KT Tunstall's "Suddenly I See" was inspired by Robert Mapplethorpe's photograph of Patti Smith on the cover of her album Horses.
Lyrically, Elvis Costello's "Watching The Detectives" was inspired by American detective shows; musically, it was inspired by The Clash.
The very American song "What Made Milwaukee Famous" was never a big hit in the US, but Rod Stewart made it famous in the UK.
"Instant Karma" is one of John Lennon's most hopeful songs, written and recorded in one day at a time when he felt people were pulling together in a positive direction.
"Surf City" was recorded by Jan & Dean, but written by Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys. It was the first #1 hit Wilson wrote.
The French part in Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" translates to: "I want your love and I want your revenge."
Mike is lead guitarist with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and co-writer of classic songs like "Boys Of Summer," "Refugee" and "The Heart Of The Matter."
Justin wrote the classic "Nights In White Satin," but his fondest musical memories are from a different decade.
MTV, a popular TV theme song and Madonna all show up in this '80s music quiz.
One of the first successful female singer-songwriters, Janis had her first hit in 1967 at age 15.
Howard explains his positive songwriting method and how uplifting songs can carry a deeper message.
We ring the Hell's Bells to see what songs and rockers are sincere in their Satanism, and how much of it is an act.