Debbie Gibson was 17 years old when "Foolish Beat" topped the Hot 100. This gave her the honor of becoming the youngest artist ever to write, perform, and produce a #1 single.
One of the great "we're all going down" songs is "Ship Of Fools" by World Party, written when Margaret Thatcher was in power in England.
The Mission: Impossible theme is in 5/4 time. Composer Lalo Schifrin joked that he did it so 5-legged aliens could dance to it.
Janet Jackson wrote the lyric to "Nasty" in response to random guys calling her "baby."
After a devastating car accident, the actor Montgomery Clift had to be filmed from "The Right Profile" to look good - that provided the name of The Clash song.
"Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?" was written by Boy George about his relationship with Culture Club's drummer Jon Moss.
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Go beyond The Beatles to see what you know about the British Invasion.
Rickie Lee Jones on songwriting, social media, and how she's handling Trump.
Here's what happens when an opening act is really out of place with the headliner, like when Beastie Boys opened for Madonna.
Are classic songs like "Over The Rainbow" and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" in the public domain?
When she released her first album in 1988, Tanita became a UK singing sensation at age 19. She talks about her darkly sensual voice and quirky songwriting style.
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