The Strokes admitted to purloining Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' "American Girl" for their hit "Last Nite."
The Squeeze song "Tempted" is one of their few with lead vocals by Paul Carrack, who sang the Ace song "How Long" and was in Mike + The Mechanics.
The first rap song to make the Hot 100 was "Rapper's Delight" by The Sugarhill Gang in 1979. At the time, many considered rap a fad that would soon pass.
Avril Lavigne said her Goodbye Lullaby track "Darlin" was "probably" the second song she ever wrote. The Canadian composed it when she was an unsigned 15-year-old living in Napanee, Ontario.
Outkast's "Hey Ya" was the first song in history to rack up 1 million downloads.
Hozier recorded his vocals for "Take Me To Church" in his attic at 3 a.m. one January morning in 2013
The revered singer-songwriter talks inspiration and explains why she put a mahout in "Drop the Pilot."
The top chant artist in the Western world, Krishna Das talks about how these Hindu mantras compare to Christian worship songs.
Songwriters have used cards and card games to make sense of heartache, togetherness, and even Gonorrhea.
How a goofy detective movie, a disenchanted director and an unlikely songwriter led to one of the biggest hits in pop history.
The Celtic music maker Loreena McKennitt on finding musical inspiration, the "New Age" label, and working on the movie Tinker Bell.
Harry is Derek Smalls in Spinal Tap, Mark Shubb in The Folksmen, and Mr. Burns on The Simpsons.