Steve Perry wrote "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'" with the opening lyrics, "You make me weep, I wanna die," after seeing his girlfriend kissing another man.
Irving Berlin said "God Bless America" was "not a patriotic song, but rather an expression of gratitude."
Elton John's #1 hit "Island Girl" is about a prostitute.
Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" was the first-ever country single to earn diamond certification (10 million units sold) from the RIAA.
"Human" by The Killers was the most streamed song on Spotify in 2008, the year that the music streaming service was launched.
"Achy Breaky Heart" was originally recorded in 1991 by The Marcy Brothers as "Don't Tell My Heart." That original version had the lyrics: "Don't tell my heart, my achy, breakin' heart..."
Fiona's highly-anticipated third album almost didn't make it. Here's how it finally came together after two years and a leak.
Our chat with Barney Hoskyns, who covers the wild years of Woodstock - the town, not the festival - in his book Small Town Talk.
Soul music legend Bill Withers on how life experience and the company you keep leads to classic songs like "Lean On Me."
The drummer and one of the primary songwriters in Grand Funk talks rock stardom and Todd Rundgren.
Franti tells the story behind his hit "Say Hey (I Love You)" and explains why yoga is an integral part of his lifestyle and his Soulshine tour.
How a goofy detective movie, a disenchanted director and an unlikely songwriter led to one of the biggest hits in pop history.
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