The song "Knock On Wood" was confusing to UK listeners because the saying there is "Touch Wood."
"(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay," released a month after Otis Redding died, was the first song to hit #1 in America after the artist died.
Two tears roll down Sinead O'Connor's face. toward the end of the video for "Nothing Compares 2 U." They were shed because she associated the song's lyrics of love and loss with her mother, who was killed in a car accident in 1985.
After Cher revived "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)" in 1990, Salt-N-Pepa released "Shoop" and Whitney Houston had a #1 hit with "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)."
"Womanizer" was Britney Spears' comeback song, going to #1 about 10 months after she was institutionalized to get treatment for addictions and mental health issues.
Don Johnson, who starred as Sonny Crockett in Miami Vice, had a #5 hit in 1986 with "Heartbeat."
David Gray explains the significance of the word "Babylon," and talks about how songs are a form of active imagination, with lyrics that reveal what's inside us.
Joe talks about the challenges of of making a Duke Ellington tribute album, and tells the stories behind some of his hits.
"Mr. Jones" took on new meaning when the song about a misguided view of fame made Adam famous.
In 1986, a Stephen King novella was made into a movie, with a classic song serving as title, soundtrack and tone.
Laura Nyro talks about her complex, emotionally rich songwriting and how she supports women's culture through her art.
The frontman for one of Canada's most well-known punk rock bands talks about his Eddie Vedder encounter, Billy Talent's new album, and the importance of rock and roll.