The Four Seasons' "Walk Like a Man" was the first Hot 100 #1 hit to feature a simile in its title.
David Bowie's "Space Oddity" tells the story of an astronaut who cuts off communication and floats into space. The BBC used it extensively in their coverage of the 1969 moon landing - an odd choice considering the lyrics.
"After Midnight" was written by the Oklahoma guitarist J.J. Cale, who was dirt poor until Eric Clapton recorded his song and turned it into a hit.
After 47 visits to the Hot 100, Justin Bieber topped the tally for the first time on September 17, 2015 with "What Do You Mean?"
The first country song to win a Grammy for Record of the Year was "Not Ready To Make Nice" by The Dixie Chicks in 2007.
The Destiny's Child "Independent Women Part I" video was directed by the same guy who did the Hunger Games movies.
A popular contemporary folk singer, Williams still remembers the sticky note that changed her life in college.
The outlaw country icon talks about the spiritual element of his songwriting and his Bob Dylan mention.
Tom talks about the evolution of Cinderella's songs through their first three albums, and how he writes as a solo artist.
The king of Christian worship music explains talks about writing songs for troubled times.
He wrote "She Blinded Me With Science" so he could direct a video about a home for deranged scientists.
How did The Edge get his name? Did they name a song after a Tolkien book? And who is "Angel of Harlem" about?
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