Jack & Diane started off as an interracial couple; Mellencamp took race references out of the song at the request of his record company.
Thanks to a Newsweek article, there was a long-standing rumor that Bob Dylan stole the song "Blowin' In The Wind."
"Losing My Religion" isn't about religion, but unrequited love. The title is based on a Southern expression meaning "at my wit's end."
In the UK, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" returns to the chart every Halloween, a tradition started in 2007.
Bruno Mars' "Just The Way You Are" was originally written with Cee-Lo Green in mind, but the Gnarls Barkley singer didn't feel it was right for him.
References to David Bowie, Tom Waits and Allan Ginsburg are peppered into the Bush song "Everything Zen."
We've heard of artists putting their hearts into their music, but some take it literally.
Don breaks down "Hotel California" and other songs he wrote as a member of the Eagles. Now we know where the "warm smell of colitas" came from.
Lita talks about how they wrote songs in The Runaways, and how she feels about her biggest hit being written by somebody else.
Was a Beatles song a TV theme? And who came up with those Fresh Prince and Sopranos songs?
Chris tells the story of "Wicked Game," talks milkshakes and moonpies at Sun Records, and explains why women always get their way.
Jon Anderson breaks down the Yes classic "Seen All Good People" and talks about his 1000 Hands album, which features Chick Corea, Rick Derringer, Ian Anderson, and many other luminaries.