In 2010, the biggest-selling song in the UK was "Love the Way You Lie" by Eminem.
The Naughty by Nature hit "O.P.P." doesn't have any curse words, but many oversensitive radio stations played a "clean" version with the word "kitten" edited out, surely the first time that word was censured.
"Talk To Ya Later" proved the power of MTV when sales of Tubes albums picked up in markets like Tulsa, Oklahoma, where the network was available.
The Foo Fighters song "Everlong" isn't about Kurt Cobain, but a low point in Dave Grohl's life when he was broke and homeless.
The Goo Goo Dolls got the title for their song "Iris" from a Country singer named Iris DeMent.
Often heard as a patriotic song, "Down Under" is really about the selling of Australia and makes a strong political statement.
Rickie Lee Jones on songwriting, social media, and how she's handling Trump.
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 well do you know the 007 theme songs?
The longtime BS&T frontman tells the "Spinning Wheel" story, including the line he got from Joni Mitchell.
In the name of song explanation, Al talks about scoring heroin for William Burroughs, and that's not even the most shocking story in this one.
Waters tells the "Gypsy Woman" story, shares some of her songwriting insights, and explains how Dennis Rodman ended up on one of her songs.
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