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Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Story Behind the Song

The Exclusive Personal Stories Behind Your Favorite Songs

Foreword by Lamont Dozier

In this Chicken Soup for the Soul collection, learn the exclusive personal stories behind 101 of your favorite songs.

Our greatest songwriters reveal the inspirations behind 101 of the songs that we all know and love. Read the stories behind songs including:

  • Barry Manilow ~ One Voice
  • Christina Aguilera ~ Fighter
  • Boyz II Men/ Mariah Carey ~ One Sweet Day
  • Paul Anka ~ My Way
  • Daryl Hall and John Oates ~ She’s Gone
  • Huey Lewis ~ The Heart Of Rock n’ Roll
  • Kanye West ~ Welcome To Heartbreak
  • John Legend ~ Ordinary People
  • Melissa Etheridge ~ Come To My Window
  • Ryan Tedder/One Republic ~ Apologize
  • Smokey Robinson ~ Cruisin’
  • Richie Sambora / Jon Bon Jovi ~ Livin’ On A Prayer
  • And 89 more!              

Photograph by Derek Smith

Jack Canfield is the co-creator of the Chicken soup for the Soul® series, which includes 40 New York Times bestsellers. He is a leader in the field of personal transformation, peak performance and human potential and is the Chief Executive Officer of The Canfield Training Group, President of Self-Esteem Seminars and Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Foundation for Self-Esteem. Jack has conducted intensive personal and professional development seminars for more than 1,000,000 people worldwide. An internationally renowned corporate trainer, keynote speaker, and popular radio and TV talk show guest, he lives in Santa Barbara, California.

 Mark Victor Hansen is a co-founder of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

  • Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul (November 10, 2009)
  • Length: 448 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781935096405