The "Don't Stop Believin'" resurgence started when the Journey song was used in a roller skating scene of the 2003 movie Monster.
"Heaven Is A Place On Earth" writer Ellen Shipley got the idea for the song from a gas station greeting card that said "Heaven On Earth."
Carly Simon wrote "Anticipation" when Cat Stevens was late for their first date. She was "anticipating" his arrival and set down with her guitar to calm her nerves.
Mariah Carey's "My All" is about her affair with New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.
"Do They Know It's Christmas?" by Band-Aid was the first big group charity single. It was organized by Bob Geldof, who a year later put together "We Are The World" and Live Aid.
Pitbull only raps for about a minute on "Timber." Kesha does most of the work.
The stories behind "Shine," "December," "The World I Know" and other Collective Soul hits.
Soul music legend Bill Withers on how life experience and the company you keep leads to classic songs like "Lean On Me."
Toto's keyboard player explains the true meaning of "Africa" and talks about working on the Thriller album.
Howard explains his positive songwriting method and how uplifting songs can carry a deeper message.
Even before Soundgarden wrote a song about him, Artis was the most famous spoon player of all time. So why has he always been broke?
Inspired by his dear friend, "Seasons in the Sun" paid for Terry's boat, which led him away from music and into a battle with Canadian paper mills.
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