A lot may have changed in the last fifty years, but at least one rule of American popular culture has stayed the same: a hot summer needs a hot soundtrack.... READ ON
When these stars weren't acting, they were singing.... READ ON
Hearing the “Wheels on the Bus” a hundred times a day might cause parents a lot of pain, but when children hear that song (or any other) in the emergency room, it eases theirs. A new study finds that when kids listen to music in the ER it alleviates hurt and distress.... READ ON
Every Disney fan knows Richard Sherman and Alan Menken. Even non-fans can’t help but know their songs practically through osmosis. You don’t have to be a Disneyphile to know the earwig “It’s a Small World” (Sherman) or hum along to “A Whole New World” (Menken).... READ ON
Here's what went into some of the most recognizable album covers in music history.... READ ON
This week the world of Tuvan throat singing lost one of its greats, when Kongar-ol Ondar died after suffering a brain hemorrhage. Ondar played a large role in popularizing the multi-note singing tradition of Tuva, a Russian republic bordering on Mongolia. ... READ ON
Here's a tip of the cap to seven speed demon songwriters who whipped up some of their biggest hits in a matter of hours.... READ ON
Atticus Finch's final speech in To Kill a Mockingbird was shot in one take.