"The House Of The Rising Sun" is a traditional folk song, either about a brothel or a prison.
"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."
"How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You" by Marvin Gaye was inspired by Jackie Gleason's saying, "How Sweet It Is!"
Don McLean's "American Pie" starts in mono and gradually goes to stereo. It isn't full stereo until the end of the song, which is over 8 minutes long.
David Bowie's "Station to Station" is over 10 minutes long. Bowie was doing a lot of drugs at the time and later said, "I have only flashes of making it."
The hit duet "Somewhere Out There" was written for an animated film about a family of immigrant mice who lose one of their young.
In 1986, a Stephen King novella was made into a movie, with a classic song serving as title, soundtrack and tone.
A top session musician, Carol played on hundreds of hits by The Beach Boys, The Monkees, Frank Sinatra and many others.
Bridesmaids, Reservoir Dogs, Willy Wonka - just a few of the flicks where characters discuss specific songs, sometimes as a prelude to murder.
One of Canada's most popular and eclectic performers, Hawksley tells stories about his oldest songs, his plentiful side projects, and the ways that he keeps his songwriting fresh.
Scaramouch, a hoople and a superhero soundtrack - see if you can spot the real Queen stories.
The Reverend rants on psychobilly and the egghead academics he bashes in one of his more popular songs.
A monthly update on our latest interviews, stories and added songs
©2021 Songfacts®, LLC