"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" is about a guy Jim Croce met in the National Guard, which Jim joined to keep him out of Vietnam. Leroy went AWOL, but got caught when he tried to pick up his paycheck.
Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise" was the #1 single in Australia for 13 weeks. It holds the record for the longest running chart topper Down Under since the first ever ARIA Chart was listed in 1983.
A 1989 track by Kenny G, "Going Home," is the unofficial national closing song in China. The tune is played at the end of train rides, the end of school days, and when malls are about to close.
Elton John's "Rocket Man" is based on a Ray Bradbury story called The Rocket Man published in 1951.
Gwen Stefani wrote "Just a Girl" as a message to her overprotective father.
Ozzy Osbourne's "Shot In The Dark" is titled after a Pink Panther movie.
Brian has unearthed outtakes by Fleetwood Mac, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Costello and hundreds of other artists for reissues. Here's how he does it.
Do their first three albums have French titles? Is "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" really meaningless? See if you can tell in this Fact or Fiction.
Whoa man! Do you know which band came up with these cosmic lyrics?
The top chant artist in the Western world, Krishna Das talks about how these Hindu mantras compare to Christian worship songs.
A top session musician, Carol played on hundreds of hits by The Beach Boys, The Monkees, Frank Sinatra and many others.
Think you know your Bob Dylan lyrics? Take this quiz to find out.
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