"Video Killed The Radio Star" by Buggles was the first video to air on MTV when the network started broadcasting on August 1, 1981.
Village People lead singer Victor Willis, who co-wrote "Y.M.C.A.," insists it isn't a gay song - it's about hanging out with your buddies.
Elton John's "Crocodile Rock" borrows a bit from Don McLean's "American Pie." Both songs feature a Chevy, and are about young people who are heartbroken when their music "dies."
The Australian band Jet took their name from the 1973 song of the same by Paul McCartney and Wings.
The closing lyrics in "One Week" by Barenaked Ladies are "Birchmount Stadium, home of the Robbie," which refers to a soccer tournament in Ontario.
Jessie J had a lyric from her song "Who You Are" tattooed on her hip:
The Evanescence frontwoman on the songs that have shifted meaning and her foray into kids' music.
The leader of the Modern A Cappella movement talks about the genre.
An original member of Depeche Mode, Vince went on to form Erasure and Yaz.
Billie Jean, Delilah, Sara, Laura and Sharona - do you know who the girls in the songs really are?
He wrote "She Blinded Me With Science" so he could direct a video about a home for deranged scientists.
The head of Drake's estate shares his insights on the late folk singer's life and music.
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