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Passionate KissesLucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams wrote and recorded "Passionate Kisses" 4 years before it was a hit for Mary Chapin Carpenter.

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NastyJanet Jackson

Janet Jackson wrote the lyric to "Nasty" in response to random guys calling her "baby."


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Mellow YellowDonovan

The "electrical bananas" in the Donovan song "Mellow Yellow" were vibrators.


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FireJimi Hendrix

Thirty years after Jimi Hendrix played "Fire" at Woodstock, Red Hot Chili Peppers played it at Woodstock "99, but this time the unruly crowd actually set fires and looted.


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Island GirlElton John

Elton John"s #1 hit "Island Girl" is about a prostitute.


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LaylaDerek & the Dominos

Eric Clapton wrote "Layla" about his love for Pattie Harrison, who was married to George Harrison at the time. He eventually married Pattie, and managed to stay friends with George.


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Victoria WilliamsSongwriter Interviews

Despite appearances on Carson, Leno and a Pennebaker film, Williams remains a hidden treasure.

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Ian Anderson: "The delight in making music is that you don"t have a formula"Songwriter Interviews

Ian talks about his 3 or 4 blatant attempts to write a pop song, and also the ones he most connected with, including "Locomotive Breath."


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Country Song TitlesFact or Fiction

Country songs with titles so bizarre they can"t possibly be real... or can they?


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Bass Player Scott EdwardsSong Writing

Scott was Stevie Wonder"s bass player before becoming a top session player. Hits he played on include "I Will Survive," "Being With You" and "Sara Smile."


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Todd RundgrenSongwriter Interviews

Todd Rundgren explains why he avoids "Hello It"s Me," and what it was like producing Meat Loaf"s Bat Out of Hell album.


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Name the Character in the SongMusic Quiz

With a few clues (Works at a diner, dreams of running away), can you name the character in the song?