Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk" was the first US chart-topper to include the word "funk" in the title.
"Sweet Child O' Mine" is about Erin Everly, who was Axl Rose's girlfriend at the time. She is the daughter of Don Everly of the Everly Brothers.
One of the first hit songs used in a major marketing campaign was "Start Me Up" by The Rolling Stones. Microsoft paid $10 million to use it in commercials for Windows '95.
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.
A gospel choir appears in Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" video, but the vocals on the song are all Smith - about 20 tracks of his voice were used to make him sound like a chorus.
In Belgium, where the Battle of Waterloo took place, "Waterloo" by ABBA was a huge hit, #1 for five weeks.
When he joined Guns N' Roses in 1990, Matt helped them craft an orchestral sound; his mezzo fortes and pianissimos are all over "November Rain."
John tells the "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" story and explains why he disappeared for so long.
Meet the "sassy basket" with the biggest voice in country music.
Dean's saga began with "Ariel," a song about falling in love with a Jewish girl from New Jersey.
Whoa man! Do you know which band came up with these cosmic lyrics?
Cain talks about the divine inspirations for "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Faithfully."
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