The Four Seasons' "Walk Like a Man" was the first Hot 100 #1 hit to feature a simile in its title.
Celine Dion's 1998 festive tune "The Magic of Christmas Day (God Bless Us Everyone)" came from an unlikely source. It was penned by Dee Snider of the heavy metal band Twisted Sister.
Bob Seger got inspired to write "Night Moves" after watching the movie American Graffiti, which showed young people growing up in his "neck of the woods."
"Cotton Eye Joe" is a folk song dating to the 1800s, but it became a hit when a Swedish act called Rednex did a psychokinetic version in 1994.
The first hit song that was used in a commercial before it was released as a single was "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing," which was written for a Coke ad.
The phrase "Hasta la vista, baby" was popularized in the 1987 Jody Watley song "Looking For A New Love," 4 years before Arnold Schwarzenegger said it in the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
Songs that seem to glorify violence against women are often misinterpreted - but not always.
Martyn talks about producing Tina Turner, some Heaven 17 hits, and his work with the British Electric Foundation.
His song "Into The Night" is one of the most-played of all time. For Benny, it took him to hell and back.
A founding member of the band War, Harold gives a first-person account of one of the most important periods in music history.
Switchfoot's frontman and main songwriter on what inspires the songs and how he got the freedom to say exactly what he means.
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