Katy Perry's breakout hit "I Kissed A Girl" was surprising to those familiar with her past: her parents were pastors and she started off singing Christian music.
A one-ton bell was custom made for AC/DC's "Hell's Bells." The recording was slowed to half speed to make it sound like a more ominous two-ton bell.
The band Simple Minds took their name from the line "He's so simple minded he can't drive his module" in David Bowie's "The Jean Genie."
Jack White titled "Seven Nation Army" after how he would mispronounce "Salvation Army" when he was little.
Bryan Adams' 1987 song "Heat Of The Night" has the distinction of being the first commercially released cassette single in the US.
Phil Collins' "Take Me Home" is about a patient in a mental institution and was inspired by the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
Kristian talks songwriting technique, like how the chorus should redefine the story, and how to write a song backwards.
On the "schizoid element" of his lyrics, and a famous line from "Everything Zen."
Here's what happens when an opening act is really out of place with the headliner, like when Beastie Boys opened for Madonna.
Franti tells the story behind his hit "Say Hey (I Love You)" and explains why yoga is an integral part of his lifestyle and his Soulshine tour.
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.
Famous songs that lent their titles - and in some cases storylines - to movies.
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