Surprise exits, a catfight and some very memorable performances make our list of the most memorable Idol moments.
Meshell Ndegeocello talks about recording "Wild Night" with John Mellencamp, and explains why she shied away from the spotlight.
The Evanescence frontwoman on the songs that have shifted meaning and her foray into kids' music.
Tom stopped performing Thompson Twins songs in 1987, in part because of their personal nature: "Hold Me Now" came after an argument with his bandmate/girlfriend Alannah Currie.
On the "schizoid element" of his lyrics, and a famous line from "Everything Zen."
We've heard of artists putting their hearts into their music, but some take it literally.
The Austin Powers theme is "Soul Bossa Nova," written by Quincy Jones in 1962 - the same year the first James Bond movie was released.
Lionel Richie hosted the American Music Awards the night he recorded "We Are The World."
You wouldn't know it from the upbeat melody, but "Walkin' On The Sun" by Smash Mouth is about the 1992 Los Angeles Riots.
"Panama" by Van Halen is not about the country or the canal, but about a stripper David Lee Roth met in Arizona.
After 47 visits to the Hot 100, Justin Bieber topped the tally for the first time on September 17, 2015 with "What Do You Mean?"
When Petula Clark reached #1 in the US with "Downtown" in 1965, she became the first female singer from England to hit #1 in the US during the Rock Era (after 1955).