Alicia Keys, Elton John, Fergie, and Rihanna all sang on "All of the Lights" by Kanye West.
Jonah Hill directed the video for Sara Bareilles' song "Gonna Get Over You." It's a mash-up of Grease and West Side Story.
"Tammy" by Debbie Reynolds was the only US #1 single by a female act between July 1956 and February 1958.
The EMF song "Unbelievable" samples the raunchy comic Andrew Dice Clay saying, "What the f--k was that!"
The songs on Lady Gaga's The Fame Monster album represent a "fear" of some "monster." "Alejandro" is her "fear of sex" monster.
The third verse of "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" by Crash Test Dummies ("they shook and lurched all over the church floor...") was inspired by girl whose parents would speak in tongues at their Pentecostal service.
The evolution of the symbol that was Prince's name from 1993-2000.
These Three famous songs actually describe how they were written - late into the evening.
"Mr. Jones" took on new meaning when the song about a misguided view of fame made Adam famous.
An Electronic music pioneer with Asperger's Syndrome. This could be interesting.
Laura Nyro talks about her complex, emotionally rich songwriting and how she supports women's culture through her art.
Ian talks about his 3 or 4 blatant attempts to write a pop song, and also the ones he most connected with, including "Locomotive Breath."
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