John Mellencamp considers "Pink Houses" an "anti-American song," laying bare the struggles of the poor and working class.
In 1939, a polka craze swept America thanks to "Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out The Barrel)."
John Legend wrote "All Of Me" about his fiancée Chrissy Teigen. He sang it to her at their wedding ceremony in Como, Italy.
The band Simple Minds took their name from the line "He's so simple minded he can't drive his module" in David Bowie's "The Jean Genie."
Moby says that "We Are All Made Of Stars" is scientifically accurate, since all matter originates from stardust.
There really is a Girl From Ipanema. Her name is Helo Pinheiro, and she would walk "Like a samba" past the bar the songwriters frequented, providing the inspiration.
The stories behind the biggest hit songs about trucking.
Chris Stein of Blondie shares photos and stories from his book about the New York City punk scene.
Todd Rundgren explains why he avoids "Hello It's Me," and what it was like producing Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell album.
Do you remember the first time you heard "email" in a song? How about "hater" or "Facebook"? Here are the songs where they first showed up.
Dean wrote the screenplay and lyrics to all the songs in Footloose. His other hits include "Fame" and "All The Man That I Need."
An original member of Depeche Mode, Vince went on to form Erasure and Yaz.
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