The Kenny G instrumental "Songbird" owes much of its success to VH1, which launched a year earlier and played the video to death.
Snap! was two German producers. When they needed a rapper, they found one on the American army base there and had him rap on "The Power."
The Foo Fighters song "Everlong" isn't about Kurt Cobain, but a low point in Dave Grohl's life when he was broke and homeless.
Tone-Loc's "Wild Thing" samples Eddie Van Halen's guitar riff from "Jaime's Cryin'."
Katmandu, the capital of Nepal, was the archetype for faraway mysticism when Bob Seger wrote a song about it in 1975.
A 1989 track by Kenny G, "Going Home," is the unofficial national closing song in China. The tune is played at the end of train rides, the end of school days, and when malls are about to close.
From "Some Day My Prince Will Come" to "Let It Go" - how Disney princess songs (and the women who sing them) have evolved.
He wrote "She Blinded Me With Science" so he could direct a video about a home for deranged scientists.
A selection of songs made to be terrible - some clearly achieved that goal.
The stories behind the biggest hit songs about trucking.
What's the deal with "Summer of '69"? Bryan explains what the song is really about, and shares more of his songwriting insights.
A popular contemporary folk singer, Williams still remembers the sticky note that changed her life in college.