The Beastie Boys' "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" is a parody of Heavy Metal. Kerry King of Slayer played guitar on the track - purposefully out of tune in parts.
The disco song "Good Tmes" by Chic was a huge influence on early rap, providing the bassline for "Rapper's Delight."
Michael Jackson's 1995 song "You Are Not Alone" was the first single in US history to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart at #1
"At This Moment" was first released by Billy Vera & the Beaters in 1981, and hit #79. After it was used in two episodes of Family Ties in 1985-1986, it went to #1.
Eminem sampled Dido's "Thank You" for his song "Stan," and Dido appeared in his video as Stan's unfortunate wife.
The Arctic Monkeys 2011 song "Suck It and See" is titled after a British saying meaning you should try something to see if you like it.
Rickie Lee Jones on songwriting, social media, and how she's handling Trump.
A popular contemporary folk singer, Williams still remembers the sticky note that changed her life in college.
"Mr. Jones" took on new meaning when the song about a misguided view of fame made Adam famous.
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.
On the "schizoid element" of his lyrics, and a famous line from "Everything Zen."
With the rise of Kindie rock, more musicians are embracing their inner child with tunes for tots - here, we look at pop stars who recorded kids' albums.