"Light My Fire" was the first song Doors guitarist Robby Krieger wrote. Looking for a universal theme, he decided to write about one of the four elements (air, earth, water, fire).
Bob Dylan's four handwritten pages containing the original draft of "Like a Rolling Stone" fetched over $2m at Sothebys New York in June 2014 setting a price record for a popular music manuscript.
In The Band song "The Weight," Nazareth ("Went down to Nazareth") refers to a town in Pennsylvania where the Martin Guitar company was located.
Stevie Wonder wrote the Rufus funk classic "Tell Me Something Good."
The first hit song that was used in a commercial before it was released as a single was "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing," which was written for a Coke ad.
Zayn's "Pillowtalk" reached #1 on the Hot 100, something his former One Direction bandmates never achieved.
The good doctor shares some candid insights on recording with Phil Spector and The Black Keys.
The rock revolutionist on songwriting, quitting smoking, and what she thinks of Rush Limbaugh using her song.
Shows like Dawson's Creek, Grey's Anatomy and Buffy the Vampire Slayer changed the way songs were heard on TV, and produced some hits in the process.
The revered singer-songwriter talks inspiration and explains why she put a mahout in "Drop the Pilot."
U2, Carly Simon, Joanna Newsom, Brian Wilson and Fiona Apple have all gone to Van Dyke Parks to make their songs exceptional.
Zac tells the story of Hanson's massive hit "MMMbop," and talks about how brotherly bonds effect their music.
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