When Petula Clark reached #1 in the US with "Downtown" in 1965, she became the first female singer from England to hit #1 in the US during the Rock Era (after 1955).
"Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" was written for Doris Day to sing in the Alfred Hitchcock movie The Man Who Knew Too Much.
Every film star mentioned in Madonna's "Vogue" has since died. The last was Lauren Bacall, who passed away in 2014.
Elvis Presley' first #1 on any chart was "I Forgot To Remember To Forget." It arrived at the top of the country tally on February 25, 1956 and stayed there for two weeks.
Neil Diamond's "Cracklin' Rosie" is about a bottle of wine.
Neil Young later apologized for "Southern Man," calling it "accusatory and condescending" in its portrayal of the American South.
What happens when Kurt Cobain, Iron Maiden and Johnny Lydon are told to lip-synch? Some hilarious "performances."
Test your metal - Priest, Maiden, and Beavis and Butt-head show up in this one.
U2, Carly Simon, Joanna Newsom, Brian Wilson and Fiona Apple have all gone to Van Dyke Parks to make their songs exceptional.
Waters tells the "Gypsy Woman" story, shares some of her songwriting insights, and explains how Dennis Rodman ended up on one of her songs.
Phone booths are nearly extinct, but they provided storylines for some of the most profound songs of the pre-cell phone era.
Songs that seem to glorify violence against women are often misinterpreted - but not always.
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