Bob Dylan's four handwritten pages containing the original draft of "Like a Rolling Stone" fetched over $2m at Sothebys New York in June 2014 setting a price record for a popular music manuscript.
Ellie Goulding's hit song "Lights" is about her fear of the dark, which forces the singer to sleep with the lights on.
Eddie Vedder often changes the words when he sings "Yellow Ledbetter." The basic story is about a guy whose brother dies in the first Gulf War. Apparently, bad news in the army is given in yellow envelopes.
"Zombie" by The Cranberries is about an IRA bombing in England that killed two children.
With a message of acceptance and inclusivity, "True Colors" became a gay rights anthem. Cyndi Lauper help form an organization called True Colors United to help support LGBTQ youth.
The most famous song to prominently feature a French horn is "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys.
When singers started spoofing their own songs on Sesame Street, the results were both educational and hilarious - here are the best of them.
What's the deal with "Summer of '69"? Bryan explains what the song is really about, and shares more of his songwriting insights.
U2, Carly Simon, Joanna Newsom, Brian Wilson and Fiona Apple have all gone to Van Dyke Parks to make their songs exceptional.
The ladies who ruled the '90s in this quiz.
The former Dead Kennedys frontman on the past, present and future of the band, what music makes us "pliant and stupid," and what he learned from Alice Cooper.
Tom talks about the evolution of Cinderella's songs through their first three albums, and how he writes as a solo artist.
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