When The Kinks released "Lola," most people didn't realize it was about a transvestite.
Mickey Mantle and John Madden both appear in the video for "Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard" by Paul Simon. Biz Markie and Big Daddy Kane do a rap intro.
Richard Marx' debut single "Don't Mean Nothing" features Joe Walsh on guitar.
Billy Ocean's "Caribbean Queen" was also recorded as "European Queen" and "African Queen" for release on those continents.
The "Don't Stop Believin'" resurgence started when the Journey song was used in a roller skating scene of the 2003 movie Monster.
"Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve samples an obscure orchestral arrangement of the 1965 Rolling Stones song "The Last Time." The Verve had to sign away most of the royalties before they could release the song.
How well do you know your protest songs (including the one that went to #1)?
Tom talks about the evolution of Cinderella's songs through their first three albums, and how he writes as a solo artist.
The story of the legendary lupine DJ through the songs he inspired.
Tim and his brother Richard are the Furs' foundation; Tim explains how they write and tells the story of "Pretty In Pink."
The Reverend rants on psychobilly and the egghead academics he bashes in one of his more popular songs.
When you free your mind, your ass may follow, but you have to make sure someone else doesn't program it while it's wide open.
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