"Mr. Tambourine Man" is the only song Bob Dylan wrote that became a #1 hit on the Hot 100.
Prince Markie Dee of The Fat Boys co-wrote the Mary J. Blige hit "Real Love."
Rod Stewart wrote "Maggie May" about the woman who deflowered him when he was 16.
The Hollies hit "The Air That I Breathe" was written in part as a reaction to the smog in Los Angeles.
Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" was co-written by Sarah Hudson, who is a singer-songwriter and a member of the Pop group Ultraviolet Sound. Though Sarah isn't related to Katy (whose real name is Katy Hudson), she is the first cousin of another famous person with the same name, the actress Kate Hudson.
The TV show One Tree Hill got it's name from a song of the same name on U2's Joshua Tree album.
Songs that seem to glorify violence against women are often misinterpreted - but not always.
Was "Pearl" Eddie Vedder's grandmother, and did she really make a hallucinogenic jam? Did Journey have a contest to name the group? And what does KISS stand for anyway?
Many actors have attempted music, but only a few have managed a hit. Do you know which of these thespians charted?
Long before Eminem, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj created alternate personas, David Bowie, Bono, Joni Mitchell and even Hank Williams took on characters.
Scott was Stevie Wonder's bass player before becoming a top session player. Hits he played on include "I Will Survive," "Being With You" and "Sara Smile."
The man who created Yacht Rock with "Sailing" wrote one of his biggest hits while on acid.