This emotional, circle-of-life story finds Crow describing the guilt a mother feels balancing work and family. "Last year my then six-year-old happened to wake as I was leaving the house at 5.30 am and he just dropped to his knees and started crying, 'You're not leaving,'" she told The Daily Telegraph. "It's not normal for a child to have his mom leave and I made a promise to him in that moment: 'I will figure out a way to bring you guys with me.'"
"It's hard being a single mom," Crow added. "It's the best and hardest job in the world. I'm not a mom who phones it in or hands over to the nanny. I make myself emotionally available to my children 24 hours a day."
Will.I.am, literally dreamt up "I Gotta Feelin'." Said the Black Eyed Pea: "Have you ever had a dream where there's a melody in your dream? I'll wake up out of my sleep and record that! 'I Gotta Feelin' was one of those songs."
Boston leader Tom Scholz went back to his job at Polaroid after releasing the group's debut album. When his co-workers kept coming by to tell him "More Than A Feeling" was playing on the radio, he knew it was time to quit his day job.
Bruce Springsteen wrote "Blinded By The Light," which was a #1 hit for Manfred Mann's Earth Band. The "Madman Drummers" line is a reference to Springsteen's first E-Street drummer, Vinnie "Mad dog" Lopez.