The Spacehog song "In The Meantime" samples an obscure recording of telephone noise, which is used at the beginning of the song.
One of the great "we're all going down" songs is "Ship Of Fools" by World Party, written when Margaret Thatcher was in power in England.
References to David Bowie, Tom Waits and Allan Ginsburg are peppered into the Bush song "Everything Zen."
In the UK, the first #1 hit with a rap was "Candy Girl" by the American boy band New Edition in 1983.
Weezer's "Undone - The Sweater Song" was written as a sad song about depression, but listeners heard it as a funny, ironic song.
Weird Al Yankovic proposed a parody of "Black Or White" called "Snack All Night," but Michael Jackson asked him not to.
His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."
When she released her first album in 1988, Tanita became a UK singing sensation at age 19. She talks about her darkly sensual voice and quirky songwriting style.
Not everyone can be a superhero, but that hasn't stopped generations of musicians from trying to be Superman.
Joe talks about the challenges of of making a Duke Ellington tribute album, and tells the stories behind some of his hits.
In the summer of 1990, you could get arrested for selling a 2 Live Crew album or performing their songs in Southern Florida. And that's exactly what happened.
These Three famous songs actually describe how they were written - late into the evening.
A monthly update on our latest interviews, stories and added songs
©2021 Songfacts®, LLC