The head of Drake's estate shares his insights on the late folk singer's life and music.
U2, Carly Simon, Joanna Newsom, Brian Wilson and Fiona Apple have all gone to Van Dyke Parks to make their songs exceptional.
Some songs get a second life when they find a new audience through a movie, commercial, TV show, or even the Internet.
When you free your mind, your ass may follow, but you have to make sure someone else doesn't program it while it's wide open.
Dean's saga began with "Ariel," a song about falling in love with a Jewish girl from New Jersey.
The Nails lead singer Marc Campbell talks about those 44 women he sings about over a stock Casio keyboard track. He's married to one of them now - you might be surprised which.
"Take On Me" was just a minor hit in Norway until a new version was released with the iconic video, making it a global smash.
The game Lana Del Rey sings about in "Video Games" is World of Warcraft - her ex used to play it all the time.
Sting wrote "Every Breath You Take" at the same desk in Jamaica as where Ian Fleming wrote his James Bond novels.
In Led Zeppelin's "Fool In The Rain," the guy goes into a funk when he thinks he's been stood up, but is elated when he realizes he's been standing on the wrong corner, and it's all a terrible mess.
Before recording "Boom Clap" herself, Charli XCX offered the song to Hilary Duff. However, the singer's people turned down the tune declaring it wasn't "cool enough for Hilary."
Bob Seger co-wrote the Eagles #1 hit "Heartache Tonight."