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The Story Behind Walk the Moon’s ‘Shut Up and Dance': Watch

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.

04/28/2015

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How ‘Uptown Funk’ Was Written: Watch

What is it about this song that makes it so universally adored? Songwriter and producer Mark Ronson tells Radio.com that he has no idea. But he does know the story of how “Uptown Funk” came to be.

04/27/2015

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GRAMMYs Behind the Song: Iggy Azalea Feat. Charli XCX – ‘Fancy’

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.

01/05/2015

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GRAMMYs Behind the Song: Jack White ‘Lazaretto’

To the surprise of many, Jack White’s GRAMMY-nominated solo jam “Lazaretto” is based on a hip-hop classic.

01/05/2015

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GRAMMYs Behind The Song: Pharrell Williams – ‘Happy’

Watch Pharrell Williams talk about the creation of ‘Happy,’ and how the world’s response has affirmed his faith in humanity.

01/05/2015

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GRAMMYs Behind the Song: Taylor Swift ‘Shake It Off’

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.

01/05/2015

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GRAMMYs Behind the Song: Sia – ‘Chandelier’

‘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.

01/05/2015

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GRAMMYs Behind the Song: Paramore – ‘Ain’t It Fun’

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.

01/05/2015

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GRAMMYs Behind the Song: Meghan Trainor – ‘All About That Bass’

Meghan Trainor is bringing booty back.

01/05/2015

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Behind the Song: Tim McGraw’s ‘Highway Don’t Care’

It’s a moody anthem that serves as the closing song on his 2013 album’ Two Lanes of Freedom.’ McGraw was drawn to it’s “timeless” quality.

01/23/2014

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