Bono wrote "Sweetest Thing" for his wife to make up for working on her birthday.
"Kokomo" gave The Beach Boys their first #1 hit in 22 years. They picked the title because it sounded tropical.
Country star Slim Whitman's version of the 1920s song "Rose Marie" spent 11 consecutive weeks at #1 in the UK in 1955, a record until 1991 when Bryan Adams’ "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" spent 16 weeks at the top.
A roadie for the Allman Brothers came up with the line "The road goes on forever" for "Midnight Rider," and got a songwriting credit for his contribution.
Lou Reed's 11-minute "Street Hassle" features a spoken part by Bruce Springsteen.
Elvis Costello says "Everyday I Write The Book" is a knockoff of Nick Lowe's "When I Write the Book."
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The "A Thousand Miles" singer on what she thinks of her song being used in White Chicks and how she captured a song from a dream.
Into the vaults for Bruce Pollock's 1984 conversation with the esteemed bluesman. Hooker talks about transforming a Tony Bennett classic and why you don't have to be sad and lonely to write the blues.
The stories behind "Shine," "December," "The World I Know" and other Collective Soul hits.
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