"Ain't No Sunshine" by Bill Withers was inspired by the Jack Lemmon movie Days of Wine and Roses.
"Tenderness" by General Public was partly inspired by the outbreak of AIDS, which at the time was thought to be contagious.
Rihanna was Pitbull's first choice to sing on "Timber," but she wasn't available at the time so he enlisted his RCA labelmate Kesha instead.
"I Just Called To Say I Love You" is Stevie Wonder's best-selling single worldwide. It topped the Hot 100, AC, R&B and UK charts all in the same week.
Bob Seger co-wrote the Eagles #1 hit "Heartache Tonight."
"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" is based on billboards John Lennon and Yoko Ono posted two years earlier declaring "War Is Over! If You Want It."
We ring the Hell's Bells to see what songs and rockers are sincere in their Satanism, and how much of it is an act.
Dave explains how the video appropriated the meaning of "Runaway Train," and what he thought of getting parodied by Weird Al.
A top session musician, Carol played on hundreds of hits by The Beach Boys, The Monkees, Frank Sinatra and many others.
Joe talks about the challenges of of making a Duke Ellington tribute album, and tells the stories behind some of his hits.
When singers started spoofing their own songs on Sesame Street, the results were both educational and hilarious - here are the best of them.
Call us crazy, but we like it when an artist comes around who doesn't mesh with the status quo.
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