Courtney E. Smith
How ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ Got Its Title From a Beatles Song
Original title 'Boy Rents Girl' (understandably) did not connect with audiences.
40 Years Ago: Why Did Cher’s ‘I Paralyze’ Flop?
Album featured some notable contributors, yet was a major commercial failure.
30 Years Ago: Def Leppard’s ‘Adrenalize’ Marks the End of an Era
A look back at the last glam-metal album to top the Billboard 200.
How a Drug Dealer Helped Inspire Eagles’ ‘Life in the Fast Lane’
Band's 1977 hit was third single from 'Hotel California.'
Prince’s Long Goodbye: What We Learned After His Death
The specter of death was following Prince around well before he died on April 21, 2016.
50 Years Ago: Carole King Shakes Free on ‘I Feel the Earth Move’
'Tapestry''s opening track became album's first single, sharing duties with another classic.
5 Years Ago: Prince’s Final Flight Makes an Emergency Landing
Singer was 45,000 feet in the air when he suddenly needed life saving medical attention.
50 Years Ago: Carole King Releases Breakup Song ‘It’s Too Late’
Moody breakup track became fan favorite on singer-songwriter's landmark second LP, 'Tapestry.'
How ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ Changed Everything for Paul McCartney
This single was certified with a gold plaque on the day of its release.