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Watch Wyclef Jean Play "Fast Car," Chat About the Fugees, Paul Simon, Christian Rock: Exclusive Video

December 13, 2007 5:48 PM ET

Wyclef Jean stopped by the offices for lunch early this week, and he brought his guitar, which made everything even more exciting. Here's him performing "Fast Car," from his new album Carnival Vol II: Memoirs of an Immigrant , which just came out. Also check out below to see Wyclef retelling the story of making "Fast Car" with Paul Simon, plus a bonus video of him talking about his secret Christian rock history.

Click here to watch Wyclef discuss Making "Fast Car" with Paul Simon.

Click here for Wyclef on the Fugees and his Christian rock past.

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Song Stories

“Bleeding Love”

Leona Lewis | 2007

In 2008, The X Factor winner Leona Lewis backed up her U.K. singing competition victory with an R&B anthem for the ages: "Bleeding Love," an international hit that became the best-selling song of the year. The track was co-penned by OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder (whose radio dominance would continue with songs such as Beyonce's "Halo" and Adele's "Rumour Has It") and solo artist Jesse McCartney, who was inspired by a former girlfriend, Gossip Girl actress Katie Cassidy. Given the song's success, McCartney didn't regret handing over such a personal track: "No, no," he said. "I'm so happy for Leona. She deserves it. There are really no bad feelings."

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