Pete Townshend wrote the lyrics for "My Generation" during a train ride from London to Southampton on his 20th birthday.
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.
"Hangin' Tough" came at the peak of New Kids on the Block mania. Their writer/producer Maurice Starr wrote it about the struggles the band faced early on. It was #1 in England and America.
Pink wrote "Just Give Me A Reason" about how one partner can feel jilted over something trivial, like how her boyfriend passes her the butter.
The moans of pleasure in the Guns N' Roses song "Rocket Queen" are authentic.
"Magic" was the first word to serve as both the title of a #1 hit (Olivia Newton-John's 1980 tune "Magic") and the name of an artist behind a chart-topping song (Magic!'s 2014 hit "Rude").
Christopher Cross with Deep Purple? Kenny Loggins in Caddyshack? A Fact or Fiction all about yacht rock and those who made it.
The story of the legendary lupine DJ through the songs he inspired.
The drummer for Anthrax is also a key songwriter. He explains how the group puts their songs together and tells the stories behind some of their classics.
Despite her reticent personality, Adele's life and music are filled with intrigue. See if you can spot the true tales.
The Reverend rants on psychobilly and the egghead academics he bashes in one of his more popular songs.
Outrageously gifted and just plain outrageous, Millie is an R&B and Rap innovator.
A monthly update on our latest interviews, stories and added songs
©2021 Songfacts®, LLC