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Waiting For The Break of Day: Three Classic Songs About All-Nighters

These Three famous songs actually describe how they were written - late into the evening

Songs that are also movie titles

Some of these songs inspired the films - others just took the titles

You Oughta Know

You oughta know these songs with "oughta" in the title

Quadrophenia producer Ron Nevison

Ron explains the Quadrophenia concept and talks about producing Heart's comeback album

Interview: Todd Rundgren

On the earmarks of his songwriting, producing Grand Funk, and the song that had the biggest influence on him

Sesame Street's Greatest Song Spoofs

Billy Joel, R.E.M. and Norah Jones are among those to spoof themselves on Sesame Street

Women Who Rock

The editor of Women Who Rock on why The Supremes are just as important as Bob Dylan

Vicki Peterson of the Bangles

On the Paisley Underground, The Goonies, and "Walk Like An Egyptian"

Songfacts Spotlight

Layla by Derek & the Dominos

Eric Clapton wrote "Layla" about his love for Pattie Harrison, who was married to George Harrison at the time. He eventually married Pattie, and managed to stay friends with George.

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Underpromoted and largely ignored by his label, R&B singer Miguel surprised everyone when he crept his way up to #37 the Billboard 200 in 2010 with his debut album, All I Want Is You.

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Songs about military leaders

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From the Vaults

Jon Foreman of Switchfoot

Switchfoot's frontman and main songwriter on what inspires the songs and how he got the freedom to say exactly what he means.

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Elstree Studios, Borehamwood, London

Elstree by Buggles

A beloved film institution near London was the recording site for the Buggles' one album, and it made history.

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Fact or Fiction

Pearl Jam

Did the corduroy jacket come from the Gap? Is their biggest hit a cover song? Take this Fact or Fiction to find out.

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