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Head FirstAerosmith

Geffen Records made history on June 27, 1994 when Aerosmith"s "Head First" became the first major label song made available for exclusive digital download. Download speeds at the time were so slow it took around 75 minutes to download the track.

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Rap GodEminem

Eminem spits a total of 1,560 words on "Rap God," earning him an entry in the 2015 Guinness Book of Records for "most words in a hit single."


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DarlinAvril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne said her Goodbye Lullaby track "Darlin" was "probably" the second song she ever wrote. The Canadian composed it when she was an unsigned 15-year-old living in Napanee, Ontario.


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TushZZ Top

"Tush" doesn"t have to refer to anatomy, according to ZZ Top. It"s a word that also means "lavish."


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I Missed AgainPhil Collins

Phil Collins" "I Missed Again" was originally "I Miss You, Babe," and was a very somber song about his recent divorce. Collins decided to lighten it up and inject some humor into the song.


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Seven Nation ArmyThe White Stripes

Jack White titled "Seven Nation Army" after how he would mispronounce "Salvation Army" when he was little.


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The Evolution of "Ophelia"Song Writing

How four songs portray Shakespeare"s character Ophelia.


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Dave MasonSongwriter Interviews

Dave reveals the inspiration for "Feelin" Alright" and explains how the first song he ever wrote became the biggest hit for his band Traffic.


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Subversive Songs Used To SellSong Writing

Songs about drugs, revolution and greed that have been used in commercials for sneakers, jeans, fast food, cruises and cars.

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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.


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Billy Steinberg - "Like A Virgin"They"re Playing My Song

The first of Billy"s five #1 hits was the song that propelled Madonna to stardom. You"d think that would get you a backstage pass, wouldn"t you?


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Vanessa CarltonSongwriter Interviews

The "A Thousand Miles" singer on what she thinks of her song being used in White Chicks and how she captured a song from a dream.