The Men Without Hats lead singer wrote "The Safety Dance" after getting kicked out of a bar for dancing too aggressively. The song is literally about being safe to dance if you want to.
Johnny Cash's wife, June Carter, wrote "Ring Of Fire" about their relationship.
The Four Tops' "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" was written by the Motown team of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland. The phrase "Sugar pie, honey bunch" was something Dozier's grandfather used to say when he was a kid.
Sweet's hit "Ballroom Blitz" was inspired by an incident in 1973 when the band were performing in Scotland and driven offstage by a barrage of bottles.
The electronic instruments in "Atomic Dog" represent the coming computer age, which is balanced by the instinctual dog, who barks and pants throughout the song.
Sting wrote "Fields of Gold" after buying a house near a barley field and enjoying the majestic sunsets.
Martyn talks about producing Tina Turner, some Heaven 17 hits, and his work with the British Electric Foundation.
These Three famous songs actually describe how they were written - late into the evening.
Tom stopped performing Thompson Twins songs in 1987, in part because of their personal nature: "Hold Me Now" came after an argument with his bandmate/girlfriend Alannah Currie.
Doors expert Jim Cherry, author of The Doors Examined, talks about some of their defining songs and exposes some Jim Morrison myths.
The Evanescence frontwoman on the songs that have shifted meaning and her foray into kids' music.
Country songs with titles so bizarre they can't possibly be real... or can they?
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