The Naughty by Nature hit "O.P.P." doesn't have any curse words, but many oversensitive radio stations played a "clean" version with the word "kitten" edited out, surely the first time that word was censured.
"You Get What You Give" by The New Radicals was the first hit song to use the word "frenemies" in the lyrics.
Lyrically, Elvis Costello's "Watching The Detectives" was inspired by American detective shows; musically, it was inspired by The Clash.
Before she was famous on Friends, Courteney Cox danced on stage with Bruce Springsteen in his "Dancing In The Dark" video.
"Killing An Arab" by The Cure was inspired by Albert Camus' book The Stranger.
Cyndi Lauper's hit "All Through The Night" was written and originally recorded by Jules Shear, who also wrote "If She Knew What She Wants" by the Bangles.
From the cowbell on "Mississippi Queen" to recording with The Who when they got the wrong Felix, stories from one of rock's master craftsmen.
Was Dr. Feelgood a dentist? Did the "Crüecifixion" really happen?
Not everyone can be a superhero, but that hasn't stopped generations of musicians from trying to be Superman.
Rudolf, Bob Dylan and the Singing Dogs all show up in this Fact or Fiction for seasonal favorites.
The Stax legend on how he cooked up "Green Onions," the first time he and Otis Redding saw hippies, and if he'll ever play a digital organ.
How did The Edge get his name? Did they name a song after a Tolkien book? And who is "Angel of Harlem" about?
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