Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits wrote "Private Dancer," which went to Tina Turner when he realized it wasn't a song for a man to sing.
"It Wasn't Me" by Shaggy was based on an Eddie Murphy comedy bit where he would deny everything no matter how badly he was caught.
"You Get What You Give" by The New Radicals was the first hit song to use the word "frenemies" in the lyrics.
"Kiss On My List" by Hall & Oates is actually an anti-love song - the kiss is just one item on a list, and by no means the best.
Bob Seger co-wrote the Eagles #1 hit "Heartache Tonight."
The Ben Folds Five song "Brick" is about a difficult time when Folds' girlfriend got an abortion.
A Soul Train dancer takes us through a day on the show, and explains what you had to do to get camera time.
Meshell Ndegeocello talks about recording "Wild Night" with John Mellencamp, and explains why she shied away from the spotlight.
Taylor talks about "The Machine" - the hits, the videos and Clive Davis.
The king of Christian worship music explains talks about writing songs for troubled times.
Known in America for the hit "If You Leave," OMD is a huge influence on modern electronic music.
He's a singer and an actor, but as a songwriter Paul helped make Kermit a cultured frog, turned a bank commercial into a huge hit and made love both "exciting and new" and "soft as an easy chair."
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