"I Won't Back Down" is a very personal song for Tom Petty. "I thought it wasn't that good because it was so naked," he said.
Bobby Freeman's '50s hit "Do You Want To Dance" was also a Hot 100 hit for Del Shannon, The Beach Boys, The Mamas & the Papas, Bette Midler and the Ramones.
The first Huey Lewis & the News hit, "Do You Believe In Love?," is a cover of a song Mutt Lange wrote three years earlier called "We Both Believe In Love."
"Frankenstein" by Edgar Winter got its name because it was a monster to edit; they pieced it together like Frankenstein's monster.
The line, "Gotta keep 'em separated" in "Come Out And Play" by The Offspring came to lead singer Dexter Holland when he was a medical student and needed to keep bacteria samples away from each other.
"Lady Marmalade" is the only song to hit #1 twice in both the UK and US.
Go beyond the Wall of Voodoo with this cinematic songwriter.
Laura Nyro talks about her complex, emotionally rich songwriting and how she supports women's culture through her art.
A top New York studio musician, Ralph played guitar on many '60s hits, including "Lightnin' Strikes," "A Lover's Concerto" and "I Am A Rock."
The good doctor shares some candid insights on recording with Phil Spector and The Black Keys.
The revered singer-songwriter talks inspiration and explains why she put a mahout in "Drop the Pilot."
Cain talks about the divine inspirations for "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Faithfully."
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