Often heard as a patriotic song, "Down Under" is really about the selling of Australia and makes a strong political statement.
KT Tunstall's "Suddenly I See" was inspired by Robert Mapplethorpe's photograph of Patti Smith on the cover of her album Horses.
Irving Berlin said "God Bless America" was "not a patriotic song, but rather an expression of gratitude."
John Lennon got the title of the Beatles song "Happiness Is A Warm Gun" from an article in a magazine published by the National Rifle Association.
McCartney wrote his duet with Stevie Wonder, "Ebony and Ivory," after a marital tiff with Linda. He told Mojo magazine : "It was like, 'Why can't we get it together- our piano can.'"
Cee-Lo Green sang backup on the 1994 TLC hit "Waterfalls."
"25 or 6 to 4" to "Semi-Charmed Life" - see if you can spot the songs that are really about drugs.
Katy Perry mentions McDonald's, Beyoncé calls out Red Lobster, and Supertramp shouts out Taco Bell - we found the 10 restaurants most often mentioned in songs.
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.
Collaborating with T Bone Burnett, Leslie Phillips changed her name and left her Christian label behind - Robert Plant, who recorded one of her songs on Raising Sand, is a fan.
If you can recall the days when MTV played videos, you know that there are lots of stories to tell. See if you can spot the real ones.
Fiona's highly-anticipated third album almost didn't make it. Here's how it finally came together after two years and a leak.