Buddy Holly got the title for his hit song "That'll Be The Day" from a phrase John Wayne said in his movie "The Searchers.
Lindsay Lohan sued Pitbull for defamation over the line in his song "Give Me Everything (Tonight)," ""I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan."
In the UK, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" returns to the chart every Halloween, a tradition started in 2007.
Shaggy wrote his swaggering hit "Boombastic" after learning what "shag" means in the UK.
Bryan Adams' 1987 song "Heat Of The Night" has the distinction of being the first commercially released cassette single in the US.
The music video for ZZ Top's "Velcro Fly" was choreographed by Paula Abdul.
Brian has unearthed outtakes by Fleetwood Mac, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Costello and hundreds of other artists for reissues. Here's how he does it.
"25 or 6 to 4" to "Semi-Charmed Life" - see if you can spot the songs that are really about drugs.
It wasn't her biggest hit as a songwriter (that would be "Bette Davis Eyes"), but "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" had a family connection for Jackie.
Many unusual folks appear in Grateful Dead songs. Can you identify them?
The Reverend rants on psychobilly and the egghead academics he bashes in one of his more popular songs.
Did Marvin try out with the Detroit Lions? Did he fake crazy to get out of military service? And what about the cross-dressing?
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