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.
Bernie Taupin was 17 when he wrote the lyrics to Elton John's "Your Song." Looking back, he says it's "one of the most naïve and childish lyrics in the entire repertoire of music."
Snap! was two German producers. When they needed a rapper, they found one on the American army base there and had him rap on "The Power."
Devo got the idea for their "Whip It" video from an article about a guy who owned a dude ranch and charged people to watch him remove his wife's clothes with a bullwhip.
Shaggy wrote his swaggering hit "Boombastic" after learning what "shag" means in the UK.
The "Mum-mum-mum-ma" hook on lady Gaga's "Poker Face" was sampled from Boney M's 1977 hit "Ma Baker."
Devo founders Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale take us into their world of subversive performance art. They may be right about the De-Evoloution thing.
These Three famous songs actually describe how they were written - late into the evening.
Jim talks about the impact of "The Middle" and uses a tree metaphor to describe his songwriting philosophy.
Bradley Cooper, Michael J. Fox, Rami Malek, Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow and George Clooney: Which actors really sang in their movies?
The Evanescence frontwoman on the songs that have shifted meaning and her foray into kids' music.
The Cult frontman tells who the "Fire Woman" is, and talks about performing with the new version of The Doors.
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