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Taylor Swift Reveals Her First-Ever Performance Was in Drag on "E True Hollywood Story"

December 19, 2008 2:20 PM ET

How did making up stories about the animals that expired on her driveway inspire Taylor Swift to write songs? That's just one of many questions answered on tonight's E True Hollywood Story focusing on young Hollywood (tune in at 8 p.m.). Click above to watch the country-crossover star discuss her musical debut (a turn in drag when she was in second grade) and early days on her parents' Christmas tree farm.

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Song Stories

“Hungry Like the Wolf”

Duran Duran | 1982

This indulgent New Romantic group generated their first U.S. hit with the help of what was at the time new technology. "Simon [Le Bon] and I, I think, had been out the night before and had this terrible hangover," said keyboardist Nick Rhodes. "For some reason we were feeling guilty about it and decided to go and do some work." Rhodes started playing with his Jupiter-8 synth, and then "Simon had an idea for a lyric, and by lunchtime when everyone else turned up, we pretty much had the song." The Simmons drumbeat was equally important to the sound of "Hungry Like the Wolf," as Duran Duran drummer Roger Taylor stated it "kind of defined the drum sound for the Eighties."

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