Behind the Song

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Dig deep into the lyrics of classic rock songs and the storytellers that created them in "Behind The Song," a podcast by The Drive's Janda Lane. Hear what was happening behind the scenes while some of the most iconic songs in rock history were being written.

Episode Date
The story behind Rod Stewart's "Maggie May"
00:13:01
“Maggie May” by Rod Stewart catapulted his solo career when it was released in 1971, and it's based on a real life event that happened to the rock star. Find out more about this timeless tune in this episode of Behind The Song. Watch the video episode on the Behind The Song Youtube channel: https://bit.ly/2DBF4wJ
Oct 06, 2021
Behind The Song: Scorpions "Wind Of Change"
00:18:06
“Wind Of Change” by Scorpions has the rare distinction of being a history lesson within a huge rock ballad, released after the Berlin Wall came crashing down in 1989 in the band’s native Germany. In the years since, it has become a unifying theme song for the circumstances around that event, and singer Klaus Meine has surprisingly had to debunk conspiracy theories that the song was actually written by the C.I.A. as propaganda to end the Cold War. The fascination people around the world have with this song - and its iconic whistle - is a testament to the power of music. Watch the video episode on the Behind The Song Youtube channel: https://bit.ly/2DBF4wJ
Sep 22, 2021
Behind The Song: Neil Young "Heart Of Gold"
00:18:28
“Heart Of Gold” by Neil Young is his only #1 hit, a song that was recorded in just two takes with an assembly of artists in Nashville including James Taylor and Linda Rondstadt on backing vocals. It is a song that stands the test of time, written for the Harvest album when Young was just 26 years old, and its lyrics open a window into the enigmatic inner workings of one of rock’s greatest songwriters. Watch the video episode on the Behind The Song Youtube channel: https://bit.ly/2DBF4wJ
Sep 08, 2021
Behind The Song: Bad Company "Silver, Blue and Gold"
00:12:49
“Silver, Blue and Gold” by Bad Company is a fan favorite from the supergroup, but it was never released as a single. Written by Paul Rodgers for the Run With The Pack album in 1976, it offers a unique look into the mindset of the private rock star, and is one of the reasons why fans can’t believe this multi-platinum arena rock band has still never been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Watch the video episode on the Behind The Song Youtube channel: https://bit.ly/2DBF4wJ
Aug 25, 2021
Behind The Song: Don Henley "The Boys Of Summer"
00:15:48
“The Boys Of Summer” by Don Henley is one of the quintessential end of summer songs, and it has a surprising history. With music written by Mike Campbell and intended for Tom Petty to sing, it ended up being the lead single on Henley’s 1984 solo album, Building The Perfect Beast, and it draws its title from both a Dylan Thomas poem and a book about baseball. Dive into the lyrics and history of this song about the girl who got away at summer’s end - and that Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac - in this episode of the Behind The Song podcast. Watch the video episode on the Behind The Song Youtube channel: https://bit.ly/2DBF4wJ
Aug 11, 2021
Behind The Song: Boston's Tom Scholz and his Rockman (Bonus Episode)
00:06:37
In episode 72 of Behind The Song, Janda unpacked the history of “Foreplay/Longtime” by Boston, and the incredible story of how Boston founder Tom Scholz persevered against all odds to create the sound of Boston on his own terms. Scholz, an MIT graduate with an engineering degree, went on to form his own technology company, and created The Rockman, a portable amp that impacted the sound of rock music in the 80’s and early 90’s. Dive deeper into the story of Scholz and his invention in this bonus episode of Behind The Song. Listen to all episodes wherever you get your podcasts, and watch the video episodes on the Youtube channel at https://bit.ly/2DBF4wJ. You can also follow @behindthesongpodcast on TikTok.
Aug 06, 2021
Behind The Song: Boston "Foreplay/Longtime"
00:19:54
In 1976, Tom Scholz engineered one of the greatest capers in music history when he devised a plan to record Boston’s debut album his own way, contrary to how the record label executives thought it should be done. The result was one of the best-selling albums in rock and roll history, and it all started with an instrumental track that Scholz wrote while studying at MIT years before. That track grew into “Foreplay/Longtime,” one of many hits on Boston’s triumphant first album. Host Janda Lane digs into the incredible story of Boston in this episode of the Behind The Song podcast.
Jul 28, 2021
Behind The Song: David Bowie vs. Axl Rose (Bonus Episode)
00:07:14
Once upon a time in Hollywood, Axl Rose chased David Bowie down the street in a jealous rage over the girl who inspired the Guns 'N Roses classic "Sweet Child 'O Mine." Hear all about that wild encounter in this bonus episode of Behind The Song. For more on the lyrics of "Sweet Child O'Mine," check out episode 71. Listen to them all where you get your podcasts, and watch the video episodes on the Youtube channel at https://bit.ly/2DBF4wJ. You can also follow @behindthesongpodcast on TikTok.
