The song "Grease," sung by Frankie Valli in the 1978 movie, was written by Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees.
"Stop Your Sobbing" was first recorded by The Kinks in 1964. It became the Pretenders first single 15 years later, leading to a relationship between Ray Davies and Chrissie Hynde.
"Head Over Heels" by The Go-Go's is a metaphor for how things were getting out of control for the band; they broke up a year later.
John Mellencamp considers "Pink Houses" an "anti-American song," laying bare the struggles of the poor and working class.
Madonna's "Justify My Love" was co-written by Lenny Kravitz.
In the UK, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" returns to the chart every Halloween, a tradition started in 2007.
The rock revolutionist on songwriting, quitting smoking, and what she thinks of Rush Limbaugh using her song.
These Three famous songs actually describe how they were written - late into the evening.
Writing with Phil Lynott, Scott saw their ill-fated frontman move to a darker place in his life and lyrics.
With $50 and a glue stick, Bruce Pavitt created Sub Pop, a fanzine-turned-label that gave the world Nirvana and grunge. He explains how motivated individuals can shift culture.
The 10 biggest "retirement tours" that didn't take.
Many unusual folks appear in Grateful Dead songs. Can you identify them?
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