The Hollies hit "The Air That I Breathe" was written in part as a reaction to the smog in Los Angeles.
According to Frank Sinatra's daughter, he hated "My Way," but had to sing it at every show when it became his signature song.
"Kashmir" is the only Led Zeppelin song to use outside musicians, as it needed strings and horns.
"Mr. Roboto" by Styx was written by their keyboard player, Dennis DeYoung, who used Japanese words and imagery to create an allegory about censorship.
"Tenderness" by General Public was partly inspired by the outbreak of AIDS, which at the time was thought to be contagious.
Neil Diamond's "Cracklin' Rosie" is about a bottle of wine.
Revisit the awesome glory of Night Ranger and Damn Yankees: cheesily-acted videos, catchy guitar licks, long hair, and lyrics that are just plain relatable.
Famous songs that lent their titles - and in some cases storylines - to movies.
Daryl Hall's TV show is a hit, and he's been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - only one of these developments excites him.
With a few clues (Works at a diner, dreams of running away), can you name the character in the song?
Go beyond the Wall of Voodoo with this cinematic songwriter.
The "Lowdown" and "Lido Shuffle" singer makes a habit of playing with the best in the business.
A monthly update on our latest interviews, stories and added songs
©2021 Songfacts®, LLC