Radiohead's "Paraonid Android" was written after a confrontation in a Los Angeles bar with an irate woman.
The "Don't Stop Believin'" lyric was inspired by Sunset Boulevard, making it perfect for the Rock of Ages musical.
"The House Of The Rising Sun" is a traditional folk song, either about a brothel or a prison.
"The Cave" by Mumford & Sons is based on the philosophy of Plato and his work called "Allegory of the Cave."
If you have a whole day to kill, you can check out the full version of Pharrell Williams' "Happy" music clip, which was the world's first ever 24-hour music video.
The first #1 hit with a rap was "Rapture" by Blondie in 1980. Debbie Harry's rhymes left lots of room for improvement.
The ladies who ruled the '90s in this quiz.
Kristian talks songwriting technique, like how the chorus should redefine the story, and how to write a song backwards.
The story of the legendary lupine DJ through the songs he inspired.
The top Contemporary Christian artist of all time on song inspirations and what she learned from Johnny Carson.
From the cowbell on "Mississippi Queen" to recording with The Who when they got the wrong Felix, stories from one of rock's master craftsmen.
Shows like Dawson's Creek, Grey's Anatomy and Buffy the Vampire Slayer changed the way songs were heard on TV, and produced some hits in the process.
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