"Oh Happy Day" was recorded in a church and sold to raise money for the choir. It's the only genuine gospel song to become a pop hit.
The Beastie Boys' "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" is a parody of Heavy Metal. Kerry King of Slayer played guitar on the track - purposefully out of tune in parts.
Foreigner got the title for "Double Vision" after watching a hockey game where goalie John Davidson got a concussion. It was announced over the PA system that he was suffering from "Double Vision."
"Uncle John's Band" by the Grateful Dead was the first time the phrase "God Damn" appeared in a commercially-released song.
"Airplanes" by B.o.B was written by Lupe Fiasco, who recorded it but decided to pass.
Elvis Costello says "Everyday I Write The Book" is a knockoff of Nick Lowe's "When I Write the Book."
The Creed lead singer reveals the "ego and self-fulfillment" he now sees in one of the band's biggest hits.
When you have a song called "Fire," it's tempting to set one - these guys did.
Smith breaks down some of his worship tracks as well as his mainstream hits, including "I Will Be Here For You" and "A Place In This World."
Kristian talks songwriting technique, like how the chorus should redefine the story, and how to write a song backwards.
It started with a bouncy MTV classic. Nirvana and MCR made them scary, then Gwen, Avril and Madonna put on the pom poms.
A founding member of the band War, Harold gives a first-person account of one of the most important periods in music history.
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