Elton John didn't win a Grammy until 1986, when he got one for singing on "That's What Friends Are For."
Wesley Snipes played the rival gang leader in Michael Jackson's "Bad" video.
Michael Jackson's 1995 song "You Are Not Alone" was the first single in US history to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart at #1
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.
Mariah Carey's song "The Roof" is about her first kiss with Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.
Cee-Lo Green sang backup on the 1994 TLC hit "Waterfalls."
The trail runs from flying saucer songs in the '50s, through Bowie, blink-182 and Katy Perry.
Doors expert Jim Cherry, author of The Doors Examined, talks about some of their defining songs and exposes some Jim Morrison myths.
Iron Maiden, Adele, Toto, Eminem and Earth, Wind & Fire are just some of the artists with songs directly inspired by movies - and not always good ones.
Many actors have attempted music, but only a few have managed a hit. Do you know which of these thespians charted?
Was "Pearl" Eddie Vedder's grandmother, and did she really make a hallucinogenic jam? Did Journey have a contest to name the group? And what does KISS stand for anyway?
Is "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" about Vietnam? Was John Fogerty really born on a Bayou? It's the CCR edition of Fact or Fiction.
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