After the Beastie Boys sampled a bunch of Led Zeppelin songs, Robert Plant did it himself on his 1988 solo hit "Tall Cool One," which sampled "Whole Lotta Love," "Black Dog" and "The Ocean."
Bob Seger co-wrote the Eagles #1 hit "Heartache Tonight."
The Jesus Jones song "Right Here, Right Now" was conceived as an optimistic version of Prince's "Sign O' The Times."
"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 Ran (So Far Away)" by A Flock Of Seagulls ends with an alien abduction.
Ellie Goulding's hit song "Lights" is about her fear of the dark, which forces the singer to sleep with the lights on.
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.
A talk with Martin Popoff about his latest book on Rush and how he assessed the thousands of albums he reviewed.
What's the deal with "Summer of '69"? Bryan explains what the song is really about, and shares more of his songwriting insights.
John tells the "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" story and explains why he disappeared for so long.
The longtime BS&T frontman tells the "Spinning Wheel" story, including the line he got from Joni Mitchell.
As a 5-year-old, Brandi was writing lyrics to instrumental versions lullabies. She still puts her heart into her songs, including the one Elton John sings on.
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