The first hit song that was used in a commercial before it was released as a single was "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing," which was written for a Coke ad.
Sia Furler originally sent "Pretty Hurts" to Katy Perry, but she didn't see the email, so Beyonce ended up recording it instead.
"Mercedes Boy" by Pebbles is about a real guy she fell in love with - they both drove Mercedes when she wrote it.
The French part in Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" translates to: "I want your love and I want your revenge."
The "Free Bird" lyric, "If I leave here tomorrow, would you still remember me?" was something Lynyrd Skynyrd's guitarist's girlfriend said to him during a fight.
Jay-Z was going to ask Mary J. Blige to duet on "Empire State of Mind," but he decided on Alicia Keys when he heard the piano stabs on the track.
Not everyone can be a superhero, but that hasn't stopped generations of musicians from trying to be Superman.
Writing with Phil Lynott, Scott saw their ill-fated frontman move to a darker place in his life and lyrics.
"When seeds that you sow grow by the wicked moon/Be sure your sins will find you out/Your past will hunt you down and turn to tell on you."
The guitarist/songwriter explains how he came up with his signature sound, and deconstructs some classic Fear Factory songs.
The leader of the Modern A Cappella movement talks about the genre.
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