The Doobie Brothers' swampy #1 hit "Black Water" is about the Mississippi River, evoking the rafting adventures Mark Twain and Huckleberry Finn.
The lyrics for "Mary, Did You Know?" were written by Christian singer and comedian Mark Lowry, after his pastor asked him to write a Christmas musical for their church. Southern gospel musician Buddy Greene later added music to his words.
"Just Dance" was Lady Gaga's first hit, and it also brought the techno-synth sound that had been popular in Europe for the previous decade to the United States.
"Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson was 2015's best-selling single in both the U.S. and U.K.
The video for Weezer's "Pork and Beans" features YouTube stars Chris Crocker, The Chocolate Rain Guy, The "Peanut Butter Jelly Time" Banana, and the Star Wars kid.
Moby says that "We Are All Made Of Stars" is scientifically accurate, since all matter originates from stardust.
Tyler talks about his true love: songwriting. How he identifies the beauty in a melody and turns sorrow into art.
How Bing Crosby, Les Paul, a US Army Signal Corps Officer, and the Nazis helped shape rock and Roll.
Producer Rupert Hine talks about crafting hits for Tina Turner, Howard Jones and The Fixx.
If you can recall the days when MTV played videos, you know that there are lots of stories to tell. See if you can spot the real ones.
Did this Eagle come up with the term "Parrothead"? And what is it like playing "Hotel California" for the gazillionth time?
Julian tells the stories behind his hits "Valotte" and "Too Late for Goodbyes," and fills us in on his many non-musical pursuits. Also: what MTV meant to his career.
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