"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" is an English version of a Zulu hunting song from the 1930s.
The original "Venus" was a #1 hit for the Dutch band Shocking Blue. Listen to the first line and you'll hear a muffed word: "goddess" was sung as "goddness."
The song "Without You," a hit for Nilsson in 1972 and Mariah Carey in 1994, was written and originally recorded by Badfinger in 1970.
The most famous song to prominently feature a French horn is "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys.
"True" by Spandau Ballet is about chief songwriter Gary Kemp's unrequited love for Altered Images singer and Gregory's Girl star Clare Grogan.
The closing lyrics in "One Week" by Barenaked Ladies are "Birchmount Stadium, home of the Robbie," which refers to a soccer tournament in Ontario.
Chris and his wife Tina were the rhythm section for Talking Heads when they formed The Tom Tom Club. "Genius of Love" was their blockbuster, but David Byrne only mentioned it once.
The Evanescence frontwoman on the songs that have shifted meaning and her foray into kids' music.
Rise Against frontman Tim McIlrath explains the meanings behind some of their biggest songs and names the sci-fi books that have influenced him.
An original member of Depeche Mode, Vince went on to form Erasure and Yaz.
Was Dr. Feelgood a dentist? Did the "Crüecifixion" really happen?
A popular contemporary folk singer, Williams still remembers the sticky note that changed her life in college.
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