Chicken Soup for the Soul

Chicken Soup for the Soul

The Story Behind the Song : the Exclusive Personal Stories Behind 101 of your Favorite Songs

Book - 2009
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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 Title

Aaron Lewis, Staind Outside

Aaron Neville Yellow Moon

Aaron Tippin Kiss This

Amanda McBroom The Rose

Angélique Kidjo Batonga

Ann Wilson, Heart Dog and Butterfly

Barry Manilow One Voice

Billy Bob Thornton The Poor House

Billy Steinberg True Colors

Brenda Russell Get Here

Carly Simon Let the River Run

Carol Connors With You I''m Born Again

Carole Bayer Sager That''s What Friends Are For

Christina Aguilera Fighter

Chynna Phillips Hold On

Clint Black When I Said I Do

Corey Taylor (Slipknot) Duality

Darius Rucker It Won''t Be Like This For Long

Daryl Hall Sara Smile

David Cassidy Stand and Be Proud

Diane Warren Because You Loved Me

Diane Warren I Don''t Want To Miss A Thing

Doug Ingle (Iron Butterfly) In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

Ed Robertson (Barenaked Ladies) Easy

Eddie Money Two Tickets To Paradise

Enrique Iglesias Be With You

Art Alexakis (Everclear) Father Of Mine

Gavin Rossdale Love Remains the Same

Greg Camp (Smash Mouth) All Star

Hal David What the World Needs Now Is Love

Howard Hewett Say Amen

Howie Dorough (Backstreet Boys) What Makes You Different (Makes You Beautiful)

Huey Lewis The Heart Of Rock n'' Roll

Iggy Pop Lust For Life

Jack Tempchin Peaceful Easy Feeling

Janis Ian At Seventeen

Jeff Barry Walkin'' In the Sun

Jeff Barry Tell Laura I Love Her

Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains) Rooster

Jewel Hands

Jim Croce (by Ingrid Croce) Bad, Bad Leroy Brown

Jim Croce (by Ingrid Croce) Operator

Jim Peterik (Survivor) Eye Of the Tiger

Joan Jett Bad Reputation

John Legend Ordinary People

John Oates She''s Gone

John Sebastian (Lovin'' Spoonful) Do You Believe In Magic

John Sebastian (Lovin'' Spoonful) Daydream

Kanye Wes
Publisher: Cos Cob, Conn. : Chicken Soup for the Soul Pub., c2009.
ISBN: 9781935096405
Branch Call Number: 782. 42164 CAN
Characteristics: xv, 427 p. : ports.
Additional Contributors: Hansen, Mark Victor
Geffen, Jo-Ann


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Aug 17, 2010

Admittedly, I am not a musician but a writer who dissects lyrics of of album I listen to. I am always fascinated with creativity and the muses that bring it forth, I thought this would be a natural candidate for favourite. Well, it didn't become a favourite and I am passing it on but I did enjoy most of the journey. This book further demonstrated that not all lyricist are good writers, egos can get in the way and some simply did not understand the assignment. However, it did have a good variety of songs meant to have a message, just for expression, impulsive/inspired writing and long works of art that were crafted. Not every song/chapter contained insight but there is something to be gained, a new understanding, within this book.

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