On Metallica's "The Unforgiven," James Hetfield modeled his vocals on Chris Isaak
Michael Jackson's "Human Nature" was written by the keyboard player from Toto, who was working on the Thriller album.
"Name" by The Goo Goo Dolls was partly inspired by lead singer John Rzeznik's flirtation with the MTV VJ Kennedy, who didn't want him to tell anyone her real name.
The French part in Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" translates to: "I want your love and I want your revenge."
Drake's "One Dance" was the first ever song to rack up one billion streams on Spotify.
Sting wrote "Fields of Gold" after buying a house near a barley field and enjoying the majestic sunsets.
The singer-songwriter Melanie talks about her spiritual awakening at Woodstock, "Brand New Key," and why songwriting is an art, not a craft.
What are the biggest US hits with French, Spanish (not "Rico Suave"), Italian, Scottish, Greek, and Japanese titles?
The co-writer/guitarist on many Alice Cooper hits, Dick was also Lou Reed's axeman on the Rock n' Roll Animal album.
Michelob commercials generated hits for Eric Clapton, Genesis and Steve Winwood in the '80s, even as some of these rockers were fighting alcoholism.
Collaborating with T Bone Burnett, Leslie Phillips changed her name and left her Christian label behind - Robert Plant, who recorded one of her songs on Raising Sand, is a fan.
Fagen talks about how the Steely Dan songwriting strategy has changed over the years, and explains why you don't hear many covers of their songs.
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