The first rapper with a #1 hit was Vanilla Ice with "Ice Ice Baby" in 1990.
"Sweet Child O' Mine" is about Erin Everly, who was Axl Rose's girlfriend at the time. She is the daughter of Don Everly of the Everly Brothers.
The "Highway To Hell" is the Canning Highway in Australia, which seems to go on forever, at least according to AC/DC.
"I Won't Back Down" is a very personal song for Tom Petty. "I thought it wasn't that good because it was so naked," he said.
The first time Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham and John Paul Jones all recorded together in the studio was when they backed American singer PJ Proby on his Three Week Hero album.
Janet Jackson's "Alright" video features Cab Calloway and Cyd Charisse, stars of musicals she loved as a kid.
John Lennon, Paul Simon and Lynyrd Skynyrd are some of the artists who have written revenge songs. Do you know who they wrote them about?
Lita talks about how they wrote songs in The Runaways, and how she feels about her biggest hit being written by somebody else.
Phil was a songwriter, producer and voice behind many Philadelphia soul classics. When disco hit, he got an interesting project: The Village People.
The renown rock singer talks about "The House of the Rising Sun" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood."
Do you know who recorded the original versions of these ten hit songs?
Many actors have attempted music, but only a few have managed a hit. Do you know which of these thespians charted?
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