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Blog entries by Carl Wiser
Carl WiserCarl was a disc jockey in Hartford, Connecticut when he founded Songfacts as a way to tell the stories behind the songs. You can also find him on Rock's Backpages.
Colin HayEstablished as a redoubtable singer-songwriter, the Men At Work frontman explains how religion, sobriety and Jack Nicholson play into his songwriting. TiffanyThe '80s pop star on songwriting, selfies, her hit Beatles cover, and her dance moves. Eric HutchinsonThe "OK, It's Alright With Me" singer knew for years he might have Myotonic muscular dystrophy - he finally got the diagnosis. Rickie Lee JonesRickie Lee Jones on songwriting, social media, and how she's handling Trump. Def Leppard QuizCan you name Def Leppard's only #1 hit in America? Get rocked with this adrenalized quiz. Simon Kirke (Bad Company, Free)Simon tells the origin stories behind the Bad Company band name, "All Right Now," "Shooting Star," and the one they recorded at a campfire. Subversive Songs Used To SellSongs about drugs, revolution and greed that have been used in commercials for sneakers, jeans, fast food, cruises and cars. Paula ColePaula breaks down "Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?" and talks about the double-edged sword of success after her star turns at the Grammy Awards and Lilith Fair. The Cure Founder Lol TolhurstThe Cure co-founder talks about his time in the band, including the beer-can mountain they built while recording an album. David LanzA top piano composer, Lanz explains how the likes of Yanni, Kenny G and Enya became wildly popular.