The Australian band Jet took their name from the 1973 song of the same by Paul McCartney and Wings.
Ricky Martin's "Livin' La Vida Loca" was the first #1 hit created entirely in Pro Tools.
When "Believe" hit #1 in America, it made Cher, age 52, the oldest woman ever to top the chart.
"Paper Planes" was inspired by M.I.A.'s hassles trying to get a visa to enter America.
In 1979, Madonna was a dancer on Patrick Hernandez' tour, where she boogied to his hit "Born To Be Alive."
Fall Out Boy's "The Kids Aren't Alright" song title is not a reference to The Offspring's 1998 single of the same name. It actually alludes to The Who's 1979 rockumentary film called The Kids Are Alright.
Dave explains how the video appropriated the meaning of "Runaway Train," and what he thought of getting parodied by Weird Al.
Inspired by his dear friend, "Seasons in the Sun" paid for Terry's boat, which led him away from music and into a battle with Canadian paper mills.
Richard explains how Joe Walsh kickstarted his career, and why he chose Hazard, Nebraska for a hit.
One of the most dynamic bass player/songwriters of his time, Chris is the only member of Yes who has been with the band since they formed in 1968.
With $50 and a glue stick, Bruce Pavitt created Sub Pop, a fanzine-turned-label that gave the world Nirvana and grunge. He explains how motivated individuals can shift culture.
"25 or 6 to 4" to "Semi-Charmed Life" - see if you can spot the songs that are really about drugs.