"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."
Kristian talks songwriting technique, like how the chorus should redefine the story, and how to write a song backwards.
Dwarfs on stage with an oversize Stonehenge set? Dabbling in Satanism? Find out which Spinal Tap-moments were true for Black Sabbath.
Dean's saga began with "Ariel," a song about falling in love with a Jewish girl from New Jersey.
Scaramouch, a hoople and a superhero soundtrack - see if you can spot the real Queen stories.
Taylor talks about "The Machine" - the hits, the videos and Clive Davis.
Eminem sampled the song "Thank You" by the British singer Dido on his 2000 hit "Stan."
The third verse of "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" by Crash Test Dummies ("they shook and lurched all over the church floor...") was inspired by girl whose parents would speak in tongues at their Pentecostal service.
"The Battle of Evermore" is the only song Zeppelin ever recorded with a guest vocalist. It features Sandy Denny from Fairport Convention duetting with Robert Plant.
ABBA's Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson conceived "Dancing Queen" as a dance song with the working title "Boogaloo," drawing inspiration from the 1974 George McCrae disco hit "Rock Your Baby." Their manager Stig Anderson came up with the title "Dancing Queen."
"Constant Craving" by k.d. lang deals with principles of Buddhism, including the cycles of birth and death.
With a message of acceptance and inclusivity, "True Colors" became a gay rights anthem. Cyndi Lauper help form an organization called True Colors United to help support LGBTQ youth.