Buddy Holly got the title for his hit song "That'll Be The Day" from a phrase John Wayne said in his movie "The Searchers.
"Surf City" was recorded by Jan & Dean, but written by Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys. It was the first #1 hit Wilson wrote.
Freddie Mercury considered "We Are The Champions" his version of "My Way." "We have made it, and it certainly wasn't easy," he said.
The Destiny's Child "Independent Women Part I" video was directed by the same guy who did the Hunger Games movies.
One of the great "we're all going down" songs is "Ship Of Fools" by World Party, written when Margaret Thatcher was in power in England.
Elton John didn't win a Grammy until 1986, when he got one for singing on "That's What Friends Are For."
The writer of "Rainy Night in Georgia" and "Polk Salad Annie" explains how he cooks up his Louisiana swamp rock.
Michael tells the story of "Send Me On My Way," and explains why some of the words in the song don't have a literal meaning.
Have you got the smarts to know which of these graduation song stories are real?
If the name Citizen Dick means anything to you, there's a chance you'll get some of these right.
Beef with Bon Jovi? An unfortunate Spandex period? See if you can spot the true stories in this Metallica version of Fact or Fiction.
We ring the Hell's Bells to see what songs and rockers are sincere in their Satanism, and how much of it is an act.