"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.
Madonna didn't write "Papa Don't Preach," which deals with abortion. What drew her to the song was the singer standing up to male authority.
The Grateful Dead considered "whipping that chain" and "lugging propane," but settled on "high on cocaine" for "Casey Jones."
"Video Killed The Radio Star" by Buggles was the first video to air on MTV when the network started broadcasting on August 1, 1981.
"All Star" was written as a confidence builder for fans who were bullied for liking Smash Mouth.
Lorde was 16 years and 11 months old when "Royals" topped the Hot 100. In doing so she became the youngest ever solo artist to write and perform a #1 hit.
Armed with a childhood spent devouring books, Mike Scott's heart was stolen by the punk rock scene of 1977. Not surprisingly, he would go on to become the most literate of rockers.
The drummer for Anthrax is also a key songwriter. He explains how the group puts their songs together and tells the stories behind some of their classics.
A big list of musical marriages and family relations ranging from the simple to the truly dysfunctional.
JJ talks about The Stranglers' signature sound - keyboard and bass - which isn't your typical strain of punk rock.
If the name Citizen Dick means anything to you, there's a chance you'll get some of these right.
The "Lowdown" and "Lido Shuffle" singer makes a habit of playing with the best in the business.
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