"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" is the most performed holiday song of all time, according to a Top 30 list released by the performance rights organization ASCAP in December 2014.
Sweet's hit "Ballroom Blitz" was inspired by an incident in 1973 when the band were performing in Scotland and driven offstage by a barrage of bottles.
Diane Warren originally wrote Aerosmith's hit tune "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" for Celine Dion.
"Take On Me" was just a minor hit in Norway until a new version was released with the iconic video, making it a global smash.
The names Louise, Jack, Marie and Milo all show up in the song "Footloose." Marie was the mother of Dean Pitchford, who co-wrote it.
Dr. Luke and Max Martin originally wrote Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" with Pink in mind but she turned it down.
Webb talks about his classic songs "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman" and "MacArthur Park."
Bowie's "activist" days of 1964 led to Ziggy Stardust.
One of the most popular classical vocalists in the land is lining up a trip to space, which is the inspiration for many of her songs.
The outlaw country icon talks about the spiritual element of his songwriting and his Bob Dylan mention.
The Christian rapper talks about where his trip to Haiti and his history of addiction fit into his songs.
Brenda talks about the inspiration that drove her to write hit songs like "Get Here" and "Piano in the Dark," and why a lack of formal music training can be a songwriter's best asset.
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