"Stay" by Lisa Loeb was the first #1 hit by an unsigned artist. Ethan Hawke got it in the movie Reality Bites.
Jimmy Webb was inspired to write "Up-Up and Away" by a balloon that his friend William F. Williams flew on promotions for radio station KMEN.
Amy Winehouse really did refuse "Rehab." She said she drank because she was lovesick, and "you can't go into rehab for that."
Thirty years after Jimi Hendrix played "Fire" at Woodstock, Red Hot Chili Peppers played it at Woodstock '99, but this time the unruly crowd actually set fires and looted.
"I Got You Babe" makes Sonny Bono the only person to perform on a #1 hit and also get elected to congress.
Jay-Z's "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)" is based on the song "It's A Hard Knock Life" from the Broadway play Annie.
At 80 years old, Yoko has 10 #1 Dance hits. She discusses some of her songs and explains what inspired John Lennon's return to music in 1980.
The Evanescence frontwoman on the songs that have shifted meaning and her foray into kids' music.
Jim talks about the impact of "The Middle" and uses a tree metaphor to describe his songwriting philosophy.
With a few clues (Works at a diner, dreams of running away), can you name the character in the song?
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.
Martyn talks about producing Tina Turner, some Heaven 17 hits, and his work with the British Electric Foundation.
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