The leader of the Modern A Cappella movement talks about the genre.
The lead singer and pianist for Procol Harum, Gary talks about finding the musical ideas to match the words.
How did The Edge get his name? Did they name a song after a Tolkien book? And who is "Angel of Harlem" about?
Is Owl City on a quest for another hit like "Fireflies?" Adam answers that question and explains the influences behind many others.
Bridesmaids, Reservoir Dogs, Willy Wonka - just a few of the flicks where characters discuss specific songs, sometimes as a prelude to murder.
Rickie Lee Jones on songwriting, social media, and how she's handling Trump.
The Four Tops' "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" was written by the Motown team of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland. The phrase "Sugar pie, honey bunch" was something Dozier's grandfather used to say when he was a kid.
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.
Liz Phair sang backup on Sheryl Crow's "Soak Up The Sun."
MTV reversed the word "joint" in Tom Petty's "You Don't Known How It Feels" so it was unintelligible, but gave the video a VMA anyway.
In The Band song "The Weight," Nazareth ("Went down to Nazareth") refers to a town in Pennsylvania where the Martin Guitar company was located.
Andre 3000 played all the instruments on Outkast's "Hey Ya" except bass. Aaron Mills from Cameo played that.