Jessie J had a lyric from her song "Who You Are" tattooed on her hip:
References to David Bowie, Tom Waits and Allan Ginsburg are peppered into the Bush song "Everything Zen."
Elton John's songwriting partner Bernie Taupin wrote the original lyrics for Starship's "We Built This City." It was the first Hot 100 Top 10 hit Taupin wrote without John.
"All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey was the first ringtone certified Gold.
Glenn Frey of the Eagles played a bad guy in a 1985 episode of Miami Vice based on his song "Smuggler's Blues."
Dexys Midnight Runners' "Come on Eileen" is based on a real girl called Eileen that the band's Kevin Rowland had a relationship with in his early teenage years.
How a goofy detective movie, a disenchanted director and an unlikely songwriter led to one of the biggest hits in pop history.
The man who created Yacht Rock with "Sailing" wrote one of his biggest hits while on acid.
Was a Beatles song a TV theme? And who came up with those Fresh Prince and Sopranos songs?
The stories behind "Whole Of The Moon" and "Red Army Blues," and why rock music has "outlived its era of innovation."
"How much does it cost? I'll buy it?" Another songwriter told Jonathan to change these lyrics. Good thing he ignored this advice.
"Mr. Jones" took on new meaning when the song about a misguided view of fame made Adam famous.
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