Kent from Greensburg, PaThis would have been a perfect song for the late Whitney Houston”s voice.Gayle from Napa, CaI actually think jennifer Hudsons version is better although Jennifer Holliday is so powerfulsee more comments
China GroveThe Doobie Brothers
There really is a China Grove (in Texas), but Tom Johnston didn”t know about it when he wrote the Doobie Brothers song.
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Jump AroundHouse of Pain
The horn flourish at the beginning of “Jump Around” comes from Bob and Earl”s “Harlem Shuffle”; the squeal throughout the song might be a Prince sample.
“Ghosttown” was Madonna”s 45th chart-topper on the Dance Club Songs chart, breaking the record for the most #1s an artist has tallied on a single Billboard chart.
“Sail” by AWOLNATION had a remarkably slow climb up the Hot 100. It was the first ever song to spend over a year on the chart before entering the top 20.
Turn Up The RadioAutograph
Paper Mate paid for Autograph”s “Turn Up The Radio” video in exchange for prominent placement of their erasable pen.
Australian singer-songwriter Sia Furler wrote “Diamonds” for Rihanna in just 14 minutes.
Mike Love of The Beach BoysSongwriter Interviews
The lead singer/lyricist of The Beach Boys talks about coming up with the words for “Good Vibrations,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Kokomo” and other classic songs.
Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake & PalmerSongwriter Interviews
Greg talks about writing songs of “universal truth” for King Crimson and ELP, and tells us about his most memorable stage moment (it involves fireworks).
Jesus Thinks You”re a Jerk: Rock vs. TelevangelistsSong Writing
When televangelists like Jimmy Swaggart took on rockers like Ozzy Osbourne and Metallica, the rockers retaliated. Bono could even be seen mocking the preachers.
Gavin Rossdale of BushSongwriter Interviews
On the “schizoid element” of his lyrics, and a famous line from “Everything Zen.”
Mark Arm of MudhoneySongwriter Interviews
When he was asked to write a song for the Singles soundtrack, Mark thought the Seattle grunge scene was already overblown, so that”s what he wrote about.
Neal Smith – “I”m Eighteen”They”re Playing My Song
With the band in danger of being dropped from their label, Alice Cooper drummer Neal Smith co-wrote the song that started their trek from horror show curiosity to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.