Sting wrote "Fields of Gold" after buying a house near a barley field and enjoying the majestic sunsets.
Elton John had a huge hit duetting with Kiki Dee on "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," but he's also performed it with RuPaul and Miss Piggy.
The Bangles song "Eternal Flame" was inspired by a display at Graceland that honored Elvis Presley.
Michael Jackson's first #1 solo hit, "Ben," is about a pet rat.
Jonah Hill directed the video for Sara Bareilles' song "Gonna Get Over You." It's a mash-up of Grease and West Side Story.
"Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty is set in Los Angeles, as he mentions Reseda, Mulholland and Ventura Boulevard.
She thinks of herself as a "song interpreter," but back in the '80s another country star convinced Emmylou to take a crack at songwriting.
Since emerging from MySpace with her hit "Bubbly," Colbie has become a top songwriter, even crafting a hit with Taylor Swift.
The Cult frontman tells who the "Fire Woman" is, and talks about performing with the new version of The Doors.
The Guns N' Roses rhythm guitarist in the early '90s, Gilby talks about the band's implosion and the side projects it spawned.
How four songs portray Shakespeare's character Ophelia.
The rock revolutionist on songwriting, quitting smoking, and what she thinks of Rush Limbaugh using her song.
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