Madonna didn't write "Papa Don't Preach," which deals with abortion. What drew her to the song was the singer standing up to male authority.
The eerie percussion and guitar for Portsihead's "Sour Times was sampled from Lalo Schifrin's "Danube Incident," music composed by the Argentine composer for an episode of Mission Impossible.
"Stand By Me" hit #4 in the US when it was released in 1961, then went to #9 in 1986 when it was used in the movie of the same name.
Pete Townshend never had a #1 UK hit with The Who or as a solo artist, but he did produce and play on a song that hit the top spot there: "Something In The Air" by Thunderclap Newman, a group he assembled.
Carly Simon wrote "Anticipation" while waiting for her first date with Cat Stevens.
Demi Lovato recorded a Spanish version of her song "Skyscraper," but she doesn't speak Spanish. She performed it on a Latin music awards show with help from a teleprompter.
Call us crazy, but we like it when an artist comes around who doesn't mesh with the status quo.
The head of Drake's estate shares his insights on the late folk singer's life and music.
The lead singer of Everclear, Art is also their primary songwriter.
Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai were two of Graham's co-writers for some '80s rock classics.
Doors expert Jim Cherry, author of The Doors Examined, talks about some of their defining songs and exposes some Jim Morrison myths.
The Creed lead singer reveals the "ego and self-fulfillment" he now sees in one of the band's biggest hits.
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