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In this song, a man takes his wife/girlfriend for granted until she can't take it anymore and walks out. Now he's unable to cope with her rejection. Huey Lewis & the News had a hit the previous year with another song comparing a woman to an addiction: "I Want A New Drug
." (thanks, Mike - Santa Barbara, CA)
Steve Kipner and Jon Parker wrote this song. Kipner also wrote "Physical
" and "Genie in a Bottle
." Parker has written many songs as well as music for TV shows, including the game show Family Feud
This song makes great use of two very different voices in the band: Peter Cetera sings most of the verses, while Bill Champlin comes in for the chorus ("I'm addicted to you baby!").
Kristian Bush of Sugarland
Kristian talks songwriting technique, like how the chorus should redefine the story, and how to write a song backwards.
John Lee Hooker
Into the vaults for Bruce Pollock's 1984 conversation with the esteemed Bluesman. Hooker talks about transforming a Tony Bennett classic and why you don't have to be sad and lonely to write The Blues.
The former Dead Kennedys frontman on the past, present and future of the band, what music makes us "pliant and stupid," and what he learned from Alice Cooper.
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.