A song he wrote and recorded from "sheer spiritual inspiration," Allen's didn't think "Southern Nights" had hit potential until Glen Campbell took it to #1 two years later.
The Blind Melon bassist/songwriter tells the story of "No Rain," which he wrote before the band was formed.
The outlaw country icon talks about the spiritual element of his songwriting and his Bob Dylan mention.
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.
It wasn't her biggest hit as a songwriter (that would be "Bette Davis Eyes"), but "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" had a family connection for Jackie.
These overtly religious songs crossed over to the pop charts, despite resistance from fans, and in many cases, churches.