The first country song to win a Grammy for Record of the Year was "Not Ready To Make Nice" by The Dixie Chicks in 2007.
Alicia Keys wrote "If I Ain't Got You" just after she'd heard the news that Aaliyah had passed away. in a plane crash.
Madonna's "Justify My Love" was co-written by Lenny Kravitz.
Irving Berlin said "God Bless America" was "not a patriotic song, but rather an expression of gratitude."
Taio Cruz throws his hands up "sometimes" in "Dynamite" because the song was originally written about surrender.
Steve Perry wrote "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'" with the opening lyrics, "You make me weep, I wanna die," after seeing his girlfriend kissing another man.
Rick has a surprising dark side, a strong feminine side and, in a certain TV show, a naked backside. But he still hasn't found Jessie's Girl.
Joe talks about the challenges of of making a Duke Ellington tribute album, and tells the stories behind some of his hits.
Fishbone has always enjoyed much more acclaim than popularity - Angelo might know why.
Brian has unearthed outtakes by Fleetwood Mac, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Costello and hundreds of other artists for reissues. Here's how he does it.
Tom talks about the evolution of Cinderella's songs through their first three albums, and how he writes as a solo artist.
Roger reveals the songwriting formula Clive Davis told him, and if "Eight Miles High" is really about drugs.
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