Chris tells the story of "Wicked Game," talks milkshakes and moonpies at Sun Records, and explains why women always get their way.
How a country weeper and a blues number made "rolling stone" the most popular phrase in rock.
Their frontman (Chris Cornell) started out as their drummer, so Soundgarden takes a linear approach when it comes to songwriting. Kim explains how they do it.
One of Canada's most popular and eclectic performers, Hawksley tells stories about his oldest songs, his plentiful side projects, and the ways that he keeps his songwriting fresh.
Roger reveals the songwriting formula Clive Davis told him, and if "Eight Miles High" is really about drugs.
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."
Elton John's "Crocodile Rock" borrows a bit from Don McLean's "American Pie." Both songs feature a Chevy, and are about young people who are heartbroken when their music "dies."
The Ben Folds Five song "Brick" is about a difficult time when Folds' girlfriend got an abortion.
"I Swear" was a #1 country hit for John Michael Montgomery before All-4-One made it a #1 pop hit.
It took John Fogerty just 20 minutes to write "Fortunate Son" for Creedence Clearwater Revival's Willy And The Poorboys album..
"Lady Marmalade" is the only song to hit #1 twice in both the UK and US.
Chris Rock appears on the Kanye West track "Blame Game."