The Pretenders are named after the 1956 song "The Great Pretender" by The Platters.
The "Mum-mum-mum-ma" hook on lady Gaga's "Poker Face" was sampled from Boney M's 1977 hit "Ma Baker."
"Surf City" was recorded by Jan & Dean, but written by Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys. It was the first #1 hit Wilson wrote.
Alicia Keys, Elton John, Fergie, and Rihanna all sang on "All of the Lights" by Kanye West.
David Bowie's "Station to Station" is over 10 minutes long. Bowie was doing a lot of drugs at the time and later said, "I have only flashes of making it."
Mary J. Blige introduced three new words with her hit "Family Affair": hateration, holleration and dancerie.
On Glen's résumé: hit songwriter, Facebook dominator, and member of Styx.
Pool balls, magpies and thorns without roses - how well do you know your Tom Waits lyrics?
These overtly religious songs crossed over to the pop charts, despite resistance from fans, and in many cases, churches.
Deep Purple frontman Ian Gillan explains the "few red lights" in "Smoke On The Water" and talks about songs from their 2020 album Whoosh!
dUg dIgs into his King's X metal classics and his many side projects, including the one with Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam.
Taylor talks about "The Machine" - the hits, the videos and Clive Davis.
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