"Only Wanna Be With You" by Hootie & the Blowfish is a tribute to Bob Dylan, but Dylan sued them over it for using lyrics from his song "Idiot Wind."
"Hangin' Tough" came at the peak of New Kids on the Block mania. Their writer/producer Maurice Starr wrote it about the struggles the band faced early on. It was #1 in England and America.
The chorus in "September" by Earth, Wind & Fire is "Bada-Ya, dancing in September." Maurice White left it "Bada-Ya" instead of a real word because he never let a lyric get in the way of a groove.
The '60s hit "Then He Kissed Me" covered by The Beach Boys as "Then I Kissed Her."
"Brad Paisley's "River Bank" was inspired by his childhood growing up 500 yards from the Ohio River.
The Beastie Boys' "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" is a parody of Heavy Metal. Kerry King of Slayer played guitar on the track - purposefully out of tune in parts.
Lyrics don't always follow the rules of grammar. Can you spot the ones that don't?
Mike Rutherford talks about the "Silent Running" storyline and "Land Of Confusion" in the age of Trump.
A band so baffling, even their names were contrived. Check your score in the Ramones version of Fact or Fiction.
Switchfoot's frontman and main songwriter on what inspires the songs and how he got the freedom to say exactly what he means.
A scholarly analysis of yacht rock favorites ("Steal Away," "Baker Street"...) with a member of the leading YR cover band.
The evolution of the symbol that was Prince's name from 1993-2000.
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