The Australian band Jet took their name from the 1973 song of the same by Paul McCartney and Wings.
Snap! was two German producers. When they needed a rapper, they found one on the American army base there and had him rap on "The Power."
"Heart of Glass" was Blondie's first foray into disco, which turned off some fans. Debbie Harry said they did it because they "wanted to be uncool."
Rob Reiner named his 1986 movie "Stand By Me" after the song, since he thought The Body, a Stephen King story on which it was based, sounded like a horror movie.
The Frankie Goes To Hollywood hit "Relax" is, as the band says, about "shagging." It was banned by the BBC, which sent it to #1 in the UK as listeners flocked to record stores to buy it.
Dexys Midnight Runners' "Come on Eileen" is based on a real girl called Eileen that the band's Kevin Rowland had a relationship with in his early teenage years.
Songwriters have used cards and card games to make sense of heartache, togetherness, and even Gonorrhea.
First question: Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson appeared in videos for what artist?
The drummer for Anthrax is also a key songwriter. He explains how the group puts their songs together and tells the stories behind some of their classics.
Did they really trade their guitarist to The Doobie Brothers? Are they named after something naughty? And what's up with the band name?
Toto's keyboard player explains the true meaning of "Africa" and talks about working on the Thriller album.
Dave explains how the video appropriated the meaning of "Runaway Train," and what he thought of getting parodied by Weird Al.
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