Eric Clapton wrote "Wonderful Tonight" while waiting for his girlfriend, Pattie Boyd, to get ready for a night out. By the time she was ready, he had written the song.
Jonah Hill directed the video for Sara Bareilles' song "Gonna Get Over You." It's a mash-up of Grease and West Side Story.
James Taylor wrote "Sweet Baby James" during a road trip to Virginia in honor of his brother’s new baby, also named James, whom he was about to meet for the first time.
"Bootylicious" made the Oxford English Dictionary three years after the Destiny's Child song was released. Definition: "Blend of booty buttocks and delicious."
Wesley Snipes played the rival gang leader in Michael Jackson's "Bad" video.
Jack & Diane started off as an interracial couple; Mellencamp took race references out of the song at the request of his record company.
Evelyn McDonnell, editor of the book Women Who Rock, on why the Supremes are just as important as Bob Dylan.
The guitarist/songwriter explains how he came up with his signature sound, and deconstructs some classic Fear Factory songs.
Established as a redoubtable singer-songwriter, the Men At Work frontman explains how religion, sobriety and Jack Nicholson play into his songwriting.
Richie talks about the impact of "Amazed," and how his 4-year-old son inspired another Lonestar hit.
The rock revolutionist on songwriting, quitting smoking, and what she thinks of Rush Limbaugh using her song.
It wasn't her biggest hit as a songwriter (that would be "Bette Davis Eyes"), but "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" had a family connection for Jackie.
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