Sam Smith's "Writing's On The Wall" was the first ever James Bond theme song to reach #1 in the UK.
The Hollies hit "The Air That I Breathe" was written in part as a reaction to the smog in Los Angeles.
Mickey Mantle and John Madden both appear in the video for "Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard" by Paul Simon. Biz Markie and Big Daddy Kane do a rap intro.
"Girl Crush" by Little Big Town came from the hashtag #girlcrush, which its co-writer, Lori McKenna, spotted on Instagram.
"Mickey" by Toni Basil was originally a song called "Kitty" by a male group. She picked the new name after Micky Dolenz of The Monkees.
The first single from the Thriller album was "The Girl Is Mine," chosen over "Billie Jean" and "Beat It" because it was a duet with Paul McCartney and thus guaranteed airplay.
Into the vaults for Bruce Pollock's 1984 conversation with the esteemed bluesman. Hooker talks about transforming a Tony Bennett classic and why you don't have to be sad and lonely to write the blues.
The "Lowdown" and "Lido Shuffle" singer makes a habit of playing with the best in the business.
If the name Citizen Dick means anything to you, there's a chance you'll get some of these right.
The head of Drake's estate shares his insights on the late folk singer's life and music.
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.
In this talk from the '80s, the Kansas frontman talks turning to God and writing "Dust In The Wind."