After Cher revived "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)" in 1990, Salt-N-Pepa released "Shoop" and Whitney Houston had a #1 hit with "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)."
Jack & Diane started off as an interracial couple; Mellencamp took race references out of the song at the request of his record company.
Lionel Richie hosted the American Music Awards the night he recorded "We Are The World."
"Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson was 2015's best-selling single in both the U.S. and U.K.
Eminem sampled a song by Labi Siffre on "My Name Is." Siffre, a gay activist, made Em take out some gay humor in the lyric before allowing it.
The Boyz II Men hit "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday" is an a capella cover of a song from 1975 by G.C. Cameron that was used in the movie Cooley High to express the feeling of parting ways with high school friends.
John tells the "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" story and explains why he disappeared for so long.
In the name of song explanation, Al talks about scoring heroin for William Burroughs, and that's not even the most shocking story in this one.
When he joined Guns N' Roses in 1990, Matt helped them craft an orchestral sound; his mezzo fortes and pianissimos are all over "November Rain."
Songwriters have used cards and card games to make sense of heartache, togetherness, and even Gonorrhea.
"Lullaby" singer Shawn Mullins on "Beautiful Wreck," beating the Devil, and his writing credit on the Zac Brown Band song "Toes."
Billie Jean, Delilah, Sara, Laura and Sharona - do you know who the girls in the songs really are?
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