Gwen Stefani wrote "Just a Girl" as a message to her overprotective father.
"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" is one of the few Bernie Taupin lyrics that is more about him than Elton John. The song is about giving up glitz for the simple life - not exactly Elton's M.O.
Jessie J had a lyric from her song "Who You Are" tattooed on her hip:
Train's guitarist had to Google an instructional video to learn how to play the ukulele for "Hey Soul Sister."
"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.
In 1939, a polka craze swept America thanks to "Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out The Barrel)."
A popular contemporary folk singer, Williams still remembers the sticky note that changed her life in college.
You may not recognize his name, but you will certainly recognize Peter Lord's songs. He wrote the bevy of hits from Paula Abdul's second album, Spellbound.
Switchfoot's frontman and main songwriter on what inspires the songs and how he got the freedom to say exactly what he means.
How a gym teacher, a janitor, and a junkie became part of some very famous band names.
Soul music legend Bill Withers on how life experience and the company you keep leads to classic songs like "Lean On Me."
Wilder's hit "Break My Stride" had an unlikely inspiration: a famous record mogul who rejected it.
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