Johnny Cash's wife, June Carter, wrote "Ring Of Fire" about their relationship.
"(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" was written by Nick Lowe in 1974. The original version with his group Brinsley Schwarz was kind of somber, but Elvis Costello made it a classic with his 1978 uptempo take.
The CCR song "Run Through the Jungle" is about gun control.
"Crank That (Soulja Boy)" was the most successful digital track of 2007 in the US with 2,909,000 downloads. On January 6, 2008 it became the first song ever to sell 3 million digital copies in the States.
"Babylon," in David Gray's song, refers to London, which was once known as the "modern-day Babylon."
"Tomorrow People" by Ziggy Marley is the first song by a Marley to crack the US Top 40; the highest Bob got was #51 with "Roots, Rock, Reggae."
These Three famous songs actually describe how they were written - late into the evening.
The trail runs from flying saucer songs in the '50s, through Bowie, blink-182 and Katy Perry.
Tyler talks about his true love: songwriting. How he identifies the beauty in a melody and turns sorrow into art.
dUg dIgs into his King's X metal classics and his many side projects, including the one with Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam.
The Creed lead singer reveals the "ego and self-fulfillment" he now sees in one of the band's biggest hits.
The 5-octave voice of the classical rock band Renaissance, Annie is big on creative expression. In this talk, she covers Roy Wood, the history of the band, and where all the money went in the '70s.