The first popular song to use the phrase "Heavy Metal" was "Born To Be Wild" by Steppenwolf, which was featured in the movie Easy Rider.
MC Skat Kat was created for the remix of "Opposites Attract," which was released as the last single from her Forever Your Girl album. The team that created the Kat also did a-ha's "Take On Me" video.
Paula Abdul's "Forever Your Girl" was written by Oliver Leiber, who despite being the son of Jerry Leiber from Leiber & Stoller, was an unknown songwriter.
"Stand By Me" hit #4 in the US when it was released in 1961, then went to #9 in 1986 when it was used in the movie of the same name.
"Spoonman" by Soundgarden is about a real street performer in Seattle: Artis the Spoonman.
Otis Day And The Knights, the fictional band created to perform "Shout" in the movie Animal House, became a real band, performing the song at colleges and other venues.
Bowie's "activist" days of 1964 led to Ziggy Stardust.
Is "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" about Vietnam? Was John Fogerty really born on a Bayou? It's the CCR edition of Fact or Fiction.
Lyrics don't always follow the rules of grammar. Can you spot the ones that don't?
Wilder's hit "Break My Stride" had an unlikely inspiration: a famous record mogul who rejected it.
There are no more rock stars - the last one died in 1994.
The "All I Want" singer went through a long depression, playing some shows when he didn't want to be alive.
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