The Pretenders are named after the 1956 song "The Great Pretender" by The Platters.
The Mary J. Blige song "No More Drama" samples the theme to the appropriately dramatic soap opera The Young And The Restless.
Donna Summer's "Bad Girls" is about prostitutes, but it was still used in the movie Rugrats In Paris.
The Ricky Martin song "She Bangs" found new life when William Hung performed it so horribly on a 2004 episode of American Idol that it went viral.
The Australian band Jet took their name from the 1973 song of the same by Paul McCartney and Wings.
Paul McCartney wrote "Hey Jude" to comfort John Lennon's 5-year-old son Julian, whose parents were getting a divorce.
There are no more rock stars - the last one died in 1994.
From the cowbell on "Mississippi Queen" to recording with The Who when they got the wrong Felix, stories from one of rock's master craftsmen.
The 10 biggest "retirement tours" that didn't take.
You know the scenes - Tom Cruise in his own pants-off dance off, Molly Ringwald celebrating her birthday - but do you remember what song is playing?
The top chant artist in the Western world, Krishna Das talks about how these Hindu mantras compare to Christian worship songs.
As Procol Harum's lyricist, Keith wrote the words to "A Whiter Shade Of Pale." We delve into that song and find out how you can form a band when you don't sing or play an instrument.