Props to Aretha Franklin: her song "Respect" introduced the term "propers" as a sign of proper respect.
"The House Of The Rising Sun" is a traditional folk song, either about a brothel or a prison.
The Hollies hit "The Air That I Breathe" was written in part as a reaction to the smog in Los Angeles.
The drum sound on Buddy Knox's 1957 US #1 hit "Party Doll" was actually made by a cardboard box filled with cotton.
The most famous song to prominently feature a French horn is "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys.
Al Green wrote the lyrics for “Let's Stay Together” in five minutes after Willie Mitchell gave him a rough mix of a tune that he and drummer Al Jackson had developed.
Bob was the bass player and lyricist for the first two Ozzy Osbourne albums. Here's how he wrote songs like "Crazy Train" and "Mr. Crowley" with Ozzy and Randy Rhoads.
The lead singer/lyricist for Anberlin breaks down "Impossible" and covers some tracks from their 2012 album Vital.
How well do you know the 007 theme songs?
Doors expert Jim Cherry, author of The Doors Examined, talks about some of their defining songs and exposes some Jim Morrison myths.
Chris Stein of Blondie shares photos and stories from his book about the New York City punk scene.
The Canadian superstar talks about his sudden rise to fame, and tells the stories behind his hits "Sunglasses At Night," "Boy In The Box" and "Never Surrender."