Van Halen's first #1 hit was "Jump," an unusual song for the band because the lead instrument was synthesizer, not guitar.
"Veronica" was inspired by Elvis Costello's grandmother, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease.
When The Kinks released "Lola," most people didn't realize it was about a transvestite.
Enrique Iglesias' single "Bailando" was the first ever Spanish-language song to reach one billion views on YouTube.
It really was so easy for Linda Ronstadt to score a hit with her Buddy Holly cover of "It's So Easy." She would sometimes change the lyric to: "It's so easy to have a hit, all you have to do is recycle it."
The Jesus Jones song "Right Here, Right Now" was conceived as an optimistic version of Prince's "Sign O' The Times."
The revered singer-songwriter talks inspiration and explains why she put a mahout in "Drop the Pilot."
A talented lyricist, Philip helped revive Neil Sedaka's career with the words to "Laughter In The Rain" and "Bad Blood."
Many unusual folks appear in Grateful Dead songs. Can you identify them?
The original voice of Snap! this story is filled with angry drag queens, video impersonators and Chaka Khan.
Bowie's "activist" days of 1964 led to Ziggy Stardust.
Did this Eagle come up with the term "Parrothead"? And what is it like playing "Hotel California" for the gazillionth time?