behind the song
These four guys from Ohio will tell you, it took a lot of writing to get to this particular gem. And even more inspiration of the best variety: real life.
When your first single from your debut album shoots up the charts, puts the competition in a stranglehold and doesn’t let go for seven weeks in a row, you’ve got reason to brag. And boy, does “Fancy” do just that.
To the surprise of many, Jack White’s GRAMMY-nominated solo jam “Lazaretto” is based on a hip-hop classic.
Watch Pharrell Williams talk about the creation of ‘Happy,’ and how the world’s response has affirmed his faith in humanity.
When Taylor Swift sat down to write her now three-time GRAMMY nominated hit “Shake It Off,” she wanted to create a song that brought the wallflowers to the dance floor.
‘Chandelier’ is a classic case of a happy accident, a spontaneous flash of inspiration that turned into one of the biggest and most pervasive hits of 2014.
Paramore’s song “Ain’t It Fun” didn’t just help Hayley Williams grow up, it also earned her and her bandmates a GRAMMY nomination.
Meghan Trainor is bringing booty back.
Frontman Ezra Koenig on about how their hit single from the GRAMMY-nominated ‘Modern Vampires of the City’ went through a rough ugly duckling stage until they figured out that vocal effect—you know the one.
“I think one of the first lines I wrote from that song,” Lorde told Radio.com, “which was, ‘We’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams,’ was in a diary that I had when I was like 11 or 12, so young.”