More Song Stories Videos
Song Stories - Kasabian, 'Fire' (04:39)
Kasabian delve back to 2009 and tell the story of 'Fire'. Originally planned as a B-side, the Elvis-inspired hit didn't "follow the rules" with the verse and...
Foster The People's Mark Foster tells the story of 'Pumped Up Kicks', his band's massive 2010 hit, including how it tackled gun regulation in the US, the...
Tinie Tempah tells the story of his award-winning, chart-topping number one debut single 'Pass Out', including working with Labrinth and how it was written...
We hear from Disclosure about what went into making their anthem 'White Noise'.
Janelle Monáe tells the story behind her single 'Q.U.E.E.N', working with Erykah Badu and sending a message of 'hope' into the mainstream on her new album.
We get the skinny from Disclosure about 'When A Fire Starts To Burn', the opening track from debut album 'Settle' and hear how it was influenced by Chicago...
French electro-house duo tell the story behind their dance hit D.A.N.C.E, the unusual lyric-writing process, and influence of Larry Levan and Michael Jackson.
Tegan & Sara tell the story behind the writing of 'Closer', the inspiration of Ace Of Base and how they make music work living on opposite sides of Canada.
Tegan & Sara reveal the story behind 'I Was A Fool' and how they turned it into a huge pop ballad in the studio.
Justin Young and Árni Árnason of The Vaccines tell the story of the writing and recording of their song 'Post Break-Up Sex'.
Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay of Justice tell us the story of their huge tune 'Civilization'.
Justin Young and Árni Árnason of The Vaccines tell the story of the writing and recording of their song 'If You Wanna'.
Benga tells us how he created the raw, old-school sound of 'Forefather', how Kano helped him create the "banger" and why wearing Stone Island in the video...
Jared Leto tells us about how 'Up In The Air' came to be blasted into space, chatting to astronauts and how he wrote the song in the first place.
Dan from Bastille explains the story behind the David Lynch-influenced 'Laura Palmer'.
Dan from Bastille tells us about the inspiration for the band's new single 'Pompeii'.
Wiley, 'Reload' - Song Stories (03:18)
Wiley talks us through the writing and recording of 'Reload', and how he came to work with Chip again.
Jared Leto of 30 Seconds To Mars explains how 'Kings & Queens' was written at either end of a flight to South Africa, and where the idea for the...
Wiley talks us through the writing and recording of 'Can You Hear Me?', taken from his new album 'The Ascent' out now.