The line "satellite of love" in the Def Leppard song "Rocket" came from the title of a 1972 Lou Reed song.
"The Cave" by Mumford & Sons is based on the philosophy of Plato and his work called "Allegory of the Cave."
Prince kept doves at his Paisley Park mansion. And yes, sometimes they did cry.
The longest-running #1 US hit for a member of the Jackson family is Janet's "That's The Way Love Goes," with eight weeks on top.
The Annie Lennox hit "No More I Love You's" is a cover, originally sung by a man.
Jimmy Webb was inspired to write "Up-Up and Away" by a balloon that his friend William F. Williams flew on promotions for radio station KMEN.
In her days with The Runaways, Joan Jett saw The Arrows perform "I Love Rock And Roll," which Alan Merrill co-wrote - that story and much more from this glam rock pioneer.
On Glen's résumé: hit songwriter, Facebook dominator, and member of Styx.
It took him seven years to recover from his American hit "Fool (If You Think It's Over)," but Chris Rea became one of the top singer-songwriters in his native UK.
Howard explains his positive songwriting method and how uplifting songs can carry a deeper message.
With Bernie Taupin, Martin co-wrote the #1 hits "We Built This City" and "These Dreams." After writing the Pretty Woman song for Go West, he had his own hit with "In the House of Stone and Light."
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