"Pretty In Pink" by Psychedelic Furs was released in 1981. Five years later, it inspired a movie of the same name starring Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy and Jon Cryer. The song was remixed for the re-release to have more Pop appeal.
"Take On Me" was just a minor hit in Norway until a new version was released with the iconic video, making it a global smash.
The first release of "The Sound Of Silence" was acoustic, and went nowhere. It became Simon & Garfunkel's first hit when a producer at their label overdubbed it with electric instruments.
Jay-Z was going to ask Mary J. Blige to duet on "Empire State of Mind," but he decided on Alicia Keys when he heard the piano stabs on the track.
Fleetwood Mac's "Gypsy" is about Stevie Nicks' best friend, who died of leukemia.
According to the song's writer, Diane Warren, Cher hated the song and she had to force it on her by holding her leg down during a session until she recorded it.
Was "Pearl" Eddie Vedder's grandmother, and did she really make a hallucinogenic jam? Did Journey have a contest to name the group? And what does KISS stand for anyway?
How well do you know the 007 theme songs?
The revered singer-songwriter talks inspiration and explains why she put a mahout in "Drop the Pilot."
Soul music legend Bill Withers on how life experience and the company you keep leads to classic songs like "Lean On Me."
They sang about pink torpedoes and rocking you tonight tonight, but some real lyrics are just as ridiculous. See if you can tell which lyrics are real and which are Spinal Tap in this lyrics quiz.
A popular contemporary folk singer, Williams still remembers the sticky note that changed her life in college.
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