Ed Sheeran's first single was "The A Team," a song about a drug-addicted prostitute.
Barry Manilow didn't write his #1 hit "I Write The Songs." Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys wrote it.
Fall Out Boy's "The Phoenix" samples the classical work "Allegro Non Troppo," which was composed by Dmitri Shostakovich in 1941. Vocalist Patrick Stump was inspired by "the creepiness" of the strings.
The Kate Bush song "Running Up That Hill" is about making a deal with God to switch lives with your partner so there would be no more misunderstandings.
To the younger crowd, "A Little Less Conversation" is one of the most popular Elvis Presley songs. Peaking at #50 when it was released in 1968, it got new life in the '00s when it was used in the movies Lilo And Stitch and Ocean's Eleven.
Richard Marx' debut single "Don't Mean Nothing" features Joe Walsh on guitar.
The lead singer on "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Then He Kissed Me," La La explains how and why Phil Spector replaced The Crystals with Darlene Love on "He's A Rebel."
Foreigner's songwriter/guitarist tells the stories behind the songs "Juke Box Hero," "I Want To Know What Love Is," and many more.
The revered singer-songwriter talks inspiration and explains why she put a mahout in "Drop the Pilot."
How a country weeper and a blues number made "rolling stone" the most popular phrase in rock.
When a waitress wouldn't take him home, Jack wrote what would become one of the Eagles most enduring hits.
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