Bono wrote "Sweetest Thing" for his wife to make up for working on her birthday.
Lindsay Lohan has some lyrics from Billy Joel's "I Go To Extremes" tattooed on her ribcage: "Clear as a crystal, sharp as a knife I feel like I'm in the prime of my life."
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" is an English version of a Zulu hunting song from the 1930s.
The first popular song to use the phrase "Heavy Metal" was "Born To Be Wild" by Steppenwolf, which was featured in the movie Easy Rider.
John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath got its title from a line in "The Battle Hymn of the Republic": "He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored."
Lorde was 16 years and 11 months old when "Royals" topped the Hot 100. In doing so she became the youngest ever solo artist to write and perform a #1 hit.
"Dead Skunk" became a stinker for Loudon when he felt pressure to make another hit - his latest songs deal with mortality, his son Rufus, and picking up poop.
Can you name Def Leppard's only #1 hit in America? Get rocked with this adrenalized quiz.
U2, Carly Simon, Joanna Newsom, Brian Wilson and Fiona Apple have all gone to Van Dyke Parks to make their songs exceptional.
Was "Ring Of Fire" really used to sell hemorrhoid cream?
Martyn talks about producing Tina Turner, some Heaven 17 hits, and his work with the British Electric Foundation.
The lead singer and pianist for Procol Harum, Gary talks about finding the musical ideas to match the words.
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