"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" is about a guy Jim Croce met in the National Guard, which Jim joined to keep him out of Vietnam. Leroy went AWOL, but got caught when he tried to pick up his paycheck.
Props to Aretha Franklin: her song "Respect" introduced the term "propers" as a sign of proper respect.
"Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" was written for Doris Day to sing in the Alfred Hitchcock movie The Man Who Knew Too Much.
"Who Let The Dogs Out" won a Grammy. It took the award for Best Dance Recording in 2000.
"Nobody Does It Better" by Carly Simon was used in the film The Spy Who Loved Me. It was the first James Bond song not named after the movie.
Moby says that "We Are All Made Of Stars" is scientifically accurate, since all matter originates from stardust.
The Kiss rocker covers a lot of ground in this interview, including why there are no Kiss collaborations, and why the Rock Hall has "become a sham."
The story of the legendary lupine DJ through the songs he inspired.
Genesis' key-man re-examines his solo career and the early days of music video.
The powerhouse producer behind Janet Jackson's hits talks about his Boyz II Men ballads and regrouping The Time.
The lead singer/lyricist for Anberlin breaks down "Impossible" and covers some tracks from their 2012 album Vital.
Tom talks about the evolution of Cinderella's songs through their first three albums, and how he writes as a solo artist.
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