"One Way Or Another" is based on a stalker who creeped out Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry.
New Order took the title for "Blue Monday" from an illustration, which read "Goodbye Blue Monday," in the Kurt Vonnegut book Breakfast Of Champions. The image referred to the invention of the washing machine improving housewives' lives.
"Feel It Still" by Portugal. The Man deals with lead singer John Gourley becoming a "rebel just for kicks" after having a daughter and settling down. "It's hard to be a punk when you're thinking about your baby daughter at home," he says.
Ellie Goulding's hit song "Lights" is about her fear of the dark, which forces the singer to sleep with the lights on.
Train's guitarist had to Google an instructional video to learn how to play the ukulele for "Hey Soul Sister."
The kid in Madonna's "Open Your Heart" video became a successful songwriter. His songs include Amy Winehouse's "You Sent Me Flying" and James Blunt's "1973."
How well do you know your David Bowie lyrics? Take this quiz to find out.
MTV, a popular TV theme song and Madonna all show up in this '80s music quiz.
The Third Day frontman talks about some of the classic songs he wrote with the band, and what changed for his solo country album.
The rock revolutionist on songwriting, quitting smoking, and what she thinks of Rush Limbaugh using her song.
Some songs get a second life when they find a new audience through a movie, commercial, TV show, or even the Internet.
How four songs portray Shakespeare's character Ophelia.