Alicia Keys got a huge break when Oprah had her perform her debut single "Fallin'" on her show.
The riff for The Sex Pistols' "Pretty Vacant" was pinched from a very unpunk song, the ABBA ballad "S.O.S."
Phil Collins' "Take Me Home" is about a patient in a mental institution and was inspired by the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
Billy Joel's "My Life" was used as the theme song to the 1980 TV show Bosom Buddies, which starred a young Tom Hanks as a guy who lives in a hotel for women by dressing up as a girl.
Snap! was two German producers. When they needed a rapper, they found one on the American army base there and had him rap on "The Power."
"Take On Me" was just a minor hit in Norway until a new version was released with the iconic video, making it a global smash.
Steppenwolf frontman John Kay talks about "Magic Carpet Ride," "Born To Be Wild," and what he values more than awards and accolades.
Queen, Phish and The Stones are among our picks for the best band logos. Here are their histories and a design analysis from an expert.
MTV, a popular TV theme song and Madonna all show up in this '80s music quiz.
Keyboard great David Sancious talks about his work with Sting, Seal, Springsteen, Clapton and Aretha, and explains what quantum physics has to do with making music.
"I'll Be" was what Edwin called his "Hail Mary" song. He says it proves "intention of the songwriter is 180 degrees from potential interpretation by an audience."
Billie Jean, Delilah, Sara, Laura and Sharona - do you know who the girls in the songs really are?
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