Featured in the 1978 musical Evita, "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" became the biggest selling UK hit by a female vocalist (Julie Covington).
John Mellencamp considers "Pink Houses" an "anti-American song," laying bare the struggles of the poor and working class.
James Taylor wrote "Sweet Baby James" during a road trip to Virginia in honor of his brother’s new baby, also named James, whom he was about to meet for the first time.
The guys from Chic wrote "Le Freak" as a message to a doorman who wouldn't let them into a club. Originally, it was "F--- Off."
The song "Without You," a hit for Nilsson in 1972 and Mariah Carey in 1994, was written and originally recorded by Badfinger in 1970.
The hit duet "Somewhere Out There" was written for an animated film about a family of immigrant mice who lose one of their young.
"How much does it cost? I'll buy it?" Another songwriter told Jonathan to change these lyrics. Good thing he ignored this advice.
Steppenwolf frontman John Kay talks about "Magic Carpet Ride," "Born To Be Wild," and what he values more than awards and accolades.
Surprise exits, a catfight and some very memorable performances make our list of the most memorable Idol moments.
When a song describes a wedding, it's rarely something to celebrate - with one big exception.
Fishbone has always enjoyed much more acclaim than popularity - Angelo might know why.
Lori's songs have been recorded by Faith Hill and Sara Evans. She's performed on the CMAs and on Oprah. She also has five kids.
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