The video for "Informer" by Snow that ran on MTV was subtitled so viewers could understand what he was saying.
"(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.
"Take On Me" was just a minor hit in Norway until a new version was released with the iconic video, making it a global smash.
"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.
James Brown's "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine" was the first Hot 100 hit with the word "sex" in the title.
Michael Jackson became the first artist in history to score Top 10 hits in five consecutive decades on the Hot 100 when "Love Never Felt So Good" landed at #9 on the chart dated May 31, 2014.
After studying in Paris with a famous composition teacher, Charles became the most successful writer of TV theme songs.
Prince is shrouded in mystery, making him an excellent candidate for Fact or Fiction. Is he really a Scientologist? Does he own an exotic animal?
Was Dr. Feelgood a dentist? Did the "Crüecifixion" really happen?
Even before Soundgarden wrote a song about him, Artis was the most famous spoon player of all time. So why has he always been broke?
Jim talks about the impact of "The Middle" and uses a tree metaphor to describe his songwriting philosophy.
Bowie's "activist" days of 1964 led to Ziggy Stardust.