Patty Smyth was an 80s staple on MTV, but there’s much more to her career — including an invitation to join Van Halen.
It lasted less than a year, but George Clinton’s label, Uncle Jam Records, delivered some deliciously funky albums.
Jean Knight called him out with her 70s hit, “Mr. Big Stuff.” Her portrait of the original player still rings true today.
Written in an hour, written as a joke…there are a ton of hit songs never expected to make the charts. But they did. Here are a few.