The hit duet "Somewhere Out There" was written for an animated film about a family of immigrant mice who lose one of their young.
Jay-Z's "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)" is based on the song "It's A Hard Knock Life" from the Broadway play Annie.
The Men Without Hats lead singer wrote "The Safety Dance" after getting kicked out of a bar for dancing too aggressively. The song is literally about being safe to dance if you want to.
Michael Jackson was only 11 years and 5 months old when the Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" became the group's first #1 . The late King of Pop is the youngest group member ever to top the Hot 100.
In 2010, the biggest-selling song in the UK was "Love the Way You Lie" by Eminem.
Lucinda Williams wrote and recorded "Passionate Kisses" 4 years before it was a hit for Mary Chapin Carpenter.
Fiona's highly-anticipated third album almost didn't make it. Here's how it finally came together after two years and a leak.
The outlaw country icon talks about the spiritual element of his songwriting and his Bob Dylan mention.
The former Metallica bassist talks about his first time writing a song with James Hetfield, and how a hand-me-down iPad has changed his songwriting.
Can you be married in one country but not another? Only if you're part of a gay couple. One of the first famous singers to come out as a lesbian, Janis wrote a song about it.
Medley looks back on "Unchained Melody" and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" - his huge hits from the '60s that were later revived in movies.
The good doctor shares some candid insights on recording with Phil Spector and The Black Keys.
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