Sheriff had been disbanded for years when "When I'm With You" hit #1 in America thanks to rediscovery by radio stations. The group never re-formed and never made a video for the song.
In the UK, the first #1 hit with a rap was "Candy Girl" by the American boy band New Edition in 1983.
Jeff Lynne sang the word "groose" in the chorus of "Don't Bring Me Down" as a nonsense placeholder, but left it in when he found out it means "greetings" in German ("gruss").
"Paper Planes" was inspired by M.I.A.'s hassles trying to get a visa to enter America.
The Foo Fighters song "Everlong" isn't about Kurt Cobain, but Dave Grohl's girlfriend at the time, Veruca Salt frontwoman Louise Post.
Before the game when he hit a famous shot to win a playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Michael Jordan was listening to Anita Baker's "Giving You The Best That I Got."
The men of Sparks on their album Hippopotamus, and how Morrissey handled it when they suggested he lighten up.
Jon Fratelli talks about the band's third album, and the five-year break leading up to it.
Did this Eagle come up with the term "Parrothead"? And what is it like playing "Hotel California" for the gazillionth time?
Prince is shrouded in mystery, making him an excellent candidate for Fact or Fiction. Is he really a Scientologist? Does he own an exotic animal?
10 Questions for the author of Precious Metal: Decibel Presents the Stories Behind 25 Extreme Metal Masterpieces
Martyn talks about producing Tina Turner, some Heaven 17 hits, and his work with the British Electric Foundation.
A monthly update on our latest interviews, stories and added songs
©2023 Songfacts, LLC