When The Kinks released "Lola," most people didn't realize it was about a transvestite.
Sia Furler originally sent "Pretty Hurts" to Katy Perry, but she didn't see the email, so Beyonce ended up recording it instead.
"I Just Called To Say I Love You" is Stevie Wonder's best-selling single worldwide. It topped the Hot 100, AC, R&B and UK charts all in the same week.
"I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues" by Elton John was written for the sister of actress Rene Russo. Bernie Taupin, who wrote the lyrics, was married to Rene's sister, Toni.
The "Jet City Woman" in the Queensrÿche song is Seattle.
Kesha's 2017 track "Woman" was the first song titled "Woman" sung by a woman to reach the Hot 100. The prior "Woman" singles to reach the chart were all recorded by male acts.
After studying in Paris with a famous composition teacher, Charles became the most successful writer of TV theme songs.
Into the vaults for this talk with Bolton from the '80s when he was a focused on writing songs for other artists.
If counterpoint and polyrhythms are your thing, you might love these guys. Even by Progressive Rock standards, they were one of the most intricate bands of the '70s. Then their lead singer gave us Bon Jovi.
A song he wrote and recorded from "sheer spiritual inspiration," Allen's didn't think "Southern Nights" had hit potential until Glen Campbell took it to #1 two years later.
Lyrics don't always follow the rules of grammar. Can you spot the ones that don't?
How the American gangsta rappers made history by getting banned in the UK.