Alicia Keys, Elton John, Fergie, and Rihanna all sang on "All of the Lights" by Kanye West.
The Frankie Goes To Hollywood hit "Relax" is, as the band says, about "shagging." It was banned by the BBC, which sent it to #1 in the UK as listeners flocked to record stores to buy it.
Robert Plant's "Heaven Knows" is a satirical look at the '80s, when style seemed to trump substance.
The first single from the Thriller album was "The Girl Is Mine," chosen over "Billie Jean" and "Beat It" because it was a duet with Paul McCartney and thus guaranteed airplay.
John Lennon got the title of the Beatles song "Happiness Is A Warm Gun" from an article in a magazine published by the National Rifle Association.
The lyrics for Lesley Gore's "It's My Party" were based on actual events relating to his daughter Judy's sweet 16 party. The teenager threw a tantrum and burst into tears when her mum and dad insisted that her grandparents had to be invited.
The Stooges guitarist (and producer of the Kill City album) talks about those early recordings and what really happened with David Bowie.
The country sweetheart opines about the demands of touring and talks about writing songs with her famous father.
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Go beyond the Wall of Voodoo with this cinematic songwriter.
The Evanescence frontwoman on the songs that have shifted meaning and her foray into kids' music.
The drummer and one of the primary songwriters in Grand Funk talks rock stardom and Todd Rundgren.
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