The Austin Powers theme is "Soul Bossa Nova," written by Quincy Jones in 1962 - the same year the first James Bond movie was released.
The most famous song to prominently feature a French horn is "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys.
"Peter Gunn" was the first TV theme to hit the Hot 100.
Sarah McLachlan's "Possession" contains passages from letters a stalker sent her. He sued her for $250,000 and committed suicide before the trial.
The Texas songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker wrote "Mr. Bojangles" after a weekend in jail where a fellow inmate told him his life story.
The Goo Goo Dolls got the title for their song "Iris" from a Country singer named Iris DeMent.
Mike is lead guitarist with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and co-writer of classic songs like "Boys Of Summer," "Refugee" and "The Heart Of The Matter."
Despite her reticent personality, Adele's life and music are filled with intrigue. See if you can spot the true tales.
Songs that seem to glorify violence against women are often misinterpreted - but not always.
Danny played guitar on Sweet Baby James, Tapestry, and Running On Empty. He also co-wrote many hit songs, including "Dirty Laundry," "Sunset Grill" and "Tender Is The Night."
Known in America for the hit "If You Leave," OMD is a huge influence on modern electronic music.
Jim talks about the impact of "The Middle" and uses a tree metaphor to describe his songwriting philosophy.
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