The very American song "What Made Milwaukee Famous" was never a big hit in the US, but Rod Stewart made it famous in the UK.
The hit duet "Somewhere Out There" was written for an animated film about a family of immigrant mice who lose one of their young.
According to the song's writer, Diane Warren, Cher hated the song and she had to force it on her by holding her leg down during a session until she recorded it.
Bono wrote "Sweetest Thing" for his wife to make up for working on her birthday.
"Losing My Religion" isn't about religion, but unrequited love. The title is based on a Southern expression meaning "at my wit's end."
"I Won't Back Down" is a very personal song for Tom Petty. "I thought it wasn't that good because it was so naked," he said.
Richie talks about the impact of "Amazed," and how his 4-year-old son inspired another Lonestar hit.
JJ talks about The Stranglers' signature sound - keyboard and bass - which isn't your typical strain of punk rock.
Kooper produced Lynyrd Skynyrd, played with Dylan and the Stones, and formed BS&T.
How did The Edge get his name? Did they name a song after a Tolkien book? And who is "Angel of Harlem" about?
When a song describes a wedding, it's rarely something to celebrate - with one big exception.
Roger reveals the songwriting formula Clive Davis told him, and if "Eight Miles High" is really about drugs.
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