The '60s hit "Then He Kissed Me" covered by The Beach Boys as "Then I Kissed Her."
After a devastating car accident, the actor Montgomery Clift had to be filmed from "The Right Profile" to look good - that provided the name of The Clash song.
The lyric to "Hold On" by Wilson Phillips was inspired by Chynna Phillips' struggles with addiction. "Hold on for one more day" is something she heard in AA meetings.
"Forever" by Chris Brown was written for a Wrigley's Doublemint Gum commercial. The full song contains the gum's tagline: "Double your pleasure, double your fun."
Katy Perry says her 2008 song "Ur So Gay" is about "guys who wear the guyliner, steal your jeans, and that whole almost hipster emo scene."
Al Green wrote the lyrics for “Let's Stay Together” in five minutes after Willie Mitchell gave him a rough mix of a tune that he and drummer Al Jackson had developed.
How Bing Crosby, Les Paul, a US Army Signal Corps Officer, and the Nazis helped shape rock and Roll.
The original voice of Snap! this story is filled with angry drag queens, video impersonators and Chaka Khan.
Before he was the champ, Ali released an album called I Am The Greatest!, but his musical influence is best heard in the songs he inspired.
The outlaw country icon talks about the spiritual element of his songwriting and his Bob Dylan mention.
Tyler talks about his true love: songwriting. How he identifies the beauty in a melody and turns sorrow into art.
After studying in Paris with a famous composition teacher, Charles became the most successful writer of TV theme songs.
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