When Rihanna's "Umbrella" was a hit in the summer of 2007, it rained constantly in London, prompting their newspaper The Sun to suggest a "Rihanna Curse."
In the UK, the first #1 hit with a rap was "Candy Girl" by the American boy band New Edition in 1983.
Jessie J had a lyric from her song "Who You Are" tattooed on her hip:
Judas Priest's "Evening Star" is a Christmas carol that describes the journey of the Magi from a first person perspective.
"London Calling" by The Clash was written amid widespread fears that the Thames River was going to flood the city.
Cyndi Lauper came up with the title "Time After Time" when she saw it in TV Guide magazine. It's the name of a 1979 movie about a man who invents a time machine.
Based on criteria like girlfriend tension, stage mishaps and drummer turnover, these are the 10 bands most like Spinal Tap.
A band so baffling, even their names were contrived. Check your score in the Ramones version of Fact or Fiction.
Long before she was judging contestants on American Idol, Oliver was producing Paula Abdul. Here's how he helped turn this unknown choreographer into a star.
How a goofy detective movie, a disenchanted director and an unlikely songwriter led to one of the biggest hits in pop history.
It wasn't her biggest hit as a songwriter (that would be "Bette Davis Eyes"), but "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" had a family connection for Jackie.
A top session musician, Carol played on hundreds of hits by The Beach Boys, The Monkees, Frank Sinatra and many others.
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