Michael Jackson's "Human Nature" was written by the keyboard player from Toto, who was working on the Thriller album.
"Closing Time" by Semisonic was written by the lead singer when his wife was pregnant. Some of the lyrics are about being born.
"Light My Fire" was the first song Doors guitarist Robby Krieger wrote. Looking for a universal theme, he decided to write about one of the four elements (air, earth, water, fire).
"Frankenstein" by Edgar Winter got its name because it was a monster to edit; they pieced it together like Frankenstein's monster.
"In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" was supposed to be titled "In The Garden Of Eden," but someone in the studio wrote down the title phonetically, and it stuck.
Australian singer-songwriter Sia Furler wrote "Diamonds" for Rihanna in just 14 minutes.
The top chant artist in the Western world, Krishna Das talks about how these Hindu mantras compare to Christian worship songs.
Famous songs that lent their titles - and in some cases storylines - to movies.
Despite her reticent personality, Adele's life and music are filled with intrigue. See if you can spot the true tales.
Jim talks about the impact of "The Middle" and uses a tree metaphor to describe his songwriting philosophy.
A drummer for one of the most successful metal bands of the last decade, Chris talks about what it's like writing and performing with Slipknot. Metal-neck is a factor.
Songs about drugs, revolution and greed that have been used in commercials for sneakers, jeans, fast food, cruises and cars.
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