Taylor Swift became the first ever female in the history of the Hot 100 to succeed herself at #1, when "Blank Space" dethroned the songstress' previous single, "Shake It Off" from the top spot.
When the Velvet Underground song "Heroin" got screechy, Maureen Tucker stopped drumming, figuring it would bust the take, but her bandmates kept going. You can hear it at the 5:20 mark.
"Me And Bobby McGee" was written by Kris Kristofferson and first recorded by Roger Miller. Janis Joplin's famous version turned Bobby into a boy.
Sia Furler originally sent "Pretty Hurts" to Katy Perry, but she didn't see the email, so Beyonce ended up recording it instead.
Andre 3000 played all the instruments on Outkast's "Hey Ya" except bass. Aaron Mills from Cameo played that.
"All Star" was written as a confidence builder for fans who were bullied for liking Smash Mouth.
The revered singer-songwriter talks inspiration and explains why she put a mahout in "Drop the Pilot."
The Stooges guitarist (and producer of the Kill City album) talks about those early recordings and what really happened with David Bowie.
A popular contemporary folk singer, Williams still remembers the sticky note that changed her life in college.
The Sevendust frontman talks about the group's songwriting process, and how trips to the Murder Bar helped forge their latest album.
The singer/bassist for Concrete Blonde talks about how her songs come from clairvoyance, and takes us through the making of their hit "Joey."
Writing with Phil Lynott, Scott saw their ill-fated frontman move to a darker place in his life and lyrics.
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