Paula Abdul's "Forever Your Girl" was written by Oliver Leiber, who despite being the son of Jerry Leiber from Leiber & Stoller, was an unknown songwriter.
Neil Young later apologized for "Southern Man," calling it "accusatory and condescending" in its portrayal of the American South.
Kid Rock performed his song "Amen" at Barack Obama's inaugural, but claims he didn't vote for him.
Fleetwood Mac's "Gypsy" is about Stevie Nicks' best friend, who died of leukemia.
The You Me at Six song "The Dilemma" got its title from the Vince Vaughn movie of the same name.
Alicia Keys, Elton John, Fergie, and Rihanna all sang on "All of the Lights" by Kanye West.
How well do you know this shock-rock harbinger who's been publicly executed hundreds of times?
Wilder's hit "Break My Stride" had an unlikely inspiration: a famous record mogul who rejected it.
Dean wrote the screenplay and lyrics to all the songs in Footloose. His other hits include "Fame" and "All The Man That I Need."
Dave explains how the video appropriated the meaning of "Runaway Train," and what he thought of getting parodied by Weird Al.
The head of Drake's estate shares his insights on the late folk singer's life and music.
"Mr. Jones" took on new meaning when the song about a misguided view of fame made Adam famous.
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