The first single from the Thriller album was "The Girl Is Mine," chosen over "Billie Jean" and "Beat It" because it was a duet with Paul McCartney and thus guaranteed airplay.
In "I Walk The Line," Johnny Cash hums before each verse. He did this to get his pitch, as the song changes key several times.
Paul McCartney's favorite song that he wrote for someone else is Cilla Black's 1968 UK Top 10 hit, "Step Inside Love."
One of the first hit songs used in a major marketing campaign was "Start Me Up" by The Rolling Stones. Microsoft paid $3 million to use it in commercials for Windows '95.
Fifth Harmony was going to call their song "Work," but they changed it to "Work from Home" when Rihanna released a song with that title.
The movie The Breakfast Club opens with a passage from David Bowie's "Changes" ("And these children that you spit on...")
In this talk from the '80s, the Kansas frontman talks turning to God and writing "Dust In The Wind."
The revered singer-songwriter talks inspiration and explains why she put a mahout in "Drop the Pilot."
His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."
Don breaks down "Hotel California" and other songs he wrote as a member of the Eagles. Now we know where the "warm smell of colitas" came from.
The drummer and one of the primary songwriters in Grand Funk talks rock stardom and Todd Rundgren.
Tom talks about the evolution of Cinderella's songs through their first three albums, and how he writes as a solo artist.
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