What's the deal with "Summer of '69"? Bryan explains what the song is really about, and shares more of his songwriting insights.
Laura Nyro talks about her complex, emotionally rich songwriting and how she supports women's culture through her art.
In the name of song explanation, Al talks about scoring heroin for William Burroughs, and that's not even the most shocking story in this one.
How did The Edge get his name? Did they name a song after a Tolkien book? And who is "Angel of Harlem" about?
John tells the "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" story and explains why he disappeared for so long.
Is Owl City on a quest for another hit like "Fireflies?" Adam answers that question and explains the influences behind many others.
The hit duet "Somewhere Out There" was written for an animated film about a family of immigrant mice who lose one of their young.
The drum sound on Buddy Knox's 1957 US #1 hit "Party Doll" was actually made by a cardboard box filled with cotton.
Phil Collins' "I Missed Again" was originally "I Miss You, Babe," and was a very somber song about his recent divorce. Collins decided to lighten it up and inject some humor into the song.
Train wrote the 2011 song "Brand New Book" for the TV show The Biggest Loser - part of the song was used in the opening credits.
"London Calling" by The Clash was written amid widespread fears that the Thames River was going to flood the city.
"Up Around The Bend" by Creedence Clearwater Revival had a different meaning to British listeners. In England, to go "Around the bend" means to go crazy.