Paul McCartney's favorite song that he wrote for someone else is Cilla Black's 1968 UK Top 10 hit, "Step Inside Love."
"Sweet Child O' Mine" is about Erin Everly, who was Axl Rose's girlfriend at the time. She is the daughter of Don Everly of the Everly Brothers.
The sample in Beck's song "Where It's At" that says "What about those who swing both ways: AC-DC" came from a 1969 sex-ed album for middle schoolers.
Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" was the first-ever country single to earn diamond certification (10 million units sold) from the RIAA.
A guy Jewel fell for when she was 16 inspired her hit "Foolish Games."
Rod Stewart wrote "Maggie May" about the woman who deflowered him when he was 16.
Holly Knight talks about some of the hit songs she wrote, including "The Warrior," "Never" and "The Best," and explains some songwriting philosophy, including how to think of a bridge.
John tells the "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" story and explains why he disappeared for so long.
The drummer and one of the primary songwriters in Grand Funk talks rock stardom and Todd Rundgren.
Howard explains his positive songwriting method and how uplifting songs can carry a deeper message.
The Sevendust frontman talks about the group's songwriting process, and how trips to the Murder Bar helped forge their latest album.
The lead singer/lyricist of The Beach Boys talks about coming up with the words for "Good Vibrations," "Fun, Fun, Fun," "Kokomo" and other classic songs.
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