Is Owl City on a quest for another hit like "Fireflies?" Adam answers that question and explains the influences behind many others.
A popular contemporary folk singer, Williams still remembers the sticky note that changed her life in college.
With a few clues (Works at a diner, dreams of running away), can you name the character in the song?
The Creed lead singer reveals the "ego and self-fulfillment" he now sees in one of the band's biggest hits.
The revered singer-songwriter talks inspiration and explains why she put a mahout in "Drop the Pilot."
Ian talks about his 3 or 4 blatant attempts to write a pop song, and also the ones he most connected with, including "Locomotive Breath."
In Gary Numan's "Cars," the message is that cars lead to a mechanical society devoid of personal interaction. This didn't stop automakers from using it in commercials. Both Nissan and Oldsmobile have used it in ads.
"I Ran (So Far Away)" by A Flock Of Seagulls ends with an alien abduction.
Katy Perry co-wrote Iggy Azalea's hit single "Black Widow." Perry was originally going to sing on the track, but she couldn't fit it into her schedule, so Rita Ora provided the sung vocals instead.
Stevie Nicks wrote "Landslide" before she joined Fleetwood Mac. She was considering going back to school when she and her boyfriend Lindsey Buckingham were asked to join the group.
MTV wanted Weezer to record a version of their song "Hash Pipe" as "Half Pipe" to appeal to the skateboarding crowd. The band refused, and MTV listed the song as "H*** Pipe."
"Baby One More Time" was originally offered to TLC but they passed on it. The R&B trio felt uncomfortable singing "'hit me baby one more time."