Lucinda Williams wrote and recorded "Passionate Kisses" 4 years before it was a hit for Mary Chapin Carpenter.
The Fratellis song "Chelsea Dagger" was named for their lead singer's wife - it was her burlesque name.
"Paper Planes" was inspired by M.I.A.'s hassles trying to get a visa to enter America.
The TV show Cheers was nearly canceled after its first season, but the theme song, "Where Everybody Knows Your Name," was very popular. To satisfy viewer demand, the theme was made into a full song and released as a single.
The "Don't Stop Believin'" resurgence started when the Journey song was used in a roller skating scene of the 2003 movie Monster.
"Anaconda" was originally recorded by Missy Elliott in 2012, but the rapper decided to shelf the track so it was re-recorded by Minaj two years later.
A founding member of the band War, Harold gives a first-person account of one of the most important periods in music history.
His song "Into The Night" is one of the most-played of all time. For Benny, it took him to hell and back.
How well do you know this shock-rock harbinger who's been publicly executed hundreds of times?
Before "Rap" was a form of music, it was something guys did to pick up girls in nightclubs. Donnie talks about "The Rapper" and reveals the identity of Leah.
What happens when Kurt Cobain, Iron Maiden and Johnny Lydon are told to lip-synch? Some hilarious "performances."
Even before Soundgarden wrote a song about him, Artis was the most famous spoon player of all time. So why has he always been broke?