"Nobody Does It Better" by Carly Simon was used in the film The Spy Who Loved Me. It was the first James Bond song not named after the movie.
Foreigner got the title for "Double Vision" after watching a hockey game where goalie John Davidson got a concussion. It was announced over the PA system that he was suffering from "Double Vision."
Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise" was the #1 single in Australia for 13 weeks. It holds the record for the longest running chart topper Down Under since the first ever ARIA Chart was listed in 1983.
Movie director Michel Gondry played live drums on the Late Registration track, "Diamonds From Sierra Leone." The Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind filmmaker happened to be in the studio on a day when producer Jon Brion was setting up a drum kit
"Angie" was the only ballad by The Rolling Stones to hit #1 in America.
The guys from Chic wrote "Le Freak" as a message to a doorman who wouldn't let them into a club. Originally, it was "F--- Off."
Writing with Phil Lynott, Scott saw their ill-fated frontman move to a darker place in his life and lyrics.
In this talk from the '80s, the Kansas frontman talks turning to God and writing "Dust In The Wind."
Roger tells the stories behind some of his biggest hits, including "Give a Little Bit," "Take the Long Way Home" and "The Logical Song."
When you have a song called "Fire," it's tempting to set one - these guys did.
The lead singer of Everclear, Art is also their primary songwriter.
Howard explains his positive songwriting method and how uplifting songs can carry a deeper message.