"Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia was first recorded by the group Ednaswap in 1993. It was written by Ednaswap's Anne Previn and Scott Cutler, who went on to write some hits for Miley Cyrus.
The sample in Beck's song "Where It's At" that says "What about those who swing both ways: AC-DC" came from a 1969 sex-ed album for middle schoolers.
"Cruise" climbed from 6-5 on the Hot 100 in its 34th week. In doing so it set a record for the slowest ascent to the Top 5 in the chart's history, which was beaten by Imagine Dragon's "Radioactive" 42-week clamber to #4 three weeks later.
Prince kept doves at his Paisley Park mansion. And yes, sometimes they did cry.
Sting wrote "Fields of Gold" after buying a house near a barley field and enjoying the majestic sunsets.
Eminem spits a total of 1,560 words on "Rap God," earning him an entry in the 2015 Guinness Book of Records for "most words in a hit single."
Since emerging from MySpace with her hit "Bubbly," Colbie has become a top songwriter, even crafting a hit with Taylor Swift.
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Justin wrote the classic "Nights In White Satin," but his fondest musical memories are from a different decade.
Kevin Godley talks about directing classic videos for The Police, U2 and Duran Duran, and discusses song and videos he made with 10cc and Godley & Creme.
When a waitress wouldn't take him home, Jack wrote what would become one of the Eagles most enduring hits.
Phone booths are nearly extinct, but they provided storylines for some of the most profound songs of the pre-cell phone era.
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