"This Must Be The Place" is a rare love song by the Talking Heads, with a very personal lyric from David Byrne.
When "Baby Love" reached the top spot, The Supremes became the first Motown act with two #1 hits on the Hot 100.
Eddie Vedder often changes the words when he sings "Yellow Ledbetter." The basic story is about a guy whose brother dies in the first Gulf War. Apparently, bad news in the army is given in yellow envelopes.
The original "Venus" was a #1 hit for the Dutch band Shocking Blue. Listen to the first line and you'll hear a muffed word: "goddess" was sung as "goddness."
"Dirty Water" became a Boston sports anthem in the '00s, but it was written by a guy from California after almost getting mugged on a visit to the city.
The "Doctor of philosophy" in the Indigo Girls' song "Closer To Fine" is based on a teacher Emily Saliers had who had a poster of Rasputin on his door.
Into the vaults for this talk with Bolton from the '80s when he was a focused on writing songs for other artists.
Here is the church, here is the steeple - see if you can identify these lyrics that reference church.
Is "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" about Vietnam? Was John Fogerty really born on a Bayou? It's the CCR edition of Fact or Fiction.
A founding member of the band War, Harold gives a first-person account of one of the most important periods in music history.
A talk with Martin Popoff about his latest book on Rush and how he assessed the thousands of albums he reviewed.
Pool balls, magpies and thorns without roses - how well do you know your Tom Waits lyrics?