Madonna wrote a song called "Love Won't Wait" that she didn't want, but became a UK #1 hit for Gary Barlow.
When "Believe" hit #1 in America, it made Cher, age 52, the oldest woman ever to top the chart.
Ian Anderson wrote "Aqualung" after looking at pictures of homeless men that his wife took. She got a co-writing credit on the song.
Avicii's "Wake Me Up" was the first ever song to reach 200 million streams on the Spotify music streaming service.
Sarah McLachlan wrote "Angel" about the Smashing Pumpkins touring keyboard player Jonathan Melvoin, who overdosed on heroin and died in 1996.
Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Keith Moon and John Paul Jones recorded "Beck's Bolero" and almost formed a band. They couldn't find a lead singer, so Page and Jones formed Led Zeppelin.
Known in America for the hit "If You Leave," OMD is a huge influence on modern electronic music.
The country sweetheart opines about the demands of touring and talks about writing songs with her famous father.
Bob was the bass player and lyricist for the first two Ozzy Osbourne albums. Here's how he wrote songs like "Crazy Train" and "Mr. Crowley" with Ozzy and Randy Rhoads.
With a few clues (Works at a diner, dreams of running away), can you name the character in the song?
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."
Lita talks about how they wrote songs in The Runaways, and how she feels about her biggest hit being written by somebody else.
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