Katy Perry's breakout hit "I Kissed A Girl" was surprising to those familiar with her past: her parents were pastors and she started off singing Christian music.
Jay-Z was going to ask Mary J. Blige to duet on "Empire State of Mind," but he decided on Alicia Keys when he heard the piano stabs on the track.
There are no actual drums on "We Will Rock You," just lots of foot stomping.
The original "Enter Sandman" lyric was about crib death, with the "sandman" killing a baby.
The TV show Cheers was nearly canceled after its first season, but the theme song, "Where Everybody Knows Your Name," was very popular. To satisfy viewer demand, the theme was made into a full song and released as a single.
The Mission: Impossible theme is in 5/4 time. Composer Lalo Schifrin joked that he did it so 5-legged aliens could dance to it.
The outlaw country icon talks about the spiritual element of his songwriting and his Bob Dylan mention.
A founding member of the band War, Harold gives a first-person account of one of the most important periods in music history.
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Songs about drugs, revolution and greed that have been used in commercials for sneakers, jeans, fast food, cruises and cars.
Cain talks about the divine inspirations for "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Faithfully."
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