"Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia was first recorded by the group Ednaswap in 1993. It was written by Ednaswap's Anne Previn and Scott Cutler, who went on to write some hits for Miley Cyrus.
Billy Joel's song "Allentown" was written as "Levittown," which is the town in Long Island where he grew up. He got the idea to change it after taking a trip to Pennsylvania.
Irving Berlin said "God Bless America" was "not a patriotic song, but rather an expression of gratitude."
When the Elvis stamps came out in 1993, lots of folks used them to mail letters with bad addresses so they would be Returned To Sender.
The You Me at Six song "The Dilemma" got its title from the Vince Vaughn movie of the same name.
Alicia Keys wrote "If I Ain't Got You" just after she'd heard the news that Aaliyah had passed away. in a plane crash.
The powerhouse producer behind Janet Jackson's hits talks about his Boyz II Men ballads and regrouping The Time.
Rickie Lee Jones on songwriting, social media, and how she's handling Trump.
Michelob commercials generated hits for Eric Clapton, Genesis and Steve Winwood in the '80s, even as some of these rockers were fighting alcoholism.
The '70s gave us Muppets, disco and Van Halen, all which show up in this groovy quiz.
Go beyond the Wall of Voodoo with this cinematic songwriter.
These overtly religious songs crossed over to the pop charts, despite resistance from fans, and in many cases, churches.
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