"Should I Stay or Should I Go?" by The Clash features some Spanish lines by the Texas singer Joe Ely.
Pink wrote "Just Give Me A Reason" about how one partner can feel jilted over something trivial, like how her boyfriend passes her the butter.
"(I've Had) The Time of My Life" was a huge hit from the movie Dirty Dancing. It was used in the climactic dance scene at the end, which was actually the first scene shot for the movie.
The Frankie Goes To Hollywood hit "Relax" is, as the band says, about "shagging." It was banned by the BBC, which sent it to #1 in the UK as listeners flocked to record stores to buy it.
Mariah Carey's "My All" is about her affair with New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.
Elton John's "Rocket Man" is based on a Ray Bradbury story called The Rocket Man published in 1951.
Michael tells the story of "Send Me On My Way," and explains why some of the words in the song don't have a literal meaning.
One of Canada's most popular and eclectic performers, Hawksley tells stories about his oldest songs, his plentiful side projects, and the ways that he keeps his songwriting fresh.
Brenda talks about the inspiration that drove her to write hit songs like "Get Here" and "Piano in the Dark," and why a lack of formal music training can be a songwriter's best asset.
The original voice of Snap! this story is filled with angry drag queens, video impersonators and Chaka Khan.
Faith No More's bassist, Billy Gould, chats to us about his two new experimental projects, The Talking Book and House of Hayduk, and also shares some stories from the FNM days.
Kristian talks songwriting technique, like how the chorus should redefine the story, and how to write a song backwards.
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