"Babylon," in David Gray's song, refers to London, which was once known as the "modern-day Babylon."
"Teardrop" by Massive Attack has vocals by Elizabeth Fraser of The Cocteau Twins, who wrote the lyric after learning that Jeff Buckley had died.
"Paper Planes" was inspired by M.I.A.'s hassles trying to get a visa to enter America.
"All Star" was written as a confidence builder for fans who were bullied for liking Smash Mouth.
Celine Dion's 1998 festive tune "The Magic of Christmas Day (God Bless Us Everyone)" came from an unlikely source. It was penned by Dee Snider of the heavy metal band Twisted Sister.
"Peter Gunn" was the first TV theme to hit the Hot 100.
The (Meat)puppetmaster takes us through songs like "Lake Of Fire" and "Backwater," and talks about performing with Kurt Cobain on MTV Unplugged.
One of the most dynamic bass player/songwriters of his time, Chris is the only member of Yes who has been with the band since they formed in 1968.
An interview with Dr. John Covach, music professor at the University of Rochester whose free online courses have become wildly popular.
Justin wrote the classic "Nights In White Satin," but his fondest musical memories are from a different decade.
Devo founders Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale take us into their world of subversive performance art. They may be right about the De-Evoloution thing.
"25 or 6 to 4" to "Semi-Charmed Life" - see if you can spot the songs that are really about drugs.