How I wrote ‘Turning Japanese’ by The Vapors’ David Fenton
How I wrote Art Garfunkel’s ‘Bright Eyes’ by Mike Batt
How I wrote ‘American Pie’ by Don McLean
How I wrote ‘Stay’ by Shakespears Sister
How I wrote ‘Suddenly I See’ by KT Tunstall
How I wrote Christina Aguilera’s ‘What A Girl Wants’ by Shelly Peiken
How I wrote ‘Rabbit’ by Chas & Dave
How I wrote ‘Teenage Kicks’ by The Undertones’ John O’Neill
How I wrote ‘Light My Fire’ by The Doors’ Robby Krieger
How I wrote ‘Lessons In Love’ by Level 42’s Mark King
How I wrote ‘I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)’ by The Moody Blues’ John Lodge
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How I wrote ‘What A Beautiful Day’ by The Levellers
How I wrote ‘Yellow River’ by Christie
How I wrote ‘Is It Any Wonder?’ by Keane’s Tim Rice-Oxley
How I wrote ‘Underdog (Save Me)’ by Turin Brakes’ Olly Knights
How I wrote ‘Farewell To The Fairground’ by White Lies’ Charles Cave
How I wrote ‘Senza Una Donna’ by Zucchero
How I wrote ‘Dance The Night Away’ by The Mavericks’ Raul Malo
How I wrote ‘Everybody’s Gone To War’ by Nerina Pallot
How I wrote ‘The Life Of Riley’ by The Lightning Seeds’ Ian Broudie
How I wrote ‘Enola Gay’ by OMD’s Andy McCluskey
How I wrote ‘Rhythm & Blues Alibi’ by Gomez’s Ben Ottewell
How I wrote ‘Glad All Over’ by Dave Clark
How I wrote ‘High’ by Lighthouse Family’s Paul Tucker
How I wrote ‘Dreams’ by Gabrielle
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