Lucinda Williams wrote and recorded "Passionate Kisses" 4 years before it was a hit for Mary Chapin Carpenter.
Katmandu, the capital of Nepal, was the archetype for faraway mysticism when Bob Seger wrote a song about it in 1975.
The Isley Brother's song, "Contagious," peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100. This meant that the band of brothers became the first group to score a Top 50 hit in six consecutive decades on the chart.
"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.
When The Kinks released "Lola," most people didn't realize it was about a transvestite.
Sam Smith's "Writing's On The Wall" was the first ever James Bond theme song to reach #1 in the UK.
If the name Citizen Dick means anything to you, there's a chance you'll get some of these right.
When singers started spoofing their own songs on Sesame Street, the results were both educational and hilarious - here are the best of them.
Known in America for the hit "If You Leave," OMD is a huge influence on modern electronic music.
For songwriters, Johnny represents the American man. He has been angry, cool, magic, a rebel and, of course, marching home.
Dwarfs on stage with an oversize Stonehenge set? Dabbling in Satanism? Find out which Spinal Tap-moments were true for Black Sabbath.
'80s music ambassadors Wang Chung pick their top tracks of the decade, explaining what makes each one so special.
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