The death of John Lennon was an influence on the Stevie Nicks hit "Edge Of Seventeen." He's the one with the "words of a poet and voice from a choir."
The Ben Folds Five song "Brick" is about a difficult time when Folds' girlfriend got an abortion.
Sting wrote "Fields of Gold" after buying a house near a barley field and enjoying the majestic sunsets.
"Grenade" was a term used on the show Jersey Shore to mean an ugly girl. Bruno Mars says his hit song with that title was written before the show started.
"Sail" by AWOLNATION had a remarkably slow climb up the Hot 100. It was the first ever song to spend over a year on the chart before entering the top 20.
"99 Luftballons" by Nena is about a Cold War scare when balloons showed up on radar and were mistaken as a nuclear threat.
The Celtic music maker Loreena McKennitt on finding musical inspiration, the "New Age" label, and working on the movie Tinker Bell.
Whoa man! Do you know which band came up with these cosmic lyrics?
Shaun breaks down the Seether songs, including the one about his brother, the one about Ozzy, and the one that may or may not be about his ex-girlfriend Amy Lee.
The top chant artist in the Western world, Krishna Das talks about how these Hindu mantras compare to Christian worship songs.
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We've heard of artists putting their hearts into their music, but some take it literally.