Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams wrote "Girl" for Kelly Rowland as an encouragement for her to end her relationship with a verbally and physically abusive boyfriend.
"Cruise" climbed from 6-5 on the Hot 100 in its 34th week. In doing so it set a record for the slowest ascent to the Top 5 in the chart's history, which was beaten by Imagine Dragon's "Radioactive" 42-week clamber to #4 three weeks later.
Prince kept doves at his Paisley Park mansion. And yes, sometimes they did cry.
Pink Floyd's "Talkin' Hawkin'" uses a sample of Stephen Hawking's synthesized voice taken from a speech he made for a 1994 British Telecom commercial.
Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits wrote "Private Dancer," which went to Tina Turner when he realized it wasn't a song for a man to sing.
"Brad Paisley's "River Bank" was inspired by his childhood growing up 500 yards from the Ohio River.
The king of Christian worship music explains talks about writing songs for troubled times.
When you have a song called "Fire," it's tempting to set one - these guys did.
The trail runs from flying saucer songs in the '50s, through Bowie, blink-182 and Katy Perry.
Known in America for the hit "If You Leave," OMD is a huge influence on modern electronic music.
The story of the legendary lupine DJ through the songs he inspired.
Harry Wayne Casey tells the stories behind KC and The Sunshine Band hits like "Get Down Tonight," "That's The Way (I Like It)," and "Give It Up."
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