The first #1 hit with a rap was "Rapture" by Blondie in 1980. Debbie Harry's rhymes left lots of room for improvement.
The first Huey Lewis & the News hit, "Do You Believe In Love?," is a cover of a song Mutt Lange wrote three years earlier called "We Both Believe In Love."
Iggy Pop wrote "Lust For Life" with David Bowie, who came up with the music on a ukulele.
Stevie Wonder wrote the Rufus funk classic "Tell Me Something Good."
When the Velvet Underground song "Heroin" got screechy, Maureen Tucker stopped drumming, figuring it would bust the take, but her bandmates kept going. You can hear it at the 5:20 mark.
The Pretenders are named after the 1956 song "The Great Pretender" by The Platters.
The men of Sparks on their album Hippopotamus, and how Morrissey handled it when they suggested he lighten up.
Can you be married in one country but not another? Only if you're part of a gay couple. One of the first famous singers to come out as a lesbian, Janis wrote a song about it.
Iron Maiden, Adele, Toto, Eminem and Earth, Wind & Fire are just some of the artists with songs directly inspired by movies - and not always good ones.
Here is the church, here is the steeple - see if you can identify these lyrics that reference church.
Untangling the events that led to the "Stairway To Heaven" lawsuit.
At 80 years old, Yoko has 10 #1 Dance hits. She discusses some of her songs and explains what inspired John Lennon's return to music in 1980.