Collects stories and anecdotes by songwriters on the writing process and the meanings behind their most popular songs, including Christina Aguilera, Melissa Etheridge, Barry Manilow, and Kanye West.
You will get an inside look at the personal stories behind your favorite songs as songwriters get up close and personal with exclusive stories about how and why they wrote them.Songs tell a story, and now popular singers and songwriters are sharing more of the story! These artists reveal the inspiration, influence, and background, and when and why they wrote their most famous songs, in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Story Behind the Song. Includes great photos of the songwriters. The print edition contains the lyrics to all 101 songs, and the eBook includes lyrics to 85 of the songs. Songs, with personal stories behind them, many of which are being told for the first time, include: Storyteller/Songwriter Song TitleAaron Lewis, Staind OutsideAaron Neville Yellow MoonAaron Tippin Kiss ThisAmanda McBroom The RoseAngélique Kidjo BatongaAnn Wilson, Heart Dog and ButterflyBarry Manilow One VoiceBilly Bob Thornton The Poor HouseBilly Steinberg True ColorsBrenda Russell Get HereCarly Simon Let the River RunCarol Connors With You I’m Born AgainCarole Bayer Sager That’s What Friends Are ForChristina Aguilera FighterChynna Phillips Hold OnClint Black When I Said I DoCorey Taylor (Slipknot) DualityDarius Rucker It Won’t Be Like This For LongDaryl Hall Sara SmileDavid Cassidy Stand and Be ProudDiane Warren Because You Loved MeDiane Warren I Don’t Want To Miss A ThingDoug Ingle (Iron Butterfly) In-A-Gadda-Da-VidaEd Robertson (Barenaked Ladies) EasyEddie Money Two Tickets To ParadiseEnrique Iglesias Be With YouArt Alexakis (Everclear) Father Of MineGavin Rossdale Love Remains the SameGreg Camp (Smash Mouth) All StarHal David What the World Needs Now Is LoveHoward Hewett Say AmenHowie Dorough (Backstreet Boys) What Makes You Different (Makes You Beautiful) Huey Lewis The Heart Of Rock n’ RollIggy Pop Lust For LifeJack Tempchin Peaceful Easy FeelingJanis Ian At SeventeenJeff Barry Walkin’ In the SunJeff Barry Tell Laura I Love HerJerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains) RoosterJewel HandsJim Croce (by Ingrid Croce) Bad, Bad Leroy BrownJim Croce (by Ingrid Croce) OperatorJim Peterik (Survivor) Eye Of the TigerJoan Jett Bad ReputationJohn Legend Ordinary PeopleJohn Oates She’s GoneJohn Sebastian (Lovin’ Spoonful) Do You Believe In MagicJohn Sebastian (Lovin’ Spoonful) DaydreamKanye West Welcome To HeartbreakKelly Keagy (Night Ranger) Midnight MadnessKenny Loggins Moose ‘n MeKim Carnes Don’t Fall In Love With a DreamerLamont Dozier Stop In the Name of LoveLamont Dozier Where Did Our Love GoLarry Gatlin All the Gold In CaliforniaLisa Loeb StayLiz Phair Divorce SongMacy Gray Sweet BabyMark Hoppus (Blink 182) The Rock ShowMel B (Spice Girls) MamaMelissa Etheridge Come To My WindowMelissa Manchester Midnight BlueMelissa Manchester Power Of RibbonsMick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac) TuskMick Jones (Foreigner) Feels Like the First TimeMick Jones (Foreigner) Waiting For A Girl Like YouNathan Morris (Boyz II Men) One Sweet DayNeil Sedaka Breaking Up Is Hard To DoPam Tillis Cleopatra, the Queen Of DenialPaul Anka The Longest DayPaul Anka My WayPhil Vassar Just Another Day In ParadisePhilip Bailey (Earth, Wind & Fire) Shining StarStephen Pearcy (RATT) Round and RoundRay Stevens The StreakRichard Marx Right Here WaitingRichie Sambora (Bon Jovi) It’s My LifeRichie Sambora (Bon Jovi) Livin’ On A PrayerRick Springfield Jesse’s GirlRobert Lamm (Chicago) Saturday In the ParkRodney Jerkins Say My NameRonald LaPread (Commodores) ZoomRoy Hay (Culture Club) Do You Really Want To Hurt MeRoy Thomas Baker for Freddie Bohemian Rhapsody Mercury (Queen)Ryan Tedder (One Republic) ApologizeRyan Tedder Bleeding LoveSean Garrett BurnShelby Lynne Johnny Met JuneSiedah Garrett Man In the MirrorSmokey Robinson Cruisin’Steals Brothers Could It Be I’m Falling In LoveStephen Bishop On and OnTaylor Dayne BeautifulTom Higgenson (Plain White T’s) Hey There DelilahToni Tennille Do That To Me One More TimeTony Asher Wouldn’t It Be NiceTracy Lawrence If the World Had A Front PorchWalter Orange (Commodores) NightshiftWarren Haynes Soulshine