Alicia Keys wrote "If I Ain't Got You" just after she'd heard the news that Aaliyah had passed away. in a plane crash.
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."
"White "Christmas" was so popular that Bing had to re-record the song five years after the original 1942 recording because the original masters had been worn out from all the pressings. This is the version that became a holiday tradition.
"Who Let The Dogs Out" won a Grammy. It took the award for Best Dance Recording in 2000.
Radiohead's "Paraonid Android" was written after a confrontation in a Los Angeles bar with an irate woman.
"Airplanes" by B.o.B was written by Lupe Fiasco, who recorded it but decided to pass.
Rob Halford, Richie Faulkner and Glenn Tipton talk twin guitar harmonies and explain how they create songs in Judas Priest.
Did Eric Clapton really write "Cocaine" while on cocaine? This question and more in the Clapton edition of Fact or Fiction.
The guitarist/songwriter explains how he came up with his signature sound, and deconstructs some classic Fear Factory songs.
Their frontman (Chris Cornell) started out as their drummer, so Soundgarden takes a linear approach when it comes to songwriting. Kim explains how they do it.
Howard explains his positive songwriting method and how uplifting songs can carry a deeper message.
Genesis' key-man re-examines his solo career and the early days of music video.
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