"The Best" by Tina Turner was originally recorded by Bonnie Tyler; Turner's hit version added a bridge and a saxophone solo by Edgar Winter.
Weezer's "Undone - The Sweater Song" was written as a sad song about depression, but listeners heard it as a funny, ironic song.
Al Green's "Take Me to the River" describes a baptism. Two years later, he became a reverend.
"Take On Me" was just a minor hit in Norway until a new version was released with the iconic video, making it a global smash.
"Friends In Low Places" by Garth Brooks was written by two Nashville songwriters after a meal in a local restaurant. One of them forgot his money, but said not to worry, "I have friends in low places. I know the cook."
"Just Dance" was Lady Gaga's first hit, and it also brought the techno-synth sound that had been popular in Europe for the previous decade to the United States.
An original member of Depeche Mode, Vince went on to form Erasure and Yaz.
Ron Nevison explains in very clear terms the Quadrophenia concept and how Heart staged their resurgence after being dropped by their record company.
We've heard of artists putting their hearts into their music, but some take it literally.
A founding member of the band War, Harold gives a first-person account of one of the most important periods in music history.
He wrote "She Blinded Me With Science" so he could direct a video about a home for deranged scientists.
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