"Soul Man" was a new term when the song was written in 1967. As defined by Sam & Dave, the "soul man" was a farmer "comin' to ya on a dusty road."
Stevie Wonder was 12 years old when he released his first #1 hit, "Fingertips (Part 2)." He had to wait 22 years for his next one: "Part Time Lover."
"Panama" by Van Halen is not about the country or the canal, but about a stripper David Lee Roth met in Arizona.
The dirty version of Cee-Lo Green's "Forget You" contains 16 F-bombs. He recorded a clean version as an afterthought, "just in case."
"Who Let The Dogs Out" won a Grammy. It took the award for Best Dance Recording in 2000.
"Head Over Heels" by The Go-Go's is a metaphor for how things were getting out of control for the band; they broke up a year later.
The (Meat)puppetmaster takes us through songs like "Lake Of Fire" and "Backwater," and talks about performing with Kurt Cobain on MTV Unplugged.
Producer Rupert Hine talks about crafting hits for Tina Turner, Howard Jones and The Fixx.
The lead singer and pianist for Procol Harum, Gary talks about finding the musical ideas to match the words.
Michael tells the story of "Send Me On My Way," and explains why some of the words in the song don't have a literal meaning.
Before he was the champ, Ali released an album called I Am The Greatest!, but his musical influence is best heard in the songs he inspired.
Shows like Dawson's Creek, Grey's Anatomy and Buffy the Vampire Slayer changed the way songs were heard on TV, and produced some hits in the process.
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