"Just Dance" was Lady Gaga's first hit, and it also brought the techno-synth sound that had been popular in Europe for the previous decade to the United States.
The idea for "The Man Comes Around" came to Johnny Cash from a dream he had where he was in Buckingham Palace and the Queen said to him, "Johnny Cash, you're just like a thorn tree in a whirlwind."
The music video for ZZ Top's "Velcro Fly" was choreographed by Paula Abdul.
In Belgium, where the Battle of Waterloo took place, "Waterloo" by ABBA was a huge hit, #1 for five weeks.
Tone-Loc's "Wild Thing" samples Eddie Van Halen's guitar riff from "Jaime's Cryin'."
The "Jet City Woman" in the Queensrÿche song is Seattle.
Armed with a childhood spent devouring books, Mike Scott's heart was stolen by the punk rock scene of 1977. Not surprisingly, he would go on to become the most literate of rockers.
Phil was a songwriter, producer and voice behind many Philadelphia soul classics. When disco hit, he got an interesting project: The Village People.
The "All I Want" singer went through a long depression, playing some shows when he didn't want to be alive.
Despite appearances on Carson, Leno and a Pennebaker film, Williams remains a hidden treasure.
A talk with Martin Popoff about his latest book on Rush and how he assessed the thousands of albums he reviewed.
As Procol Harum's lyricist, Keith wrote the words to "A Whiter Shade Of Pale." We delve into that song and find out how you can form a band when you don't sing or play an instrument.
A monthly update on our latest interviews, stories and added songs
©2020 Songfacts®, LLC