The "Mum-mum-mum-ma" hook on lady Gaga's "Poker Face" was sampled from Boney M's 1977 hit "Ma Baker."
The movie The Breakfast Club opens with a passage from David Bowie's "Changes" ("And these children that you spit on...")
"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" was Michael Jaskson's attack on the tabloid press: "They eat off of you, you're a vegetable."
"Surf City" was recorded by Jan & Dean, but written by Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys. It was the first #1 hit Wilson wrote.
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" is an English version of a Zulu hunting song from the 1930s.
In the UK, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" returns to the chart every Halloween, a tradition started in 2007.
The evolution of the symbol that was Prince's name from 1993-2000.
Surprise exits, a catfight and some very memorable performances make our list of the most memorable Idol moments.
Tom talks about the evolution of Cinderella's songs through their first three albums, and how he writes as a solo artist.
The leader of the Modern A Cappella movement talks about the genre.
Doors expert Jim Cherry, author of The Doors Examined, talks about some of their defining songs and exposes some Jim Morrison myths.
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