Rod Stewart wrote "Maggie May" about the woman who deflowered him when he was 16.
When Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" climbed to the top of the UK singles chart in its 19th week, the song broke the record for the slowest continual ascent to #1.
Katy Perry's song "E.T." came from a beat originally intended for the rap group Three Six Mafia. When her producer accidentally pulled up the beat, Perry asked to use it.
"Nobody Does It Better" by Carly Simon was used in the film The Spy Who Loved Me. It was the first James Bond song not named after the movie.
When "Believe" hit #1 in America, it made Cher, age 52, the oldest woman ever to top the chart.
Britney Spears was just 16 when her first single "Baby One More Time" was released. She quickly became a top search term on something called The Internet.
"25 or 6 to 4" to "Semi-Charmed Life" - see if you can spot the songs that are really about drugs.
The first of Billy's five #1 hits was the song that propelled Madonna to stardom. You'd think that would get you a backstage pass, wouldn't you?
These overtly religious songs crossed over to the pop charts, despite resistance from fans, and in many cases, churches.
Justin wrote the classic "Nights In White Satin," but his fondest musical memories are from a different decade.
In this talk from the '80s, the Kansas frontman talks turning to God and writing "Dust In The Wind."
Billy Joel and Hall & Oates hated making videos, so they chose a director with similar contempt for the medium. That was Jay Dubin, and he has a lot to say on the subject.
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