"I Got You Babe" makes Sonny Bono the only person to perform on a #1 hit and also get elected to congress.
Jay-Z was going to ask Mary J. Blige to duet on "Empire State of Mind," but he decided on Alicia Keys when he heard the piano stabs on the track.
"Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO was only the second #1 hit on the Hot 100 with "Party" in the title. The first was Lesley Gore's "It's My Party."
The James Blunt song "You're Beautiful" is not romantic: it's a about a creepy subway encounter with an ex.
"Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" by Aerosmith was inspired by Vince Neil from Motley Crue.
Bob Seger co-wrote the Eagles #1 hit "Heartache Tonight."
How a country weeper and a blues number made "rolling stone" the most popular phrase in rock.
You know the scenes - Tom Cruise in his own pants-off dance off, Molly Ringwald celebrating her birthday - but do you remember what song is playing?
If you can recall the days when MTV played videos, you know that there are lots of stories to tell. See if you can spot the real ones.
Jim talks about the impact of "The Middle" and uses a tree metaphor to describe his songwriting philosophy.
Meshell Ndegeocello talks about recording "Wild Night" with John Mellencamp, and explains why she shied away from the spotlight.
Justin wrote the classic "Nights In White Satin," but his fondest musical memories are from a different decade.
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