The Stones are among our picks for the best band logos. Here are their histories and a design analysis from an expert.
A monthly update on our latest interviews, stories and added songs
©2022 Songfacts, LLC