Ed Sheeran's first single was "The A Team," a song about a drug-addicted prostitute.
The Four Tops' "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" was written by the Motown team of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland. The phrase "Sugar pie, honey bunch" was something Dozier's grandfather used to say when he was a kid.
The music video for ZZ Top's "Velcro Fly" was choreographed by Paula Abdul.
"Human" by The Killers was the most streamed song on Spotify in 2008, the year that the music streaming service was launched.
"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" is based on billboards John Lennon and Yoko Ono posted two years earlier declaring "War Is Over! If You Want It."
Lou Reed's 11-minute "Street Hassle" features a spoken part by Bruce Springsteen.
The original voice of Snap! this story is filled with angry drag queens, video impersonators and Chaka Khan.
When you have a song called "Fire," it's tempting to set one - these guys did.
Did Rivers Cuomo grow up on a commune? Why did they name their albums after colors? See how well you know your Weezer in this Fact or Fiction.
The "How Country Feels" singer talks Skynyrd and songwriting.
One of Canada's most popular and eclectic performers, Hawksley tells stories about his oldest songs, his plentiful side projects, and the ways that he keeps his songwriting fresh.
Wilder's hit "Break My Stride" had an unlikely inspiration: a famous record mogul who rejected it.
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