Featured in the 1978 musical Evita, "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" became the biggest selling UK hit by a female vocalist (Julie Covington).
Sting wrote "Fields of Gold" after buying a house near a barley field and enjoying the majestic sunsets.
The video for "Informer" by Snow that ran on MTV was subtitled so viewers could understand what he was saying.
McCartney wrote his duet with Stevie Wonder, "Ebony and Ivory," after a marital tiff with Linda. He told Mojo magazine : "It was like, 'Why can't we get it together- our piano can.'"
"London Calling" by The Clash was written amid widespread fears that the Thames River was going to flood the city.
"How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You" by Marvin Gaye was inspired by Jackie Gleason's saying, "How Sweet It Is!"
Producer Rupert Hine talks about crafting hits for Tina Turner, Howard Jones and The Fixx.
"When seeds that you sow grow by the wicked moon/Be sure your sins will find you out/Your past will hunt you down and turn to tell on you."
A renowned guitarist and rock revivalist, Dave took "I Hear You Knocking" to the top of the UK charts and was the first to record Elvis Costello's "Girls Talk."
When Dave recorded the first version of the song with his group the Blasters, producer Nick Lowe gave him some life-changing advice.
The "All I Want" singer went through a long depression, playing some shows when he didn't want to be alive.
Surprise exits, a catfight and some very memorable performances make our list of the most memorable Idol moments.