Fall Out Boy's "The Phoenix" samples the classical work "Allegro Non Troppo," which was composed by Dmitri Shostakovich in 1941. Vocalist Patrick Stump was inspired by "the creepiness" of the strings.
Often heard as a patriotic song, "Down Under" is really about the selling of Australia and makes a strong political statement.
"Veronica" was inspired by Elvis Costello's grandmother, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease.
Irving Berlin wrote "How Dry I Am" in anticipation of Prohibition, envisioning a bleak future without alcohol.
Donna Summer's "Bad Girls" is about prostitutes, but it was still used in the movie Rugrats In Paris.
"Hangin' Tough" came at the peak of New Kids on the Block mania. Their writer/producer Maurice Starr wrote it about the struggles the band faced early on. It was #1 in England and America.
Test your metal - Priest, Maiden, and Beavis and Butt-head show up in this one.
Kooper produced Lynyrd Skynyrd, played with Dylan and the Stones, and formed BS&T.
As a 5-year-old, Brandi was writing lyrics to instrumental versions lullabies. She still puts her heart into her songs, including the one Elton John sings on.
How a goofy detective movie, a disenchanted director and an unlikely songwriter led to one of the biggest hits in pop history.
Even before Soundgarden wrote a song about him, Artis was the most famous spoon player of all time. So why has he always been broke?
Some album art was at least "inspired" by others. A look at some very similar covers.