The first rapper with a #1 hit was Vanilla Ice with "Ice Ice Baby" in 1990.
Even though Johnnie Taylor's "Disco Lady" was the first US #1 with the word "disco" in its title, it wasn't a disco tune. He was just singing about disco.
Ronnie Spector nailed the vocal for The Ronettes song "(Walking) In the Rain" on the first take -- unheard of in the perfectionist producer Phil Spector's world.
Props to Aretha Franklin: her song "Respect" introduced the term "propers" as a sign of proper respect.
In 1979, Madonna was a dancer on Patrick Hernandez' tour, where she boogied to his hit "Born To Be Alive."
Country songs with titles so bizarre they can't possibly be real... or can they?
Do you know who wrote Patti Smith's biggest hit? How about the Grease theme song? See if you can match the song to the writer.
Dean wrote the screenplay and lyrics to all the songs in Footloose. His other hits include "Fame" and "All The Man That I Need."
How well do you know this shock-rock harbinger who's been publicly executed hundreds of times?
The country sweetheart opines about the demands of touring and talks about writing songs with her famous father.
Petula talks about her hits "Downtown" and "Don't Sleep In The Subway," and explains her Michael Jackson connection.