"The Long and Winding Road" became The Beatles' last US #1 song on June 13, 1970.
The original "Enter Sandman" lyric was about crib death, with the "sandman" killing a baby.
"Peter Gunn" was the first TV theme to hit the Hot 100.
The "Electric Avenue" in the Eddy Grant song is a real street. It got its name because it was the first street in London with electric lights.
Props to Aretha Franklin: her song "Respect" introduced the term "propers" as a sign of proper respect.
Paula Abdul's "Forever Your Girl" was written by Oliver Leiber, who despite being the son of Jerry Leiber from Leiber & Stoller, was an unknown songwriter.
When singers started spoofing their own songs on Sesame Street, the results were both educational and hilarious - here are the best of them.
Does Angus really drink himself silly? Did their name come from a sewing machine? See if you can spot the real stories about AC/DC.
Do their first three albums have French titles? Is "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" really meaningless? See if you can tell in this Fact or Fiction.
The guitarist/songwriter explains how he came up with his signature sound, and deconstructs some classic Fear Factory songs.
In 1986, a Stephen King novella was made into a movie, with a classic song serving as title, soundtrack and tone.
Known in America for the hit "If You Leave," OMD is a huge influence on modern electronic music.