Shaggy wrote his swaggering hit "Boombastic" after learning what "shag" means in the UK.
Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova starred in the movie Once, which featured their song "Falling Slowly." Bob Dylan liked the song and movie so much he gave them an opening slot on his tour.
Al Green wrote the lyrics for “Let's Stay Together” in five minutes after Willie Mitchell gave him a rough mix of a tune that he and drummer Al Jackson had developed.
Judas Priest's "Evening Star" is a Christmas carol that describes the journey of the Magi from a first person perspective.
Elton John didn't win a Grammy until 1986, when he got one for singing on "That's What Friends Are For."
Kelly Rowland was the first Destiny's Child member to have a hit away from the group: her Nelly duet "Dilemma."
U2, Carly Simon, Joanna Newsom, Brian Wilson and Fiona Apple have all gone to Van Dyke Parks to make their songs exceptional.
The co-writer/guitarist on many Alice Cooper hits, Dick was also Lou Reed's axeman on the Rock n' Roll Animal album.
Songs where something goes horribly wrong (literally or metaphorically), and help is needed right away.
An Electronic music pioneer with Asperger's Syndrome. This could be interesting.
How did The Edge get his name? Did they name a song after a Tolkien book? And who is "Angel of Harlem" about?
The man who created Yacht Rock with "Sailing" wrote one of his biggest hits while on acid.
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