Jul 21, 2021
Behind The Song: Guns N' Roses "Sweet Child O' Mine"
00:16:08
In episode 71 of the Behind The Song podcast, Janda dives into the history and lyrics of "Sweet Child O' Mine" by the band once called the most dangerous in rock, Guns 'N Roses. The song, written by Axl Rose for his then-girlfriend, was a departure from the rest of the material on the band's multi-platinum 1987 debut album, and is a key factor into how the band made it successfully from LA's rock scene to the mainstream. Listen to Behind The Song where ever you get your podcasts, and subscribe to the Youtube channel at https://bit.ly/2DBF4wJ. You can also follow @behindthesongpodcast on TikTok.
Jul 14, 2021
Behind The Song: Elton John "Philadelphia Freedom"
00:17:38
In this episode of Behind The Song, Janda takes a closer look at the lyrics and surprising history of "Philadelphia Freedom" by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Written in 1975 as a tribute to John's friend, tennis legend and fellow equality icon Billie Jean King, this funky hit song plugged into the spirit of America when it was released before the Bicentennial. Watch the video episode on the Behind The Song Youtube channel: https://bit.ly/2DBF4wJ
Jun 23, 2021
Behind The Song: Bob Seidemann, the artist and his "Blind Faith" (Bonus Episode)
00:08:08
In episode 69 of Behind The Song, Janda examined the history and lyrics of "Can't Find My Way Home" by Blind Faith, the short-lived supergroup comprised of Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, and Ric Grech. The album artwork for the band's sole album was so controversial when it was released in 1969 that it was banned in the U.S. It was created by an American artist named Bob Seidemann, a rock photographer who later abandoned the music industry. Listen to find out about Seidemann's story in this episode. This is a bonus episode of Behind The Song. Listen to them all where ever you get your podcasts, and watch the video episodes on the Youtube channel at https://bit.ly/2DBF4wJ. You can also follow @behindthesongpodcast on TikTok.
Jun 16, 2021
Behind The Song: Blind Faith "Can't Find My Way Home"
00:17:48
In episode 69 of Behind The Song, Janda digs into the history and lyrics of "Can't Find My Way Home" by Blind Faith, the short-lived supergroup comprised of Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, and Ric Grech. Written by Winwood, the song struck an important chord when it was released on Blind Faith's one and only album in the turbulent year of 1969. Listen to Behind The Song where ever you get your podcasts, and watch the video episodes on the Youtube channel at https://bit.ly/2DBF4wJ. You can also follow @behindthesongpodcast on TikTok.
Jun 09, 2021
Behind The Song: Who is Helena Springs? (Bonus Episode)
00:04:46
In episode 68 of Behind The Song, Janda unpacked the lyrics of "West End Girls" by Pet Shop Boys. The song features the background vocals of Helena Springs, an elusive singer with a very surprising second act. Listen to find out all about this mysterious diva. This is a bonus episode of Behind The Song. Listen to them all where ever you get your podcasts, and watch the video episodes on the Youtube channel at https://bit.ly/2DBF4wJ. You can also follow @behindthesongpodcast on TikTok.
Jun 02, 2021
Behind The Song: Pet Shop Boys "West End Girls"
00:15:06
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May 26, 2021
Behind The Song: Tom Petty "Wildflowers"
00:18:35
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May 12, 2021
Behind The Song: Cheap Trick "Surrender"
00:18:00
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Apr 28, 2021
Behind The Song: John Mellencamp "Jack & Diane"
00:15:27
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Apr 14, 2021
Behind The Song: John Fogerty "Centerfield"
00:11:57
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Mar 31, 2021
Behind The Song: REO Speedwagon "Roll With The Changes"
00:11:41
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Mar 17, 2021
Behind The Song: Paul & Linda McCartney "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey"
00:16:24
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Mar 03, 2021
Behind The Song: The Black Crowes "She Talks To Angels"
00:14:00
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Feb 17, 2021
Behind The Song: Stevie Nicks & Don Henley "Leather and Lace"
00:16:27
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Feb 03, 2021
Behind The Song: Procol Harum "A Whiter Shade Of Pale"
00:17:43
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Jan 20, 2021
Behind The Song: U2 "Where The Streets Have No Name"
00:15:49
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Jan 06, 2021
Behind The Song: Greg Lake "I Believe In Father Christmas"
00:09:53
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Dec 16, 2020
Behind The Song: The Pretenders "2000 Miles"
00:12:19
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Dec 02, 2020
Behind The Song: Arlo Guthrie "Alice's Restaurant Massacree"
00:21:41
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Nov 25, 2020
Behind The Song: Journey "Don't Stop Believin'"
00:13:44
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Nov 11, 2020
Behind The Song: Warren Zevon "Werewolves of London"
00:11:22
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Oct 28, 2020
Behind The Song: Talking Heads "Psycho Killer"
00:14:01
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Oct 14, 2020
Behind The Song: Heart "Barracuda"
00:12:44
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Sep 30, 2020
Behind The Song: David Bowie "Ziggy Stardust"
00:16:10
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Sep 16, 2020
Behind The Song: Thin Lizzy "The Boys Are Back In Town"
00:15:31
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Sep 02, 2020
Behind The Song: Foreigner "Juke Box Hero"
00:12:12
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Aug 19, 2020
