Bruno Mars' "Just The Way You Are" was originally written with Cee-Lo Green in mind, but the Gnarls Barkley singer didn't feel it was right for him.
The video for Michael and Janet Jackson's "Scream" was the most expensive ever made, costing $7 million.
"Cruise" climbed from 6-5 on the Hot 100 in its 34th week. In doing so it set a record for the slowest ascent to the Top 5 in the chart's history, which was beaten by Imagine Dragon's "Radioactive" 42-week clamber to #4 three weeks later.
Quincy Jones wanted to change the title of "Billie Jean" to "Not My Lover" so it wouldn't be confused with the tennis star Billie Jean King. Michael Jackson refused.
"Angie" was the only ballad by The Rolling Stones to hit #1 in America.
"Losing My Religion" isn't about religion, but unrequited love. The title is based on a Southern expression meaning "at my wit's end."
Some album art was at least "inspired" by others. A look at some very similar covers.
dUg dIgs into his King's X metal classics and his many side projects, including the one with Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam.
The Doobies guitarist and lead singer, Tom wrote the classics "Listen To The Music," "Long Train Runnin'" and "China Grove."
A Soul Train dancer takes us through a day on the show, and explains what you had to do to get camera time.
Songs where something goes horribly wrong (literally or metaphorically), and help is needed right away.
The Christian rapper talks about where his trip to Haiti and his history of addiction fit into his songs.
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