Chaka Khan's hit "I Feel For You" was written and originally recorded by Prince 4 years before she covered it.
"Nobody Does It Better" by Carly Simon was used in the film The Spy Who Loved Me. It was the first James Bond song not named after the movie.
"Rosanna" by Toto got its name from the actress Rosanna Arquette, who was dating Toto keyboard player Steve Porcaro.
The French part in Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" translates to: "I want your love and I want your revenge."
In Gary Numan's "Cars," the message is that cars lead to a mechanical society devoid of personal interaction. This didn't stop automakers from using it in commercials. Both Nissan and Oldsmobile have used it in ads.
When Rihanna's "Umbrella" was a hit in the summer of 2007, it rained constantly in London, prompting their newspaper The Sun to suggest a "Rihanna Curse."
Taylor talks about "The Machine" - the hits, the videos and Clive Davis.
The revered singer-songwriter talks inspiration and explains why she put a mahout in "Drop the Pilot."
Into the vaults for this talk with Bolton from the '80s when he was a focused on writing songs for other artists.
Shaun breaks down the Seether songs, including the one about his brother, the one about Ozzy, and the one that may or may not be about his ex-girlfriend Amy Lee.
"Great songwriters don't necessarily have hit songs," says Chris. He's written a bunch, but his fans are more interested in the intricate jams.
Dan cracked the Top 40 with "Ritual," then went to India and spent 2 hours with the Dalai Lama.
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