"I Ran (So Far Away)" by A Flock Of Seagulls ends with an alien abduction.
Elton John didn't win a Grammy until 1986, when he got one for singing on "That's What Friends Are For."
Radiohead's "Paraonid Android" was written after a confrontation in a Los Angeles bar with an irate woman.
Meghan Trainor and her producer Kevin Kadish originally wrote "All About That Bass" for another artist to record. However, after Epic Records boss LA Reid heard Meghan play a demo of the song on a ukulele, he signed the young songwriter to his label and told her she should sing it.
Moby says that "We Are All Made Of Stars" is scientifically accurate, since all matter originates from stardust.
Irving Berlin wrote "How Dry I Am" in anticipation of Prohibition, envisioning a bleak future without alcohol.
"Mony Mony." "Crimson and Clover." "Draggin' The Line." The hits kept coming for Tommy James, and in a plot line fit for a movie, his record company was controlled by the mafia.
Lita talks about how they wrote songs in The Runaways, and how she feels about her biggest hit being written by somebody else.
Dan cracked the Top 40 with "Ritual," then went to India and spent 2 hours with the Dalai Lama.
Rockers, rappers and pop stars have been known to quote the Bible in their songs. See if you match the artist to the biblical lyric.
Zac tells the story of Hanson's massive hit "MMMbop," and talks about how brotherly bonds effect their music.
"London Bridge," "Ring Around the Rosie" and "It's Raining, It's Pouring" are just a few examples of shockingly morbid children's songs.