"Abracadabra" was inspired by Diana Ross and The Supremes. Steve Miller first met the girl group when they performed together on NBC's Hullabaloo in 1966, and he wrote the lyrics after spotting Diana Ross skiing in the mountains years later.
The first US Top 10 hit with the word "hell" in the title was "Gives You Hell" by The All-American Rejects in 2008.
Avicii's "Wake Me Up" was the first ever song to reach 200 million streams on the Spotify music streaming service.
"Stay" by Shakespears Sister is based on a 1953 B-movie called Cat-Women Of The Moon.
Avril Lavigne has a perfume named after her song "Black Star." It smells much better than her Sk8er Boi scent, which reeks of Axe body spray and road grime.
Celine Dion's 1998 festive tune "The Magic of Christmas Day (God Bless Us Everyone)" came from an unlikely source. It was penned by Dee Snider of the heavy metal band Twisted Sister.
The British reggae legend tells the story of his #1 hit "Close To You," talks about his groundbreaking Shabba Ranks collaboration "Housecall," and discusses his latest project with Robin Trower.
In this talk from the '80s, the Kansas frontman talks turning to God and writing "Dust In The Wind."
With $50 and a glue stick, Bruce Pavitt created Sub Pop, a fanzine-turned-label that gave the world Nirvana and grunge. He explains how motivated individuals can shift culture.
Jon Fratelli talks about the band's third album, and the five-year break leading up to it.
Scaramouch, a hoople and a superhero soundtrack - see if you can spot the real Queen stories.
Many unusual folks appear in Grateful Dead songs. Can you identify them?