Before she was famous, Lady Gaga was a staff songwriter, and wrote the song "Quicksand," which Britney Spears recorded in 2008.
The music video for "You Are A Tourist" by Death Cab For Cutie was done live on the internet, becoming the first live, scripted, single-take music video recorded that way.
Kenny Loggins co-wrote the Doobie Brothers hit "What a Fool Believes," which is about a guy who just can't accept that an affair from long ago was meaningless to her.
After Cher revived "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)" in 1990, Salt-N-Pepa released "Shoop" and Whitney Houston had a #1 hit with "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)."
In the UK, the first #1 hit with a rap was "Candy Girl" by the American boy band New Edition in 1983.
Elton John didn't win a Grammy until 1986, when he got one for singing on "That's What Friends Are For."
Chad tells tales from his time as drummer for Nirvana, and talks about his group Before Cars.
Tom talks about the evolution of Cinderella's songs through their first three albums, and how he writes as a solo artist.
David talks about videos he made for Prince, Alabama, Big & Rich, Sheryl Crow, DMB, Melissa Etheridge and Sisters of Mercy.
The Scorpions and UFO guitarist is also a very prolific songwriter - he explains how he writes with his various groups, and why he was so keen to get out of Germany and into England.
Julian tells the stories behind his hits "Valotte" and "Too Late for Goodbyes," and fills us in on his many non-musical pursuits. Also: what MTV meant to his career.
The Evanescence frontwoman on the songs that have shifted meaning and her foray into kids' music.
A monthly update on our latest interviews, stories and added songs
©2021 Songfacts®, LLC