Carly Simon wrote "Anticipation" while waiting for her first day via Cat Stevens.
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The Texas songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker composed "Mr. Bojangles" after a weekfinish in jail where a fellow inmate told him his life story.
The "Ms. Jackson" in the OutKast song is Erykah Badu"s mom. Andre 3000 had a child with Badu, and also felt she was illustrating him as a lousy dad.
"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" is around a guy Jim Croce met in the National Guard, which Jim joined to keep him out of Vietnam. Leroy went AWOL, yet obtained caught once he tried to pick up his payexamine.
Hugh Laurie, star of the TV show Housage, had a minor hit in 2011 via "Police Dog Blues," an old Blues song from 1929.
Dierks Bentley"s "5-1-5-0" was the initially ever all-numerical titled #1 in the Counattempt chart"s history.
The renown Texas songwriter has actually been at it for 40 years, with tales to tell about The Flatlanders and The Clash - that"s Joe"s Tex-Mex on "Should I Stay or Should I Go?"
They sang about pink torpedoes and rocking you tonight tonight, however some real lyrics are just as ridiculous. See if you can tell which lyrics are genuine and also which are Spinal Tap in this lyrics quiz.
Director Mark Pellington on Pearl Jam"s "Jeremy," and music videos he created U2, Jon Bon Jovi and Imagine Dragons.
John tells the "St. Elmo"s Fire (Man In Motion)" story and explains why he disappeared for so long.
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She thinks of herself as a "song interpreter," yet earlier in the "80s another country star convinced Emmylou to take a crack at songwriting.