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This heartfelt piece of self-assessment is the first single in the UK by Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist KT Tunstall, from her third studio album, Tiger Suit. The more upbeat "Fade Like a Shadow" was released as the album's lead single in the US.
Tunstall explained to MusicRemedy.com
that the lyrics of this song are some of her most personal. "It's one of those rare moments where you can see yourself objectively and look into your own emotional machinery and realize what you are."
Neal Smith - "I'm Eighteen"
With the band in danger of being dropped from their label, Alice Cooper drummer Neal Smith co-wrote the song that started their trek from horror show curiosity to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
After studying in Paris with a famous composition teacher, Charles became the most successful writer of TV theme songs.
Susanna Hoffs - "Eternal Flame"
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."
You may not recognize his name, but you will certainly recognize Peter Lord's songs. He wrote the bevy of hits from Paula Abdul's second album, Spellbound
, plus a collection of other classics for the likes of Aftershock, Ali and Goodfellaz.