Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams wrote "Girl" for Kelly Rowland as an encouragement for her to end her relationship with a verbally and physically abusive boyfriend.
Al Green's "Take Me to the River" describes a baptism. Two years later, he became a reverend.
Neil Young later apologized for "Southern Man," calling it "accusatory and condescending" in its portrayal of the American South.
Kid Rock's "All Summer Long" is a mashup of "Werewolves Of London" and "Sweet Home Alabama." The album it came from was released in October, 2007, but they held off until summer, 2008 for a more seasonable release.
Avril Lavigne said her Goodbye Lullaby track "Darlin" was "probably" the second song she ever wrote. The Canadian composed it when she was an unsigned 15-year-old living in Napanee, Ontario.
The sample in Beck's song "Where It's At" that says "What about those who swing both ways: AC-DC" came from a 1969 sex-ed album for middle schoolers.
The trail runs from flying saucer songs in the '50s, through Bowie, blink-182 and Katy Perry.
How the American gangsta rappers made history by getting banned in the UK.
How well do you know your protest songs (including the one that went to #1)?
Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai were two of Graham's co-writers for some '80s rock classics.
Stage urinals, flute devices, and the real Aqualung in this Fact or Fiction.
Into the vaults for this talk with Bolton from the '80s when he was a focused on writing songs for other artists.
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