Will.I.am, literally dreamt up "I Gotta Feelin'." Said the Black Eyed Pea: "Have you ever had a dream where there's a melody in your dream? I'll wake up out of my sleep and record that! 'I Gotta Feelin' was one of those songs."
"Do They Know It's Christmas?" by Band-Aid was the first big group charity single. It was organized by Bob Geldof, who a year later put together "We Are The World" and Live Aid.
With a message of acceptance and inclusivity, "True Colors" became a gay rights anthem. Cyndi Lauper help form an organization called True Colors United to help support LGBTQ youth.
Eminem's first hit was "My Name Is," which introduced his alter ego, Slim Shady.
The movie The Breakfast Club opens with a passage from David Bowie's "Changes" ("And these children that you spit on...")
Lucinda Williams wrote and recorded "Passionate Kisses" 4 years before it was a hit for Mary Chapin Carpenter.
A talented lyricist, Philip helped revive Neil Sedaka's career with the words to "Laughter In The Rain" and "Bad Blood."
The original voice of Snap!, this story is filled with angry drag queens, video impersonators and Chaka Khan.
The longtime Eagle talks about soaring back to his solo career, and what he learned about songwriting in the group.
Find out how God and glam metal go together from the Stryper frontman.
The country sweetheart opines about the demands of touring and talks about writing songs with her famous father.
Some songs get a second life when they find a new audience through a movie, commercial, TV show, or even the Internet.
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