Some of the most famous questions of our time have come to us in pop songs. "What is love?" "How soon is now?" "How do you solve a problem like Maria?" But do you know the answers? Pulitzer Prize - winning journalist James Ball presents a book of hilarious and fascinating solutions to these queries using data, facts, and science. By revealing the economic status of doggies in windows, what war is good for, and what becomes of the brokenhearted, Ball uncovers what we have always known - that pop music is the key to life itself.