Snap! was two German producers. When they needed a rapper, they found one on the American army base there and had him rap on "The Power."
The You Me at Six song "The Dilemma" got its title from the Vince Vaughn movie of the same name.
"Do They Know It's Christmas?" by Band-Aid was the first big group charity single. It was organized by Bob Geldof, who a year later put together "We Are The World" and Live Aid.
Gwen Stefani wrote "Just a Girl" as a message to her overprotective father.
The guys from Chic wrote "Le Freak" as a message to a doorman who wouldn't let them into a club. Originally, it was "F--- Off."
"London Calling" by The Clash was written amid widespread fears that the Thames River was going to flood the city.
When he joined Guns N' Roses in 1990, Matt helped them craft an orchestral sound; his mezzo fortes and pianissimos are all over "November Rain."
The hitmaking songwriter/producer Sam Hollander with stories about songs for Weezer, Panic! At The Disco, Train, Pentatonix, and Fitz And The Tantrums.
A founding member of the band War, Harold gives a first-person account of one of the most important periods in music history.
"When seeds that you sow grow by the wicked moon/Be sure your sins will find you out/Your past will hunt you down and turn to tell on you."
The in-depth discussion about the making of Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley, who played Jesus in the 1973 film.
The "A Thousand Miles" singer on what she thinks of her song being used in White Chicks and how she captured a song from a dream.