Seriously, I have nothing really to add: The headline says it all.

I can spend the entire day reading Songfacts.

Last night, I listened to the new single by Norah Jones- great- and with Norah being pretty much underrated and way more than Come Away With Me.

Listen to some of her duets and a few tracks she guest on the Nip/Tuck soundtrack.

Brilliant stuff from a girl with a great voice, great sense of humour- and smart.

In this newsletter, do try and read the interview with Shelby Lynn and also an excellent piece on Richard Marx.

Then, subscribe cos it’s all here- all the music and all the great musicians who make music.

Thanks for the passion, Carl. 

A Virtual Behind The Music

Footloose Creator Dean Pitchford

Dean wrote the screenplay for Footloose and lyrics for the songs – 6 of which made the Top-40. He explains where the name “Footloose” came from and how he wrote the title track in Tahoe with an injured Kenny Loggins.

Dean Pitchford interview

Fact or Fiction: Graceland Edition

Was Paul Simon welcomed in South Africa when he went there to record for Graceland? And who is the Al in “You Can Call Me Al”? See if you can know your Graceland fact from fiction.

Fact or Fiction: Graceland

Ian Astbury of The Cult

The new Cult album came out May 22nd. Ian, who writes their songs with guitarist Billy Duffy, talks about the evolution of the band and how he feels about his time fronting the new version of The Doors.

Ian Astbury interview

Superman in Song

None of The Avengers are likely to show up in songs the way Superman has. Taylor Swift, Eminem and Willie Nelson have all expressed themselves through the Man of Steel.

Rik Emmett of Triumph

Rik’s dazzling guitar work and stellar songwriting made Triumph one of Canada’s top rock bands, with hits including “Lay It On The Line” and “Hold On.” Now he teaches songwriting, and was kind enough to share some of his secrets.

The Music History Calendar

Find out about the incidents, accidents and other surprises that happened on any day with our Music History Calendar.

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The Mighty Songfacts Trivia Quiz

A new quiz is online. Here are two of the questions:

What song has both an original version and a cover with over 100 million views on YouTube?

What Grammy winning singer is married to a professional hockey player?

The Big List of Recently Added Songs:

30 Minute Love Affair – Paloma Faith

Broken Hearts – Norah Jones

45 – Gaslight Anthem

5.15am – Mark Knopfler

Bonnie & Clyde – Eminem

A Man Could Go Quite Mad – Cast of Drood

Adrenaline – Shinedown

After All – Cher and Peter Cetera

Ah, Sweet Dancer – Santana

Alcohol – The Kinks

All In A Family – Loudon Wainwright III

All This and Heaven Too – Florence and the Machine

Allowance – Our Lady Peace

Amaryllis – Shinedown

Amerigo – Patti Smith

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