Don Johnson, who starred as Sonny Crockett in Miami Vice, had a #5 hit in 1986 with "Heartbeat."
A guy Jewel fell for when she was 16 inspired her hit "Foolish Games."
Rihanna claims that "S&M" is about her love/hate relationship with the media. Apparently her paparazzi are using whips and chains.
"It Wasn't Me" by Shaggy was based on an Eddie Murphy comedy bit where he would deny everything no matter how badly he was caught.
The Strokes admitted to purloining Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' "American Girl" for their hit "Last Nite."
The Destiny's Child "Independent Women Part I" video was directed by the same guy who did the Hunger Games movies.
Fiona's highly-anticipated third album almost didn't make it. Here's how it finally came together after two years and a leak.
The king of Christian worship music explains talks about writing songs for troubled times.
The Third Day frontman talks about some of the classic songs he wrote with the band, and what changed for his solo country album.
Did Eric Clapton really write "Cocaine" while on cocaine? This question and more in the Clapton edition of Fact or Fiction.
Chris Stein of Blondie shares photos and stories from his book about the New York City punk scene.
You may not recognize his name, but you will certainly recognize Peter Lord's songs. He wrote the bevy of hits from Paula Abdul's second album, Spellbound.
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