Alanis Morisette's "Ironic" helped change the big picture in Melanie Fiona's musical journey when she was young -- "It really made me pay attention to the art of storytelling," she says. Watch her sing the 1996 song in her Billboard Candid Covers session.
"We didn't invent this -- this rock 'n' roll thing," Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon joked, explaining why the band chose to sing the Animals' "The House of the Rising Sun" for their Billboard Candid Covers Session.
When South African rock trio Civil Twilight moved to L.A., one of their first gigs sent them into the desert, where they fell in love with Beck's "The Golden Age" as they listend to his "Sea Change" album along the way.
Watch as country trio Edens Edge performs "Whiskey Lullaby" -- a cover of Brad Paisley's duet with Alison Krauss -- and the three members talk about how a small moment, performing the song onstage with Paisley, shaped the big picture in their musical career.