Bruce Springsteen originally wrote "Fire" for Elvis Presley in 1977, and even sent him a demo. Sadly the King died before he ever heard it, and it was left to the Pointer Sisters to record the song.
A guy Jewel fell for when she was 16 inspired her hit "Foolish Games."
The Hollies' 1967 hit "Carrie Anne" featured the first use of a steel drum in a commercial pop record.
The closing lyrics in "One Week" by Barenaked Ladies are "Birchmount Stadium, home of the Robbie," which refers to a soccer tournament in Ontario.
Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl" was originally called "Brown Skinned Girl," and was about an interracial relationship.
Bobby Freeman's '50s hit "Do You Want To Dance" was also a Hot 100 hit for Del Shannon, The Beach Boys, The Mamas & the Papas, Bette Midler and the Ramones.
Here's what happens when an opening act is really out of place with the headliner, like when Beastie Boys opened for Madonna.
Songs about drugs, revolution and greed that have been used in commercials for sneakers, jeans, fast food, cruises and cars.
Was "Ring Of Fire" really used to sell hemorrhoid cream?
Doors expert Jim Cherry, author of The Doors Examined, talks about some of their defining songs and exposes some Jim Morrison myths.
If the name Citizen Dick means anything to you, there's a chance you'll get some of these right.
For songwriters, Johnny represents the American man. He has been angry, cool, magic, a rebel and, of course, marching home.