Billy Idol got the title for "Rebel Yell" from a brand of whiskey he saw members of The Rolling Stones drinking.
"Heart of Glass" was Blondie's first foray into disco, which turned off some fans. Debbie Harry said they did it because they "wanted to be uncool."
Teen Spirit was a kind of deodorant marketed to young girls. That's where Kurt Cobain got the title "Smells Like Teen Spirit."
Dexys Midnight Runners' "Come on Eileen" is based on a real girl called Eileen that the band's Kevin Rowland had a relationship with in his early teenage years.
Jessie J had a lyric from her song "Who You Are" tattooed on her hip:
Janet Jackson's "Alright" video features Cab Calloway and Cyd Charisse, stars of musicals she loved as a kid.
Fishbone has always enjoyed much more acclaim than popularity - Angelo might know why.
Songs that seem to glorify violence against women are often misinterpreted - but not always.
Producer Rupert Hine talks about crafting hits for Tina Turner, Howard Jones and The Fixx.
Holly Knight talks about some of the hit songs she wrote, including "The Warrior," "Never" and "The Best," and explains some songwriting philosophy, including how to think of a bridge.
Into the vaults for this talk with Bolton from the '80s when he was a focused on writing songs for other artists.
Test your metal - Priest, Maiden, and Beavis and Butt-head show up in this one.