"The Way We Were" was the first of five Hot 100 #1 singles recorded by Barbra Streisand. She is the only artist ever to receive an Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Grammy as well as record a #1 single and album.
"Forever" by Chris Brown was written for a Wrigley's Doublemint Gum commercial. The full song contains the gum's tagline: "Double your pleasure, double your fun."
The '40s hit "Rum and Coca-Cola" is really about American soldiers soliciting prostitutes in Trinidad.
Katy Perry's song "E.T." came from a beat originally intended for the rap group Three Six Mafia. When her producer accidentally pulled up the beat, Perry asked to use it.
Part of the "Cruel to Be Kind" video was shot during Nick Lowe and Carlene Carter's wedding.
"Walking on a Thin Line" by Huey Lewis and the News is about an American soldier who is trained as a sniper in the Vietnam War. It was written for a documentary on the war.
MTV, a popular TV theme song and Madonna all show up in this '80s music quiz.
Dean's saga began with "Ariel," a song about falling in love with a Jewish girl from New Jersey.
Jim talks about the impact of "The Middle" and uses a tree metaphor to describe his songwriting philosophy.
Richard explains how Joe Walsh kickstarted his career, and why he chose Hazard, Nebraska for a hit.
Many actors have attempted music, but only a few have managed a hit. Do you know which of these thespians charted?
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.
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