The Austin Powers theme is "Soul Bossa Nova," written by Quincy Jones in 1962 - the same year the first James Bond movie was released.
Taio Cruz throws his hands up "sometimes" in "Dynamite" because the song was originally written about surrender.
"Open Arms" was a pioneering power ballad. Stadium Rock bands like Journey shied away from slow songs, but when they reluctantly agreed to record this song, it became their biggest hit.
Gwen Stefani wrote "Just a Girl" as a message to her overprotective father.
Beyoncé married Jay-Z five months before releasing "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)," a song she sang in character as her alter-ego, Sasha Fierce.
Brian Wilson played Barenaked Ladies "Brian Wilson" at some of his concerts. He was "honored" by the song.
The "All I Want" singer went through a long depression, playing some shows when he didn't want to be alive.
"When seeds that you sow grow by the wicked moon/Be sure your sins will find you out/Your past will hunt you down and turn to tell on you."
After studying in Paris with a famous composition teacher, Charles became the most successful writer of TV theme songs.
Call us crazy, but we like it when an artist comes around who doesn't mesh with the status quo.
Gramm co-wrote this gorgeous ballad and delivered an inspired vocal, but the song was the beginning of the end of his time with Foreigner.
Kristian talks songwriting technique, like how the chorus should redefine the story, and how to write a song backwards.
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