Cyndi Lauper came up with the title "Time After Time" when she saw it in TV Guide magazine. It's the name of a 1979 movie about a man who invents a time machine.
Phil Oakey recorded his vocals for "Don't You Want Me" in the studio bathroom. The recording was disrupted by guitarist Jo Callis reaching through an open window from outside to repeatedly flush one of the toilets.
"Livin' La Vida Loca" is a Latin pop landmark, but "la vida loca" are the only Spanish words in the lyric - "mocha" is English.
Freddie Mercury considered "We Are The Champions" his version of "My Way." "We have made it, and it certainly wasn't easy," he said.
Fall Out Boy's "The Phoenix" samples the classical work "Allegro Non Troppo," which was composed by Dmitri Shostakovich in 1941. Vocalist Patrick Stump was inspired by "the creepiness" of the strings.
The game Lana Del Rey sings about in "Video Games" is World of Warcraft - her ex used to play it all the time.
The outlaw country icon talks about the spiritual element of his songwriting and his Bob Dylan mention.
Many unusual folks appear in Grateful Dead songs. Can you identify them?
Find out how God and glam metal go together from the Stryper frontman.
Lita talks about how they wrote songs in The Runaways, and how she feels about her biggest hit being written by somebody else.
In the name of song explanation, Al talks about scoring heroin for William Burroughs, and that's not even the most shocking story in this one.
Joe talks about the challenges of of making a Duke Ellington tribute album, and tells the stories behind some of his hits.