Michael Jackson's "Human Nature" was written by the keyboard player from Toto, who was working on the Thriller album.
"Instant Karma" is one of John Lennon's most hopeful songs, written and recorded in one day at a time when he felt people were pulling together in a positive direction.
"I Ran (So Far Away)" by A Flock Of Seagulls ends with an alien abduction.
The Hollies hit "The Air That I Breathe" was written in part as a reaction to the smog in Los Angeles.
You wouldn't know it from the upbeat melody, but "Walkin' On The Sun" by Smash Mouth is about the 1992 Los Angeles Riots.
The first #1 hit with a rap was "Rapture" by Blondie in 1980. Debbie Harry's rhymes left lots of room for improvement.
The "How Country Feels" singer talks Skynyrd and songwriting.
Rickie Lee Jones on songwriting, social media, and how she's handling Trump.
Kevin Godley talks about directing classic videos for The Police, U2 and Duran Duran, and discusses song and videos he made with 10cc and Godley & Creme.
When televangelists like Jimmy Swaggart took on rockers like Ozzy Osbourne and Metallica, the rockers retaliated. Bono could even be seen mocking the preachers.
When he was playing Ozzfest with Black Label Society, a kid told Zakk he was the best Ozzy guitarist - Zakk had to correct him.
Phone booths are nearly extinct, but they provided storylines for some of the most profound songs of the pre-cell phone era.
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