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This song was written by Doobie Brothers keyboard player and lead singer Michael McDonald, who joined the group when Doobie guitarist Tom Johnson fell ill. The words were partly inspired by an essay McDonald's sister wrote, hence the lyrics, "Take this message to my brother."
2006 American Idol
winner Taylor Hicks performed this on the show and recorded it for the B-side of this first single, "Do I Make You Proud?
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Lita talks about how they wrote songs in The Runaways, and how she feels about her biggest hit being written by somebody else.
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."
Supertramp founder Roger Hodgson
Roger tells the stories behind some of his biggest hits, including "Give a Little Bit," "Take the Long Way Home" and "The Logical Song."
A popular contemporary folk singer, Williams still remembers the sticky note that changed her life in college.