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The Early Movies: Songs Prince Wrote But Others Made Famous

The Late Movies: Songs Prince Wrote But Others Made Famous (Note: due to technical problems last night, this post was delayed. This morning, I’ve got some Prince for U!) Prince has written dozens of hits over his decades in the music business — and many of his hits have been popularized by others. In many cases, Prince [...]

1 New Product & 5 Fun Facts

If the problem with your hot beverage transportation device is that it lacks our logo, you’re in luck! This holiday season, we’ve added the mental_floss travel mug to our store. And if you order between now and 11:59pm ET Monday and use the code EARLYBIRD,* you get free shipping. Whether you’re looking to replace your [...]

The Late Movies: One-Hit Wonders

They’re the songs you can’t get out of your head, no matter how hard you try. Even though you know every word by heart, you can’t remember the name of the band. Some one-hit wonders are a result of passing fads — Rick Dees’ “Disco Duck,” for instance — while others represent careers cut short [...]