Van Halen's first #1 hit was "Jump," an unusual song for the band because the lead instrument was synthesizer, not guitar.
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.'"
"Return To Innocence" by Enigma is based on a Taiwanese chant by a husband and wife. The couple won a lawsuit granting them royalties from the song.
"One Week" by Barenaked Ladies was a #1 hit in America - for exactly one week in 1998.
Marilyn Monroe is the subject of Elton John's "Candle In The Wind," but the song is really a look at how we react to celebrities who die young.
"One Way Or Another" is based on a stalker who creeped out Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry.
One of rock's top photographers talks about artistry in photography, raising funds for a documentary, and enjoying a County Fair with Tom Waits.
The writer of "Rainy Night in Georgia" and "Polk Salad Annie" explains how he cooks up his Louisiana swamp rock.
Did they really trade their guitarist to The Doobie Brothers? Are they named after something naughty? And what's up with the band name?
Michael tells the story of "Send Me On My Way," and explains why some of the words in the song don't have a literal meaning.
The "How Country Feels" singer talks Skynyrd and songwriting.
Known in America for the hit "If You Leave," OMD is a huge influence on modern electronic music.
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