"Louie Louie" was first recorded in 1955 by an R&B singer named Richard Berry, and his lyrics are easy to understand. When The Kingsmen recorded the hit version, their lyrics were indecipherable.
Cyndi Lauper came up with the title "Time After Time" when she saw it in TV Guide magazine. It's the name of a 1979 movie about a man who invents a time machine.
Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk" was the first US chart-topper to include the word "funk" in the title.
The French part in Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" translates to: "I want your love and I want your revenge."
David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust" was likely based on various musicians in his ambit, including Iggy Pop (zIGGY), and Jimi Hendrix, who played guitar left-handed ("He played it left hand").
One of Tom Petty's most personal songs is "Room At The Top," which he stopped performing because it brought back painful memories.
Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai were two of Graham's co-writers for some '80s rock classics.
The Reverend rants on psychobilly and the egghead academics he bashes in one of his more popular songs.
What's the deal with "Summer of '69"? Bryan explains what the song is really about, and shares more of his songwriting insights.
The evolution of the symbol that was Prince's name from 1993-2000.
With a few clues (Works at a diner, dreams of running away), can you name the character in the song?
Justin wrote the classic "Nights In White Satin," but his fondest musical memories are from a different decade.
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