Merle Haggard was born in 1937 to a mother and father who lived in a converted boxcar in Oildale, California. He recalls here how an oil tanker train, "would rumble and rattle the old boxcar we lived in."
Haggard recalled the inspiration for the track to Uncut magazine: "It used to come by every day and rattle the ground. We were in earthquake country, so when the ground starts moving, you look up. When that old oil train would go by - it done that every morning, it done that every evening - it grabbed your attention. That was doing it with steam engines back then. You got the old 'choo choo' going by and you got the whistle. It added the background to life that don't exist anymore."
"Lean On" was originally sent by Major Lazer to both Rihanna and Nicki Minaj's camps as a slower reggae track. After both parties rejected the tune, Major Lazer recruited Danish singer MØ to supply vocals and recorded it themselves.
It has long been speculated that the Soundgarden song "Black Hole Sun" came from the name of a sculpture in Seattle, but according to their frontman Chris Cornell the title came from a phrase he misheard on the news. The band's name did come from a sculpture.