Prince Markie Dee of The Fat Boys co-wrote the Mary J. Blige hit "Real Love."
The Destiny's Child "Independent Women Part I" video was directed by the same guy who did the Hunger Games movies.
"In The Air Tonight" by Phil Collins was revived when it was used in the first episode of Miami Vice, three years after it was released.
"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."
Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" started life in a writing session between Dr. Luke and Sacha Skarbek intended for Beyonce. However, as the song progressed, they realized that it wouldn't work for her.
Often heard as a patriotic song, "Down Under" is really about the selling of Australia and makes a strong political statement.
A founding member of the band War, Harold gives a first-person account of one of the most important periods in music history.
The Nails lead singer Marc Campbell talks about those 44 women he sings about over a stock Casio keyboard track. He's married to one of them now - you might be surprised which.
A song he wrote and recorded from "sheer spiritual inspiration," Allen's didn't think "Southern Nights" had hit potential until Glen Campbell took it to #1 two years later.
On Glen's résumé: hit songwriter, Facebook dominator, and member of Styx.
Zac tells the story of Hanson's massive hit "MMMbop," and talks about how brotherly bonds effect their music.
Can you name Def Leppard's only #1 hit in America? Get rocked with this adrenalized quiz.
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