Prince kept doves at his Paisley Park mansion. And yes, sometimes they did cry.
Freddie Mercury considered "We Are The Champions" his version of "My Way." "We have made it, and it certainly wasn't easy," he said.
Al Gore chose an inspiring but obscure campaign song when he ran for president in 2000: "Let The Day Begin" by The Call.
The Strokes admitted to purloining Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' "American Girl" for their hit "Last Nite."
The video for Michael and Janet Jackson's "Scream" was the most expensive ever made, costing $7 million.
Irving Berlin said "God Bless America" was "not a patriotic song, but rather an expression of gratitude."
Since emerging from MySpace with her hit "Bubbly," Colbie has become a top songwriter, even crafting a hit with Taylor Swift.
In 1986, a Stephen King novella was made into a movie, with a classic song serving as title, soundtrack and tone.
Dean's saga began with "Ariel," a song about falling in love with a Jewish girl from New Jersey.
Chad tells tales from his time as drummer for Nirvana, and talks about his group Before Cars.
The leader of the Modern A Cappella movement talks about the genre.
It wasn't her biggest hit as a songwriter (that would be "Bette Davis Eyes"), but "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" had a family connection for Jackie.
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