Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation" was inspired by the tribes that came together at New York dance clubs.
Iggy Pop wrote "Lust For Life" with David Bowie, who came up with the music on a ukulele.
The Black Eyed Peas shot the video for "Just Can't Get Enough" just a week before the 2011 earthquake in Japan.
Producer Bob Ezrin convinced Pink Floyd to put a disco beat and children's chorus on "Another Brick In The Wall (part II)," which started out as a short interstitial for their album The Wall.
"Airplanes" by B.o.B was written by Lupe Fiasco, who recorded it but decided to pass.
In Led Zeppelin's "Fool In The Rain," the guy goes into a funk when he thinks he's been stood up, but is elated when he realizes he's been standing on the wrong corner, and it's all a terrible mess.
When singers started spoofing their own songs on Sesame Street, the results were both educational and hilarious - here are the best of them.
When a waitress wouldn't take him home, Jack wrote what would become one of the Eagles most enduring hits.
The lead singer/lyricist for Anberlin breaks down "Impossible" and covers some tracks from their 2012 album Vital.
Songs where something goes horribly wrong (literally or metaphorically), and help is needed right away.
JJ talks about The Stranglers' signature sound - keyboard and bass - which isn't your typical strain of punk rock.
How a country weeper and a blues number made "rolling stone" the most popular phrase in rock.
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