Neil Diamond's "Cracklin' Rosie" is about a bottle of wine.
Public Enemy didn't appreciate the Bobby McFerrin hit 'Don't Worry, Be Happy." in "Fight The Power," Chuck D raps, "damn if I say it you can slap me right here."
"True" by Spandau Ballet is about chief songwriter Gary Kemp's unrequited love for Altered Images singer and Gregory's Girl star Clare Grogan.
In The Beatles "When I'm 64," Paul McCartney asks a woman if she'll still be there for him when he's 64. In 2006, he got his answer when shortly before his 64th birthday, he and Heather Mills separated.
"Kashmir" is the only Led Zeppelin song to use outside musicians, as it needed strings and horns.
Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk" was the first US chart-topper to include the word "funk" in the title.
The longtime Eagle talks about soaring back to his solo career, and what he learned about songwriting in the group.
The outlaw country icon talks about the spiritual element of his songwriting and his Bob Dylan mention.
A song he wrote and recorded from "sheer spiritual inspiration," Allen's didn't think "Southern Nights" had hit potential until Glen Campbell took it to #1 two years later.
Call us crazy, but we like it when an artist comes around who doesn't mesh with the status quo.
"Mony Mony." "Crimson and Clover." "Draggin' The Line." The hits kept coming for Tommy James, and in a plot line fit for a movie, his record company was controlled by the mafia.
When she released her first album in 1988, Tanita became a UK singing sensation at age 19. She talks about her darkly sensual voice and quirky songwriting style.