Behind The Song: Janis Joplin "Me and Bobby McGee"
00:18:02
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Aug 05, 2020
Behind The Song: The Clash "Rock The Casbah"
00:18:10
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Jul 22, 2020
Behind The Song: Simon & Garfunkel "America"
00:14:17
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Jul 01, 2020
Behind The Song: Rush "Limelight"
00:14:34
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Jun 17, 2020
Behind The Song: Dobie Gray "Drift Away"
00:09:20
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Jun 03, 2020
Behind The Song: Trailer
00:00:48
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May 26, 2020
Behind The Song: ACDC "Back In Black"
00:12:44
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May 20, 2020
Behind The Song: The Doors "People Are Strange"
00:10:13
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May 06, 2020
Behind The Song: John Lennon "Nobody Told Me"
00:14:46
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Apr 22, 2020
Behind The Song: The Band "The Weight"
00:15:28
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Apr 08, 2020
Behind The Song: Queen and David Bowie "Under Pressure"
00:14:57
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Mar 18, 2020
Behind The Song: Van Morrison "Into The Mystic"
00:11:18
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Mar 04, 2020
Behind The Song: The Doobie Brothers "What A Fool Believes"
00:07:07
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Feb 19, 2020
Behind The Song: Peter Gabriel "In Your Eyes"
00:10:21
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Feb 05, 2020
Behind The Song: Gerry Rafferty "Baker Street"
00:13:44
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Jan 22, 2020
Behind The Song: Supertramp "Goodbye Stranger"
00:11:27
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Jan 08, 2020
Behind The Song: Joni Mitchell "River"
00:13:26
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Dec 18, 2019
Behind The Song: Lynyrd Skynyrd "Simple Man"
00:11:04
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Dec 04, 2019
Behind The Song: Bob Dylan "Mr. Tambourine Man"
00:15:30
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Nov 20, 2019
Behind The Song: Aerosmith "Dream On"
00:12:54
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Nov 06, 2019
Behind The Song: Blue Oyster Cult "(Don't Fear) The Reaper"
00:13:01
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Oct 23, 2019
Behind The Song: Bob Seger "Night Moves"
00:11:14
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Oct 09, 2019
Behind The Song: The Hollies "Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress"
00:10:52
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Sep 25, 2019
Behind The Song: Manfred Mann's Earth Band "Blinded By The Light"
00:16:19
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Sep 11, 2019
Behind The Song: Derek and the Dominos "Layla"
00:12:30
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Aug 28, 2019
Behind The Song: Talking Heads "Once In A Lifetime"
00:14:20
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Aug 14, 2019
Behind The Song: Crosby, Stills & Nash "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"
00:11:41
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Jul 31, 2019
Behind The Song: The Who "Pinball Wizard"
00:12:33
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Jul 17, 2019
Behind The Song: Don McLean "American Pie"
00:20:40
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Jul 02, 2019
Behind The Song: Billy Joel "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)"
00:09:26
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Jun 19, 2019
Behind The Song: Led Zeppelin "Stairway To Heaven"
00:12:00
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Jun 05, 2019
Behind The Song: The Police "Message In A Bottle"
00:06:22
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May 22, 2019
Behind The Song: Steely Dan "Do It Again"
00:08:20
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May 08, 2019
Behind The Song: The Eagles "Hotel California"
00:12:46
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Apr 24, 2019
Behind The Song: The Beatles "Come Together"
00:11:46
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Apr 10, 2019
Behind The Song: Dire Straits "Sultans Of Swing"
00:10:28
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Mar 28, 2019
Behind The Song: The Rolling Stones "Gimme Shelter"
00:10:58
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Mar 14, 2019
Behind The Song: Phil Collins "In The Air Tonight"
00:08:44
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Feb 28, 2019
Behind The Song: Creedence Clearwater Revival "Born On The Bayou"
00:10:24
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Feb 14, 2019
Behind The Song: Elton John: "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"
00:11:29
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Jan 31, 2019
Behind The Song: Toto "Africa"
00:10:13
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Jan 17, 2019
Behind The Song: Tom Petty "Free Fallin'"
00:09:44
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Jan 03, 2019
Behind The Song: The Kinks "Father Christmas"
00:08:34
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Dec 13, 2018
Behind The Song: Bruce Springsteen "Born To Run"
00:09:52
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Nov 29, 2018
Behind The Song: Fleetwood Mac "Dreams"
00:13:33
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Nov 16, 2018
Behind The Song: Queen "Bohemian Rhapsody"
00:16:45
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Oct 30, 2018
Behind The Song: Pink Floyd "Wish You Were Here"
00:09:02
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Oct 09, 2018
Behind The Song: David Bowie "Heroes"
00:11:43
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Sep 17, 2018