Props to Aretha Franklin: her song "Respect" introduced the term "propers" as a sign of proper respect.
In 1997, the Pope quoted the Bob Dylan song "Blowin' In The Wind."
"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" is one of the few Bernie Taupin lyrics that is more about him than Elton John. The song is about giving up glitz for the simple life - not exactly Elton's M.O.
Mariah Carey's "My All" is about her affair with New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.
"End Of The Road" by Boyz II Men comes off a bit thirsty, especially when we find out the girl cheated on him. In Living Color parodied at as "Boyz II Wimps."
Eminem sampled Dido's "Thank You" for his song "Stan," and Dido appeared in his video as Stan's unfortunate wife.
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."
Doubt led to drive for Francis, who still isn't sure why one of Status Quo's biggest hits is so beloved.
Ron Nevison explains in very clear terms the Quadrophenia concept and how Heart staged their resurgence after being dropped by their record company.
The Jayhawks' song "Big Star" has special meaning to Gary, who explains how longevity and inspiration have trumped adulation.
Greg talks about writing songs of "universal truth" for King Crimson and ELP, and tells us about his most memorable stage moment (it involves fireworks).
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