The Sam & Dave classic "Soul Man" was re-recorded by Sam Moore and Lou Reed for the 1986 movie Soul Man, about a white guy who pretends to be black so he can get a scholarship to Harvard.
"The Cave" by Mumford & Sons is based on the philosophy of Plato and his work called "Allegory of the Cave."
Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams wrote "Girl" for Kelly Rowland as an encouragement for her to end her relationship with a verbally and physically abusive boyfriend.
Thirty years after Jimi Hendrix played "Fire" at Woodstock, Red Hot Chili Peppers played it at Woodstock '99, but this time the unruly crowd actually set fires and looted.
The song title "Cake By The Ocean" originated from DNCE's Swedish producers using the wrong name for the drink "Sex on the Beach."
The Hollies hit "The Air That I Breathe" was written in part as a reaction to the smog in Los Angeles.
The lead singer and pianist for Procol Harum, Gary talks about finding the musical ideas to match the words.
"When seeds that you sow grow by the wicked moon/Be sure your sins will find you out/Your past will hunt you down and turn to tell on you."
Dave reveals the inspiration for "Feelin' Alright" and explains how the first song he ever wrote became the biggest hit for his band Traffic.
Charlotte was established in the LA punk scene when a freaky girl named Belinda approached her wearing a garbage bag.
On the "schizoid element" of his lyrics, and a famous line from "Everything Zen."
The Creed lead singer reveals the "ego and self-fulfillment" he now sees in one of the band's biggest hits.
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