Dizzee told The Sun August 28, 2009: "You know I've seen a lot of lavish s--t in my time, going around the world, so it doesn't seem to make sense to not talk about it. Listen to lines like 'Eight hundred fifty pound jeans covering my shin/ Cos my legs are skinny but my wallet ain't thin/ Every time I bust a smile it's a big money grin" and you'll get the idea."
Boston leader Tom Scholz went back to his job at Polaroid after releasing the group's debut album. When his co-workers kept coming by to tell him "More Than A Feeling" was playing on the radio, he knew it was time to quit his day job.
David Bowie's "Space Oddity" tells the story of an astronaut who cuts off communication and floats into space. The BBC used it extensively in their coverage of the 1969 moon landing - an odd choice considering the lyrics.