Hoyt Axton wrote the Three Dog Night hit "Joy To The World." He said the "Jeremiah was a bullfrog" line just came into his head after having a drink of wine.
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.
Elton John didn't win a Grammy until 1986, when he got one for singing on "That's What Friends Are For."
"No Scrubs" introduced the term "scrub" to the popular lexicon, and defined it in the opening lines ("a scrub is a guy that think he's fine...").
James Brown's "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine" was the first Hot 100 hit with the word "sex" in the title.
Neil Young later apologized for "Southern Man," calling it "accusatory and condescending" in its portrayal of the American South.
Did they really trade their guitarist to The Doobie Brothers? Are they named after something naughty? And what's up with the band name?
With his X-wife Exene, John fronts the band X and writes their songs.
Tyler talks about his true love: songwriting. How he identifies the beauty in a melody and turns sorrow into art.
Was a Beatles song a TV theme? And who came up with those Fresh Prince and Sopranos songs?
When a song describes a wedding, it's rarely something to celebrate - with one big exception.
Roger tells the stories behind some of his biggest hits, including "Give a Little Bit," "Take the Long Way Home" and "The Logical Song."
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