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Closer To FineIndigo Girls

The "Doctor of philosophy" in the Indigo Girls" song "Closer To Fine" is based upon a teacher Emily Saliers had actually that had actually a poster of Rasputin on his door.

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Fool In The RainLed Zeppelin

In Led Zeppelin"s "Fool In The Rain," the man goes right into a funk as soon as he thinks he"s been stood up, yet is elated when he realizes he"s been standing on the wrong edge, and also it"s all a devastating mess.


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Seven Nation ArmyThe White Stripes

Jack White titled "Salso Nation Army" after just how he would mispronounce "Salvation Army" once he was bit.


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Grazing In The GrassThe Friends Of Distinction

Grazing In The Grass by The Friends Of Distinction was the initially significant hit to usage the expression "dig it" in the lyric.


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Blame GameKanye West

Chris Rock appears on the Kanye West track "Blame Video Game."


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Goodbye Yellow Brick RoadElton John

"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" is one of the few Bernie Taupin lyrics that is more around him than Elton John. The song is around giving up glitz for the straightforward life - not specifically Elton"s M.O.


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Harry ShearerSongwriter Interviews

Harry is Derek Smalls in Spinal Tap, Mark Shubb in The Folksguys, and also Mr. Burns on The Simpsons.


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Allen Toussaint - "Southern Nights"They"re Playing My Song

A song he created and tape-recorded from "sheer spiritual catalyst," Allen"s didn"t think "Southern Nights" had actually hit potential till Glen Campbell took it to #1 2 years later on.


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Jello BiafraSongwriter Interviews

The former Dead Kennedys frontguy on the previous, current and also future of the band, what music makes us "pliant and stupid," and also what he learned from Alice Cooper.


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Top Amerihave the right to Idol Moments: Songs And ScandalsTune Writing

Surpclimb exits, a catfight and also some exceptionally memorable performances make our list of the many memorable Idol moments.

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90s Music Quiz 1Music Quiz

First question: Michael Jordan and also Magic Johnboy appeared in videos for what artist?


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Jeff TrottSongwriter Interviews

Sheryl Crow"s longtime songcreating partner/guitarist Jeff Trott reveals the stories behind many kind of of the singer"s hits, and also what its prefer to be a producer for Leighton Meester and Max Gomez.