"Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson was 2015's best-selling single in both the U.S. and U.K.
The Texas songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker wrote "Mr. Bojangles" after a weekend in jail where a fellow inmate told him his life story.
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.
Train's guitarist had to Google an instructional video to learn how to play the ukulele for "Hey Soul Sister."
"In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" was supposed to be titled "In The Garden Of Eden," but someone in the studio wrote down the title phonetically, and it stuck.
"I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues" by Elton John was written for the sister of actress Rene Russo. Bernie Taupin, who wrote the lyrics, was married to Rene's sister, Toni.
Find out how God and glam metal go together from the Stryper frontman.
Some album art was at least "inspired" by others. A look at some very similar covers.
Meet the "sassy basket" with the biggest voice in country music.
Rob Halford, Richie Faulkner and Glenn Tipton talk twin guitar harmonies and explain how they create songs in Judas Priest.
In this talk from the '80s, the Kansas frontman talks turning to God and writing "Dust In The Wind."
The lead singer of Everclear, Art is also their primary songwriter.