Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk" was the first US chart-topper to include the word "funk" in the title.
Drake's "One Dance" was the first ever song to rack up one billion streams on Spotify.
Michael Jackson's "Liberian Girl" opens with the South African female singer Letta Mbulu saying the Swahili phrase "Naku penda piya-naku taka piya-mpenziwe." There was some geographic liberty here, as Swahili is not spoken in the West African nation of Liberia.
"All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey was the first ringtone certified Gold.
When Metallica performed in China in 2013, they were not allowed to play "Master of Puppets."
Clarence Clemons, who played the sax in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, had the biggest solo hit of anyone in the group - aside from Springsteen - when "You're A Friend Of Mine" hit #18 in 1985.
From the lake in "Roundabout" to Sister Bluebird in "Starship Trooper," Jon Anderson talks about how nature and spirituality play into his lyrics for Yes.
A renowned guitarist and rock revivalist, Dave took "I Hear You Knocking" to the top of the UK charts and was the first to record Elvis Costello's "Girls Talk."
Even before Soundgarden wrote a song about him, Artis was the most famous spoon player of all time. So why has he always been broke?
The head of Drake's estate shares his insights on the late folk singer's life and music.
The longtime bassist of Earth, Wind & Fire discusses how his band came to do a holiday album, and offers insight into some of the greatest dance/soul tunes of all-time.
The leader of the Modern A Cappella movement talks about the genre.