Katy Perry says her 2008 song "Ur So Gay" is about "guys who wear the guyliner, steal your jeans, and that whole almost hipster emo scene."
"Teardrop" by Massive Attack has vocals by Elizabeth Fraser of The Cocteau Twins, who wrote the lyric after learning that Jeff Buckley had died.
John Mellencamp considers "Pink Houses" an "anti-American song," laying bare the struggles of the poor and working class.
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" is an English version of a Zulu hunting song from the 1930s.
The fadeout on Drake's "Hotline Bling" lasts 55 seconds - one of the longest outros of any hip-hop hit.
Prince kept doves at his Paisley Park mansion. And yes, sometimes they did cry.
"I'll Be" was what Edwin called his "Hail Mary" song. He says it proves "intention of the songwriter is 180 degrees from potential interpretation by an audience."
How a goofy detective movie, a disenchanted director and an unlikely songwriter led to one of the biggest hits in pop history.
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.
"Come On Eileen" was a colossal '80s hit, but the band - far more appreciated in their native UK than stateside - released just three albums before their split. Now, Dexys is back.
Many unusual folks appear in Grateful Dead songs. Can you identify them?
Paul Stanley on his soul music project, the Kiss songs with the biggest soul influence, and the non-make-up era of the band.