Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler got the idea for "Money For Nothing" after overhearing delivery men in a New York department store complain about their jobs while watching MTV.
"I Got You Babe" makes Sonny Bono the only person to perform on a #1 hit and also get elected to congress.
"Closing Time" by Semisonic was written by the lead singer when his wife was pregnant. Some of the lyrics are about being born.
Ronnie Van Zant wrote the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic "Gimme Three Steps" after making the mistake of dancing with a girl whose boyfriend was in the bar and probably had a gun. He asked for a 3-step head start.
Michael Jackson was only 11 years and 5 months old when the Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" became the group's first #1 . The late King of Pop is the youngest group member ever to top the Hot 100.
In the UK, the first #1 hit with a rap was "Candy Girl" by the American boy band New Edition in 1983.
The longtime Eagle talks about soaring back to his solo career, and what he learned about songwriting in the group.
These overtly religious songs crossed over to the pop charts, despite resistance from fans, and in many cases, churches.
Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Mila Kunis and John Malkovich are just a few of the film stars who have moonlighted in music videos.
Evelyn McDonnell, editor of the book Women Who Rock, on why the Supremes are just as important as Bob Dylan.
The Reverend rants on psychobilly and the egghead academics he bashes in one of his more popular songs.
The Third Day frontman talks about some of the classic songs he wrote with the band, and what changed for his solo country album.
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