Dolly Parton is just fine with Whitney Houston's cover of "I Will Always Love You." Said Parton: "She can have the credit. I just want my cash."
"Panama" by Van Halen is not about the country or the canal, but about a stripper David Lee Roth met in Arizona.
Jeff Lynne sang the word "groose" in the chorus of "Don't Bring Me Down" as a nonsense placeholder, but left it in when he found out it means "greetings" in German ("gruss").
"Pretty In Pink" by Psychedelic Furs was released in 1981. Five years later, it inspired a movie of the same name starring Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy and Jon Cryer. The song was remixed for the re-release to have more Pop appeal.
Tom Cochrane wrote "Life Is A Highway" to pull himself out of a funk following an exhausting humanitarian trip to Africa.
Mariah Carey's "My All" is about her affair with New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.
Elvis, Little Richard and Cheryl Cole have all sung about Teddy Bears, but there is also a terrifying Teddy song from 1932 and a touching trucker Teddy tune from 1976.
Greg talks about writing songs of "universal truth" for King Crimson and ELP, and tells us about his most memorable stage moment (it involves fireworks).
Just like Darrin was replaced on Bewitched, groups have swapped out original members, hoping we wouldn't notice.
Lyrics don't always follow the rules of grammar. Can you spot the ones that don't?
Many actors have attempted music, but only a few have managed a hit. Do you know which of these thespians charted?
The trail runs from flying saucer songs in the '50s, through Bowie, blink-182 and Katy Perry.
By contrast, Carlson's tune is light years more original than Marlboro's stolen theme.
While Not As Anguished as Del Shannon's"Runaway"or Melancholy as Johnny Cash's"I Still Miss Someone";It Still Manages To Convey the Loneliness and Hurt After A Breakup!!
Ironically,Zale's Jewelers*(*I Think)Uses The Opening Piano Rift From"A Thousand Miles"In Their TV Commercials to Sell Diamonds!!
it describes a lot of the same sort of stuff as the Plain White Ts' " hey there delailah" only it is more pure.
- Dave, Eau Claire, WI
r u seriously serious?!?!
obviously she's dreaming of a past life as a condor sailing through the skies of Trinidad, then flying down to earth for a brief rest, whereupon she finds she can no longer fly , so she has to walk a 1000 miles to meet up with her flock.....see nothing to complex
the piano playing reminds me of Billy Joel