There was only one Grammy ever given for Best Disco Recording. It went to "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor.
When "Believe" hit #1 in America, it made Cher, age 52, the oldest woman ever to top the chart.
Jack & Diane started off as an interracial couple; Mellencamp took race references out of the song at the request of his record company.
"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.
Donna Summer's "Bad Girls" is about prostitutes, but it was still used in the movie Rugrats In Paris.
Often heard as a patriotic song, "Down Under" is really about the selling of Australia and makes a strong political statement.
Nick made some of the biggest videos on MTV, including "The Final Countdown," "Heaven" and "Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)."
Oliver Leiber talks about writing and producing hits for Paula Abdul, and explains his complicated relationship with his father, the songwriter Jerry Leiber.
Fishbone has always enjoyed much more acclaim than popularity - Angelo might know why.
Phil was a songwriter, producer and voice behind many Philadelphia soul classics. When disco hit, he got an interesting project: The Village People.
Rob Halford, Richie Faulkner and Glenn Tipton talk twin guitar harmonies and explain how they create songs in Judas Priest.
A selection of songs made to be terrible - some clearly achieved that goal.
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