Carly Simon wrote "Anticipation" while waiting for her first date with Cat Stevens.
45% of the royalties for "Somebody That I Used To Know" go to the estate of the Brazilian classical guitarist Luiz Bonfá, whose song "Seville" Gotye sampled.
The events described in Alanis Morissette's song "Ironic," like rain on your wedding day, are not examples of irony. Irony is the use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning.
A gospel choir appears in Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" video, but the vocals on the song are all Smith - about 20 tracks of his voice were used to make him sound like a chorus.
The "Highway To Hell" is the Canning Highway in Australia, which seems to go on forever, at least according to AC/DC.
The line "satellite of love" in the Def Leppard song "Rocket" came from the title of a 1972 Lou Reed song.
Jim talks about the impact of "The Middle" and uses a tree metaphor to describe his songwriting philosophy.
Collaborating with T Bone Burnett, Leslie Phillips changed her name and left her Christian label behind - Robert Plant, who recorded one of her songs on Raising Sand, is a fan.
Rick has a surprising dark side, a strong feminine side and, in a certain TV show, a naked backside. But he still hasn't found Jessie's Girl.
Doubt led to drive for Francis, who still isn't sure why one of Status Quo's biggest hits is so beloved.
How a country weeper and a blues number made "rolling stone" the most popular phrase in rock.
Daryl Hall's TV show is a hit, and he's been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - only one of these developments excites him.
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