Jay-Z's version of "99 Problems" is a cover of a 1993 song by Ice-T with the lyrics changed to be about Jay's rise to fame.
Bruce Springsteen's "Streets Of Philadelphia" won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1994, beating out Neil Young's "Philadelphia," which was also written for the movie Philadelphia.
In 2010, the biggest-selling song in the UK was "Love the Way You Lie" by Eminem.
Steely Dan's engineer, Roger Nichols, built one of the first drum machines, which they used on "Hey Nineteen."
The movie The Breakfast Club opens with a passage from David Bowie's "Changes" ("And these children that you spit on...")
"Personal Jesus," a song about "being a Jesus for somebody else," was inspired by Elvis and Priscilla Presley.
Switchfoot's frontman and main songwriter on what inspires the songs and how he got the freedom to say exactly what he means.
When he was asked to write a song for the Singles soundtrack, Mark thought the Seattle grunge scene was already overblown, so that's what he wrote about.
"London Bridge," "Ring Around the Rosie" and "It's Raining, It's Pouring" are just a few examples of shockingly morbid children's songs.
Jon Fratelli talks about the band's third album, and the five-year break leading up to it.
One of the most popular classical vocalists in the land is lining up a trip to space, which is the inspiration for many of her songs.
MTV, a popular TV theme song and Madonna all show up in this '80s music quiz.