The Cure's "Lullaby" is based on a recurring nightmare frontman Robert Smith had as a child where he was eaten by a giant spider.
The Hall & Oates hit "Everything Your Heart Desires" has no rhymes.
"Louie Louie" was first recorded in 1955 by an R&B singer named Richard Berry, and his lyrics are easy to understand. When The Kingsmen recorded the hit version, their lyrics were indecipherable.
"All Star" was written as a confidence builder for fans who were bullied for liking Smash Mouth.
"Angie" was the only ballad by The Rolling Stones to hit #1 in America.
Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits wrote "Private Dancer," which went to Tina Turner when he realized it wasn't a song for a man to sing.
Gary Lewis and the Playboys had seven Top 10 hits despite competition from The Beatles. Gary talks about the hits, his famous father, and getting drafted.
Doubt led to drive for Francis, who still isn't sure why one of Status Quo's biggest hits is so beloved.
Dean wrote the screenplay and lyrics to all the songs in Footloose. His other hits include "Fame" and "All The Man That I Need."
The man who brought us "Red Skies" and "Saved By Zero" is now an organic farmer in France.
Just how much did these monsters of rock dabble in the occult?
Meshell Ndegeocello talks about recording "Wild Night" with John Mellencamp, and explains why she shied away from the spotlight.