"Is That You?" the first song on Kiss' Unmasked album, was written by Gerard McMahon, who records under the moniker G Tom Mac.
McMahon says that the song was inspired by a "Bettie Page leather-looking girl in a bar at a hotel somewhere in the Midwest" who wanted to give him a "good thrashing" in his room. Considering the proposition, he decided he'd rather write a song about the encounter than accept her invitation.
McMahon says he is "eternally grateful" to have this song recorded by Kiss, and muses that the process was formative for his songwriting career.
The bedrock of David Guetta's Nicki Minaj-featuring single "Hey Mama" is a sample of "Rosie," a 1940s prison recording from folk archivist Alan Lomax that songwriter Esther Dean first showed the French DJ on YouTube.
It was never a big hit, but "She's A Rainbow" became one of the most popular Rolling Stones songs in the digital age when it started showing up in commercials (iMac, Photoshop), and TV shows (American Horror Story: Coven, Ted Lasso).