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The song ‘Rapture’ by Blondie (1981) was the first single featuring a rap to reach number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. Debbie Harry, lead singer of Blondie, has said many rappers, including the Wu-Tang Clan and Mobb Deep, told her it was the first rap song they ever heard.

Rapture (Blondie song) “Rapture” is a song by the American pop/rock band Blondie from their fifth studio album, Autoamerican (1980). In January 1981, “Rapture” was released as the second and final single from the album. The song became their fourth and last single to reach number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, where …

The song ‘Rapture’ by Blondie (1981) was the first single featuring a rap to reach number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. Debbie Harry, lead singer of Blondie, has said many rappers, including the Wu-Tang Clan and Mobb Deep, told her it was the first rap song they ever heard. Read More »

Sister Nancy, singer of Bam Bam which has been sampled many times by the likes of Kanye West and Jay-Z, didnt get any royalties from her record up until 2014. She was working in a bank in New York and decided to take the record label to court. She now gets 50%.

Sister Nancy Said it Took 34 Years For Her to Get Royalties From “Bam Bam” Sister Nancy’s iconic song “Bam Bam” has been sampled over 80 times. Most recently, Kanye West used it on “Famous” and JAY-Z sampled it on “BAM.” Thirty-five years after releasing her classic debut album, One, Two, Sister Nancy is having …

Sister Nancy, singer of Bam Bam which has been sampled many times by the likes of Kanye West and Jay-Z, didnt get any royalties from her record up until 2014. She was working in a bank in New York and decided to take the record label to court. She now gets 50%. Read More »

In 2012, Demi Lovato did an MTV documentary about her sobriety and how she overcame addiction. 5 years later, she admitted she was on cocaine while filming it.

Demi Lovato: Stay Strong Demi Lovato: Stay Strong is a 2012 documentary film about American singer Demi Lovato which follows her recovery after leaving rehab and her return to the music industry after abruptly cancelling her tour with the Jonas Brothers, putting her career on a hiatus in order to seek treatment. It premiered on …

In 2012, Demi Lovato did an MTV documentary about her sobriety and how she overcame addiction. 5 years later, she admitted she was on cocaine while filming it. Read More »

The vocal effect used in the song Zombie by the Cranberries is known as ‘keening’. This is a wailing sound used in Ireland to mourn the dead at funerals.

Zombie (The Cranberries song) “Zombie” is a protest song by Irish alternative rock band the Cranberries, written in memory of the two young victims who were killed in the 1993 Warrington bombings, Johnathan Ball and Tim Parry. It was released in September 1994 as the lead single from their second studio album, No Need to …

The vocal effect used in the song Zombie by the Cranberries is known as ‘keening’. This is a wailing sound used in Ireland to mourn the dead at funerals. Read More »

Loretta Lynn’s Song “Coal Miner’s Daughter” is 100% a true story. The song describes her dad working all night in the coal mine and hoeing corn all day. Her father really was “a coal miner and subsistence farmer,” and she really was born in Butcher Hollow, KY.

Loretta Lynn Not to be confused with Loretta Lynch. Loretta Lynn (née Webb; April 14, 1932) is an American singer songwriter. In a career which spans six decades in country music, Lynn has released multiple gold albums. She is famous for hits such as “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)”, “Don’t Come Home …

Loretta Lynn’s Song “Coal Miner’s Daughter” is 100% a true story. The song describes her dad working all night in the coal mine and hoeing corn all day. Her father really was “a coal miner and subsistence farmer,” and she really was born in Butcher Hollow, KY. Read More »

Gangsta’s Paradise is one of the few Coolio songs to not feature profanity because it was the only way Stevie Wonder would authorise the sampling of his song ‘Pastime Paradise’

Gangsta’s Paradise For other uses, see Gangsta’s Paradise (disambiguation). “Gangsta’s Paradise” is a song by American rapper Coolio, featuring singer L.V. The song was released on Coolio’s album of the same name, as well as the soundtrack for the 1995 film Dangerous Minds. It samples the chorus and instrumentation of Stevie Wonder’s 1976 song “Pastime …

Gangsta’s Paradise is one of the few Coolio songs to not feature profanity because it was the only way Stevie Wonder would authorise the sampling of his song ‘Pastime Paradise’ Read More »

In high school, Donald Glover was voted “Most Likely to Write for The Simpsons.” In 2006, Glover sent writing samples to David Miner, which included a spec script he had written for The Simpsons. Miner and Tina Fey were impressed by Glover’s work and hired him to become a writer for 30 Rock.

Donald Glover “Don Glover” redirects here. For the Arkansas politician, see Don Edward Glover. For the similarly-named actor, see Danny Glover. Donald McKinley Glover Jr. (born September 25, 1983), also known by the stage name Childish Gambino, is an American actor, singer, rapper, comedian, writer, producer, and director. After working on Derrick Comedy while studying …

In high school, Donald Glover was voted “Most Likely to Write for The Simpsons.” In 2006, Glover sent writing samples to David Miner, which included a spec script he had written for The Simpsons. Miner and Tina Fey were impressed by Glover’s work and hired him to become a writer for 30 Rock. Read More »

The city of Doncaster has road gritters named “Gritsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Anti-Slip Machiney”, “David Plowie”, “Brad Grit”, “Gritney Spears”, and “Usain Salt”.

Doncaster’s new gritters named David Plowie and Gritsy Bitsy Doncaster Council Two road gritters have been named Gritsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Anti-Slip Machiney and David Plowie in a council-run online poll that saw a flurry of witty suggestions. Thousands voted in Doncaster Council’s contest including US singer Curtis Stigers with his offering of Grit …

The city of Doncaster has road gritters named “Gritsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Anti-Slip Machiney”, “David Plowie”, “Brad Grit”, “Gritney Spears”, and “Usain Salt”. Read More »

Meet a French soldier who was taken as a POW and fed only potatoes during his captivity, and survived. Feeling like he should have died, he made it his life’s mission to convince the world of the nutritional value of potatoes, and his tomb in France is decorated with potatoes as a tribute.

Grave of Antoine-Augustin Parmentier If you amble through Paris’s popular Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, among tombs of celebrated philosophers, singers, and playwrights, you may discover a grave surrounded by potato plants. If an admirer has stopped by recently, there may even be a tuber resting atop the tombstone. You have found the final resting place of Antoine-Augustin …

Meet a French soldier who was taken as a POW and fed only potatoes during his captivity, and survived. Feeling like he should have died, he made it his life’s mission to convince the world of the nutritional value of potatoes, and his tomb in France is decorated with potatoes as a tribute. Read More »

“This Land Is Your Land,” by Woody Guthrie, a popular American folk song among patriots, was originally created as a criticism of Capitalism and the U.S. government by a Communist labor organizer.

This Land Is Your Land Woody Guthrie in March 1943 Sheet music “This Land Is Your Land” is one of the United States’ most famous folk songs. Its lyrics were written by American folk singer Woody Guthrie in 1940, based on an existing melody, a Carter Family tune called “When the World’s on Fire”, in …

“This Land Is Your Land,” by Woody Guthrie, a popular American folk song among patriots, was originally created as a criticism of Capitalism and the U.S. government by a Communist labor organizer. Read More »