Over the course of his illustrious career, George Michael gave the world many gifts. One that keeps on giving is “Last Christmas,” the 1984 holiday classic by Wham!, Michael's pop duo with Andrew Ridgeley.
The Guinness World Record holder for longest song ever is based on a 16th-century Indian poem.
In 1998, Cher reinvented herself yet again—and forever changed the way hit songs were made—with “Believe.“
The world's longest saxophone note is too risky to attempt. So is the world's longest kiss.
This digital art piece from Thomas Blanchard set to Chopin’s Nocturne Op. ,9 No. 2 is oddly soothing.
Solmization, or the practice of assigning syllables to the different “steps” of the scale, originated in ancient India.
It’s possible to sing the chorus to Hanson’s 1997 smash “MMMBop” over the chords to Taylor Swift’s 2012 hit “22.”
Britney Spears’s songs, music videos, and live performances defined an era and inspired an entire generation of future pop stars.
In 1994, Mariah Carey surprised everyone—including herself—by coming out with what would quickly become a Christmas classic.
‘Lyrically Correct’ is the ultimate music trivia game for hip-hop and R&B lovers.
The tiny chips held just 60 seconds of pop music, but kids still couldn’t get enough.
The Backstreet Boys’ 1999 smash “I Want It That Way,” which celebrates its 25th anniversary in April 2024, is among the definitive songs—if not the definitive song—of the ’90s teen-pop explosion.
Whether you think it's saying "chi chi chi, ha ha ha" or "ki ki ki, ma ma ma," you know the one we're talking about.
The theremin—a spooky instrument that scored the biggest sci-fi films of the 1950s—was invented by accident.
Taylor Swift once shared recipes for two different versions of her chai sugar cookies—here are both.
The Empire State Building seemingly lit up for "ketchup and seemingly ranch." But not everything is as it seems.
In 1990, kids went crazy for lip-syncing Turtles who were rocking out live on stage—and trying not to pass out in the process.
The Muppets have squared off against everyone from Johnny Cash to Celine Dion.
With their brightly colored short shorts and ridiculously catchy songs, Wham! were the definitive pop group of the '80s—though they were initially seen as a political act.
The last half-century or so has given us some of the best musical movies of all time.
Suggestive lyrics from bands like Twisted Sister led to the 1985 Parents Music Resource Center Senate hearing on whether musicians should be allowed to rock without parental supervision.
Amy Winehouse recorded just two albums during her lifetime, but her singular talent was enough to quickly earn her legendary status.