"I Got You Babe" makes Sonny Bono the only person to perform on a #1 hit and also get elected to congress.
Brian Wilson played Barenaked Ladies "Brian Wilson" at some of his concerts. He was "honored" by the song.
"Midnight Train To Georgia" was originally "Midnight Plane To Houston," but was changed to sound more R&B.
"I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me) " borrows four bars from Notorious B.I.G's "The World Is Filled." Jay-Z and Biggie Smalls attended Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School in Brooklyn, New York at the same time.
The movie The Breakfast Club opens with a passage from David Bowie's "Changes" ("And these children that you spit on...")
Eminem spits a total of 1,560 words on "Rap God," earning him an entry in the 2015 Guinness Book of Records for "most words in a hit single."
Some songs get a second life when they find a new audience through a movie, commercial, TV show, or even the Internet.
David Gray explains the significance of the word "Babylon," and talks about how songs are a form of active imagination, with lyrics that reveal what's inside us.
Where words like "email," "thirsty," "Twitter" and "gangsta" first showed up in songs, and which songs popularized them.
Kristian talks songwriting technique, like how the chorus should redefine the story, and how to write a song backwards.
The stories behind "Shine," "December," "The World I Know" and other Collective Soul hits.
Here's what happens when an opening act is really out of place with the headliner, like when Beastie Boys opened for Madonna.