One of Tom Petty's most personal songs is "Room At The Top," which he stopped performing because it brought back painful memories.
The Ricky Martin song "She Bangs" found new life when William Hung performed it so horribly on a 2004 episode of American Idol that it went viral.
"Stay" by Lisa Loeb was the first #1 hit by an unsigned artist. Ethan Hawke got it in the movie Reality Bites.
Thomas Dolby wrote "She Blinded Me With Science" so he could direct the video, which was inspired by silent films and set in a "home for deranged scientists."
"No Scrubs" introduced the term "scrub" to the popular lexicon, and defined it in the opening lines ("a scrub is a guy that think he's fine...").
Sting wrote "Fields of Gold" after buying a house near a barley field and enjoying the majestic sunsets.
Tom talks about the evolution of Cinderella's songs through their first three albums, and how he writes as a solo artist.
Armed with a childhood spent devouring books, Mike Scott's heart was stolen by the punk rock scene of 1977. Not surprisingly, he would go on to become the most literate of rockers.
The stories behind the biggest hit songs about trucking.
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.
Despite her reticent personality, Adele's life and music are filled with intrigue. See if you can spot the true tales.
Just like Darrin was replaced on Bewitched, groups have swapped out original members, hoping we wouldn't notice.
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