"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.
Neil Young later apologized for "Southern Man," calling it "accusatory and condescending" in its portrayal of the American South.
Pitbull only raps for about a minute on "Timber." Kesha does most of the work.
Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk" was the first US chart-topper to include the word "funk" in the title.
The Goo Goo Dolls got the title for their song "Iris" from a Country singer named Iris DeMent.
Pink Floyd's "Talkin' Hawkin'" uses a sample of Stephen Hawking's synthesized voice taken from a speech he made for a 1994 British Telecom commercial.
Jon Fratelli talks about the band's third album, and the five-year break leading up to it.
The king of Christian worship music explains talks about writing songs for troubled times.
Have you got the smarts to know which of these graduation song stories are real?
Faith No More's bassist, Billy Gould, chats to us about his two new experimental projects, The Talking Book and House of Hayduk, and also shares some stories from the FNM days.
Medley looks back on "Unchained Melody" and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" - his huge hits from the '60s that were later revived in movies.
The Stax legend on how he cooked up "Green Onions," the first time he and Otis Redding saw hippies, and if he'll ever play a digital organ.
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