The first rap song to make the Hot 100 was "Rapper's Delight" by The Sugarhill Gang in 1979. At the time, many considered rap a fad that would soon pass.
The Mary J. Blige song "No More Drama" samples the theme to the appropriately dramatic soap opera The Young And The Restless.
The original "Enter Sandman" lyric was about crib death, with the "sandman" killing a baby.
The line, "Gotta keep 'em separated" in "Come Out And Play" by The Offspring came to lead singer Dexter Holland when he was a medical student and needed to keep bacteria samples away from each other.
Prince Markie Dee of The Fat Boys co-wrote the Mary J. Blige hit "Real Love."
The Ozzy Osbourne song "Mr. Crowley" is about Aleister Crowley, a British practitioner of dark magic in the early 1900s.
How did The Edge get his name? Did they name a song after a Tolkien book? And who is "Angel of Harlem" about?
The Evanescence frontwoman on the songs that have shifted meaning and her foray into kids' music.
"Mr. Jones" took on new meaning when the song about a misguided view of fame made Adam famous.
The (Meat)puppetmaster takes us through songs like "Lake Of Fire" and "Backwater," and talks about performing with Kurt Cobain on MTV Unplugged.
How well do you know this shock-rock harbinger who's been publicly executed hundreds of times?
Inspired by his dear friend, "Seasons in the Sun" paid for Terry's boat, which led him away from music and into a battle with Canadian paper mills.
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