He Ain”t Heavy, He”s My BrotherThe Hollies
The motto for Boys Town, which was a Nebraska home for troubled youth, inspired the song “He Ain”t Heavy, He”s My Brother” by The Hollies.
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“Invisible Touch” was the first time a band member (Phil Collins) had a #1 Hot 100 hit with a group after scoring a #1 solo hit.
Shine On You Crazy DiamondPink Floyd
Pink Floyd”s “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” is about their founding member Syd Barrett, who became an acid casualty. Notice the S-Y-D in the title.
The song “Grease,” sung by Frankie Valli in the 1978 movie, was written by Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees.
Don Johnson, who starred as Sonny Crockett in Miami Vice, had a #5 hit in 1986 with “Heartbeat.”
Cee-Lo Green sang backup on the 1994 TLC hit “Waterfalls.”
Randy HouserSongwriter Interviews
The “How Country Feels” singer talks Skynyrd and songwriting.
U2 LyricsMusic Quiz
How well do you know the lyrics of U2?
Sending Out An SOS – Distress Signals In SongsSong Writing
Songs where something goes horribly wrong (literally or metaphorically), and help is needed right away.
Leslie West of MountainSongwriter Interviews
From the cowbell on “Mississippi Queen” to recording with The Who when they got the wrong Felix, stories from one of rock”s master craftsmen.
Wedding Bell BluesSong Writing
When a song describes a wedding, it”s rarely something to celebrate – with one big exception.
Al KooperSongwriter Interviews
Kooper produced Lynyrd Skynyrd, played with Dylan and the Stones, and formed BS&T.