The guys from Chic wrote "Le Freak" as a message to a doorman who wouldn't let them into a club. Originally, it was "F--- Off."
Jimi Hendrix wrote "The Wind Cries Mary" not about marijuana, but about his girlfriend at the time, Kathy Mary Etchingham.
"Bootylicious" made the Oxford English Dictionary three years after the Destiny's Child song was released. Definition: "Blend of booty buttocks and delicious."
The fadeout on Drake's "Hotline Bling" lasts 55 seconds - one of the longest outros of any hip-hop hit.
The moans of pleasure in the Guns N' Roses song "Rocket Queen" are authentic.
"It Wasn't Me" by Shaggy was based on an Eddie Murphy comedy bit where he would deny everything no matter how badly he was caught.
Go beyond the Wall of Voodoo with this cinematic songwriter.
Despite her reticent personality, Adele's life and music are filled with intrigue. See if you can spot the true tales.
"Come On Eileen" was a colossal '80s hit, but the band - far more appreciated in their native UK than stateside - released just three albums before their split. Now, Dexys is back.
The Christian rapper talks about where his trip to Haiti and his history of addiction fit into his songs.
Untangling the events that led to the "Stairway To Heaven" lawsuit.
The singer/bassist for Concrete Blonde talks about how her songs come from clairvoyance, and takes us through the making of their hit "Joey."
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