The disco song "Good Tmes" by Chic was a huge influence on early rap, providing the bassline for "Rapper's Delight."
Ariana Grande's hit "Problem" started off as a track written by One Direction songwriter Savan Kotecha. He gave it the working title of "The Whisper Song," after a 2005 Ying Yang Twins hit.
Sweet's hit "Ballroom Blitz" was inspired by an incident in 1973 when the band were performing in Scotland and driven offstage by a barrage of bottles.
The You Me at Six song "The Dilemma" got its title from the Vince Vaughn movie of the same name.
Michael McDonald co-wrote the Van Halen song "I'll Wait."
David Byrne says "Road To Nowhere" is about "how there's no order and no plan and no scheme to life and death and it doesn't mean anything, but it's all right.
Lyrics don't always follow the rules of grammar. Can you spot the ones that don't?
After studying in Paris with a famous composition teacher, Charles became the most successful writer of TV theme songs.
A scholarly analysis of yacht rock favorites ("Steal Away," "Baker Street"...) with a member of the leading YR cover band.
We ring the Hell's Bells to see what songs and rockers are sincere in their Satanism, and how much of it is an act.
The Stooges guitarist (and producer of the Kill City album) talks about those early recordings and what really happened with David Bowie.
The first of Billy's five #1 hits was the song that propelled Madonna to stardom. You'd think that would get you a backstage pass, wouldn't you?
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