Bruce Springsteen's "Streets Of Philadelphia" won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1994, beating out Neil Young's "Philadelphia," which was also written for the movie Philadelphia.
There really is a Girl From Ipanema. Her name is Helo Pinheiro, and she would walk "Like a samba" past the bar the songwriters frequented, providing the inspiration.
"Virginia" in "Only The Good Die Young" is named after a real girl Billy Joel was trying to impress.
The closing lyrics in "One Week" by Barenaked Ladies are "Birchmount Stadium, home of the Robbie," which refers to a soccer tournament in Ontario.
Prince kept doves at his Paisley Park mansion. And yes, sometimes they did cry.
Al Green's "Take Me to the River" describes a baptism. Two years later, he became a reverend.
An original member of Depeche Mode, Vince went on to form Erasure and Yaz.
Julian tells the stories behind his hits "Valotte" and "Too Late for Goodbyes," and fills us in on his many non-musical pursuits. Also: what MTV meant to his career.
"Dead Skunk" became a stinker for Loudon when he felt pressure to make another hit - his latest songs deal with mortality, his son Rufus, and picking up poop.
The king of Christian worship music explains talks about writing songs for troubled times.
Chris tells the story of "Wicked Game," talks milkshakes and moonpies at Sun Records, and explains why women always get their way.
A popular contemporary folk singer, Williams still remembers the sticky note that changed her life in college.
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