The Hollies' 1967 hit "Carrie Anne" featured the first use of a steel drum in a commercial pop record.
Elvis Presley recorded "Always On My Mind" in 1972, but Willie Nelson's version 10 years later was the hit and won the Song of the Year Grammy.
"The Best" by Tina Turner was originally recorded by Bonnie Tyler; Turner's hit version added a bridge and a saxophone solo by Edgar Winter.
Bruce Springsteen wrote "Blinded By The Light," which was a #1 hit for Manfred Mann's Earth Band. The "Madman Drummers" line is a reference to Springsteen's first E-Street drummer, Vinnie "Mad dog" Lopez.
Billy Idol's "Eyes Without A Face" is based on a 1959 French movie about a surgeon who abducts young women and removes their facial features.
Ricky Martin's "Livin' La Vida Loca" was the first #1 hit created entirely in Pro Tools.
With a few clues (Works at a diner, dreams of running away), can you name the character in the song?
In 1986, a Stephen King novella was made into a movie, with a classic song serving as title, soundtrack and tone.
Here's what happens when an opening act is really out of place with the headliner, like when Beastie Boys opened for Madonna.
The longtime Eagle talks about soaring back to his solo career, and what he learned about songwriting in the group.
Eddie (played by Johnny Depp in the video) found fame fleeting, but Chuck Berry's made-up musician fared better.
Richie talks about the impact of "Amazed," and how his 4-year-old son inspired another Lonestar hit.
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