Neil Diamond originally wrote "I'm A Believer" for the Country artist Eddy Arnold. He was surprised when record executive Don Kirshner passed it instead to The Monkees.
A 1989 track by Kenny G, "Going Home," is the unofficial national closing song in China. The tune is played at the end of train rides, the end of school days, and when malls are about to close.
The Goo Goo Dolls got the title for their song "Iris" from a Country singer named Iris DeMent.
Aretha Franklin didn't drive, but one of her biggest hits was a car song: "Freeway Of Love."
The first hit song that was used in a commercial before it was released as a single was "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing," which was written for a Coke ad.
John Legend wrote "All Of Me" about his fiancée Chrissy Teigen. He sang it to her at their wedding ceremony in Como, Italy.
There are no more rock stars - the last one died in 1994.
What are the biggest US hits with French, Spanish (not "Rico Suave"), Italian, Scottish, Greek, and Japanese titles?
The former Dead Kennedys frontman on the past, present and future of the band, what music makes us "pliant and stupid," and what he learned from Alice Cooper.
The lead singer and pianist for Procol Harum, Gary talks about finding the musical ideas to match the words.
The trail runs from flying saucer songs in the '50s, through Bowie, blink-182 and Katy Perry.
A Soul Train dancer takes us through a day on the show, and explains what you had to do to get camera time.
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