The kid in Madonna's "Open Your Heart" video became a successful songwriter. His songs include Amy Winehouse's "You Sent Me Flying" and James Blunt's "1973."
"Return To Innocence" by Enigma is based on a Taiwanese chant by a husband and wife. The couple won a lawsuit granting them royalties from the song.
In 2010, the biggest-selling song in the UK was "Love the Way You Lie" by Eminem.
Stevie Ray Vaughan played lead guitar on the David Bowie song "Let's Dance."
"Ain't No Sunshine" by Bill Withers was inspired by the Jack Lemmon movie Days of Wine and Roses.
"Cotton Eye Joe" is a folk song dating to the 1800s, but it became a hit when a Swedish act called Rednex did a psychokinetic version in 1994.
In the name of song explanation, Al talks about scoring heroin for William Burroughs, and that's not even the most shocking story in this one.
The (Meat)puppetmaster takes us through songs like "Lake Of Fire" and "Backwater," and talks about performing with Kurt Cobain on MTV Unplugged.
Do you know who wrote Patti Smith's biggest hit? How about the Grease theme song? See if you can match the song to the writer.
When a song describes a wedding, it's rarely something to celebrate - with one big exception.
Howard explains his positive songwriting method and how uplifting songs can carry a deeper message.
Many actors have attempted music, but only a few have managed a hit. Do you know which of these thespians charted?
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