"Are You Gonna Go My Way" by Lenny Kravitz is from the perspective of Jesus Christ: "I am the chosen I'm the one."
Village People lead singer Victor Willis, who co-wrote "Y.M.C.A.," insists it isn't a gay song - it's about hanging out with your buddies.
The French part in Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" translates to: "I want your love and I want your revenge."
"Come Dancing" by The Kinks was inspired by the older sister of Ray Davies, who would make guys take her out dancing and spend their money on her, only to send them home frustrated with just a peck on the cheek.
"Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?" was written by Boy George about his relationship with Culture Club's drummer Jon Moss.
It took John Fogerty just 20 minutes to write "Fortunate Son" for Creedence Clearwater Revival's Willy And The Poorboys album..
The top chant artist in the Western world, Krishna Das talks about how these Hindu mantras compare to Christian worship songs.
Famous songs that lent their titles - and in some cases storylines - to movies.
Cain talks about the divine inspirations for "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Faithfully."
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have some rather unusual song titles - see if you can spot the real ones.
Kristian talks songwriting technique, like how the chorus should redefine the story, and how to write a song backwards.
Franti tells the story behind his hit "Say Hey (I Love You)" and explains why yoga is an integral part of his lifestyle and his Soulshine tour.
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