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Joe ElyJoe Ely
The renown Texas songwriter has been at it for 40 years, with tales to tell about The Flatlanders and The Clash - that's Joe's Tex-Mex on "Should I Stay or Should I Go?"
Scott StappScott Stapp
The Creed lead singer reveals the "ego and self-fulfillment" he now sees in one of the band's biggest hits.
Jimmy WebbJimmy Webb
Webb talks about his classic songs "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman" and "MacArthur Park."
Al Jourgensen of MinistryAl Jourgensen of Ministry
In the name of song explanation, Al talks about scoring heroin for William Burroughs, and that's not even the most shocking story in this one.
Songs in Heavy Rotation in the Early Days of Mtv
Abracadabra - Steve Miller Band
Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer
Bad to the Bone - George Thorogood
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
Big Log - Robert Plant
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Borderline - Madonna
Born In The U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen
Burning Down the House - Talking Heads
Cars - Gary Numan
Centerfold - J. Geils Band
Cruel to Be Kind - Nick Lowe
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Dancing On The Ceiling - Lionel Richie
Do You Believe In Love? - Huey Lewis & the News
Don't Come Around Here No More - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Don't You Want Me - The Human League
Down Under - Men at Work
Ghostbusters - Ray Parker, Jr.
Girls On Film - Duran Duran
Glory Days - Bruce Springsteen
Harden My Heart - Quarterflash
Hello - Lionel Richie
Holiday - Madonna
Hot For Teacher - Van Halen
Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran
I Ran (So Far Away) - A Flock of Seagulls
I Want A New Drug - Huey Lewis & the News
I'll Melt With You - Modern English
I'm Still Standing - Elton John
Jump - Van Halen
Just A Gigolo - David Lee Roth
Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
Legs - ZZ Top
Like A Virgin - Madonna
Love Is A Battlefield - Pat Benatar
Love Plus One - Haircut 100
Lucky Star - Madonna
Maniac - Michael Sembello
Metal Health - Quiet Riot
Mexican Radio - Wall of Voodoo
Mickey - Toni Basil
Missing You - John Waite
Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
Mr. Roboto - Styx
Neutron Dance - The Pointer Sisters
Obsession - Animotion
Once In A Lifetime - Talking Heads
Only the Lonely - The Motels
Our House - Madness
Our Lips Are Sealed - The Go-Go's
Panama - Van Halen
Pass The Dutchie - Musical Youth
Photograph - Def Leppard
Pink Houses - John Mellencamp
Private Dancer - Tina Turner
Rio - Duran Duran
Rock Of Ages - Def Leppard
Rock the Casbah - The Clash
Rockit - Herbie Hancock
Rosanna - Toto
Saved By Zero - The Fixx
Say, Say, Say - Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson
Shadows Of The Night - Pat Benatar
She's A Beauty - The Tubes
Southern Cross - Crosby, Stills & Nash
Start Me Up - The Rolling Stones
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around - Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty
Sunglasses At Night - Corey Hart
Talking In Your Sleep - The Romantics
The Heat Is On - Glenn Frey
Too Shy - Kajagoogoo
Turn Up The Radio - Autograph
Twilight Zone - Golden Earring
Vacation - The Go-Go's
Voices Carry - 'Til Tuesday
Waiting On A Friend - The Rolling Stones
We Got The Beat - The Go-Go's
Whip It - Devo
White Wedding - Billy Idol
Who Can It Be Now? - Men at Work
Wild Boys - Duran Duran
You Might Think - The Cars
Young Turks - Rod Stewart