"I'll Melt With You" by Modern English is about a couple who melt together because a nuclear bomb drops.
David Bowie's "Let's Dance" is about more than just dancing. It's about dishonesty, particularly when we mask our true feelings.
"Stay" by Lisa Loeb was the first #1 hit by an unsigned artist. Ethan Hawke got it in the movie Reality Bites.
Neil Diamond's "Cracklin' Rosie" is about a bottle of wine.
James Taylor wrote "Sweet Baby James" during a road trip to Virginia in honor of his brother’s new baby, also named James, whom he was about to meet for the first time.
Michael McDonald co-wrote the Van Halen song "I'll Wait."
The Winger frontman reveals the Led Zeppelin song he cribbed for "Seventeen," and explains how his passion for orchestra music informs his songwriting.
With his X-wife Exene, John fronts the band X and writes their songs.
How well do you know your protest songs (including the one that went to #1)?
Newman makes it look easy these days, but in this 1974 interview, he reveals the paranoia and pressures that made him yearn for his old 9-5 job.
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.
These Three famous songs actually describe how they were written - late into the evening.
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