Sting wrote "Every Breath You Take" at the same desk in Jamaica as where Ian Fleming wrote his James Bond novels.
"Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson was 2015's best-selling single in both the U.S. and U.K.
The hit duet "Somewhere Out There" was written for an animated film about a family of immigrant mice who lose one of their young.
"Your Time Is Gonna Come" became the first Led Zeppelin song to be covered when Sandie Shaw recorded it in 1969.
In the UK, the first #1 hit with a rap was "Candy Girl" by the American boy band New Edition in 1983.
"Panama" by Van Halen is not about the country or the canal, but about a stripper David Lee Roth met in Arizona.
Jim talks about the impact of "The Middle" and uses a tree metaphor to describe his songwriting philosophy.
The powerhouse producer behind Janet Jackson's hits talks about his Boyz II Men ballads and regrouping The Time.
Writing with Phil Lynott, Scott saw their ill-fated frontman move to a darker place in his life and lyrics.
Despite her reticent personality, Adele's life and music are filled with intrigue. See if you can spot the true tales.
JJ talks about The Stranglers' signature sound - keyboard and bass - which isn't your typical strain of punk rock.
"London Bridge," "Ring Around the Rosie" and "It's Raining, It's Pouring" are just a few examples of shockingly morbid children's songs.
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