Every song tells a story.

Who wrote it? What’s it all about? Where were you when you first heard it? Songwriters and performers are storytellers, and in these soundbites, we peel back the layers to share a story you might not know about some of your favorite songs.

“Down Under” by Men at Work

“The Climb” by Miley Cyrus

“New Sensation” by INXS

“Living on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi

“Promises, Promises” by Naked Eyes

“Seinfeld Theme” by Jonathan Wolff

“My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion

“867-5309” by Tommy Tutone

“The Dance” by Garth Brooks

“So What” by P!nk

“Roses” by the Chainsmokers

“Piece by Piece” by Kelly Clarkson

“Driver’s License” by Olivia Rodrigo

“Lover” by Taylor Swift

“9 to 5” by Dolly Parton

“Without Me” by Halsey

“Sober” by P!nk

“My House” by Flo Rida

“Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran

“Attention” by Charlie Puth

“I Can’t Make You Love Me” by Bonnie Raitt

“Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana

“Believe” by Cher

“When Doves Cry” by Prince

“Uptown Girl” by Billy Joel

“Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac

“Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits

“You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette

“Don’t” by Ed Sheeran

“Hello” by Adele

“Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles

“Mary Jane’s Last Dance” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

“Anti-Hero” by Taylor Swift

“The Way” by Fastball

“Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey

“1,000 Miles” by Vanessa Carlton

“In my Feelings” by Drake

“Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus

 

“Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen