No Doubt's hit "Don't Speak" is about Gwen Stefani's breakup with the band's bass player, Tony Kanal, after seven years together.
Bobby Freeman's '50s hit "Do You Want To Dance" was also a Hot 100 hit for Del Shannon, The Beach Boys, The Mamas & the Papas, Bette Midler and the Ramones.
Young MC shows up in the George Clooney movie Up In The Air performing his hit "Bust A Move."
Ozzy Osbourne's "Shot In The Dark" is titled after a Pink Panther movie.
McCartney wrote his duet with Stevie Wonder, "Ebony and Ivory," after a marital tiff with Linda. He told Mojo magazine : "It was like, 'Why can't we get it together- our piano can.'"
Brad Pitt and Elvis both get mentions in the 1997 Shania Twain hit "That Don't Impress Me Much."
What's the deal with "Summer of '69"? Bryan explains what the song is really about, and shares more of his songwriting insights.
Tom talks about the evolution of Cinderella's songs through their first three albums, and how he writes as a solo artist.
Even before Soundgarden wrote a song about him, Artis was the most famous spoon player of all time. So why has he always been broke?
Just like Darrin was replaced on Bewitched, groups have swapped out original members, hoping we wouldn't notice.
The Doobies guitarist and lead singer, Tom wrote the classics "Listen To The Music," "Long Train Runnin'" and "China Grove."
When he joined Guns N' Roses in 1990, Matt helped them craft an orchestral sound; his mezzo fortes and pianissimos are all over "November Rain."
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