Sia Furler wrote “Titanium” and originally wanted to give the tune to Katy Perry. She turned it down so David Guetta recorded it instead using Sia's original demo guide vocal.
"Hangin' Tough" came at the peak of New Kids on the Block mania. Their writer/producer Maurice Starr wrote it about the struggles the band faced early on. It was #1 in England and America.
Yoko Ono has always denied requests to cover "Imagine" with the line "no religion, too" omitted or changed.
David Bowie's "Station to Station" is over 10 minutes long. Bowie was doing a lot of drugs at the time and later said, "I have only flashes of making it."
The video for Brad Paisley's "Online" is a mini-Seinfeld reunion, featuring Jason Alexander, Estelle Harris, and Patrick Warburton.
Al Green's "Take Me to the River" describes a baptism. Two years later, he became a reverend.
Famous songs that lent their titles - and in some cases storylines - to movies.
"I'll Be" was what Edwin called his "Hail Mary" song. He says it proves "intention of the songwriter is 180 degrees from potential interpretation by an audience."
Into the vaults for Bruce Pollock's 1984 conversation with the esteemed bluesman. Hooker talks about transforming a Tony Bennett classic and why you don't have to be sad and lonely to write the blues.
Do you know the girl singer on Eminem's "Stan"? If so, this quiz is for you.
Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai were two of Graham's co-writers for some '80s rock classics.
Kristian talks songwriting technique, like how the chorus should redefine the story, and how to write a song backwards.
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