Keith Richards did some studio alchemy on "Street Fighting Man," which is all acoustic except the bass.
The Matchbox Twenty song "3 AM" is about the difficult times lead singer Rob Thomas spent caring for his mother, who had cancer.
Fall Out Boy's "The Phoenix" samples the classical work "Allegro Non Troppo," which was composed by Dmitri Shostakovich in 1941. Vocalist Patrick Stump was inspired by "the creepiness" of the strings.
Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" was the first-ever country single to earn diamond certification (10 million units sold) from the RIAA.
The song "Knock On Wood" was confusing to UK listeners because the saying there is "Touch Wood."
Bono wrote "Sweetest Thing" for his wife to make up for working on her birthday.
Billie Jean, Delilah, Sara, Laura and Sharona - do you know who the girls in the songs really are?
Rickie Lee Jones on songwriting, social media, and how she's handling Trump.
Have you got the smarts to know which of these graduation song stories are real?
As a 5-year-old, Brandi was writing lyrics to instrumental versions lullabies. She still puts her heart into her songs, including the one Elton John sings on.
In the summer of 1990, you could get arrested for selling a 2 Live Crew album or performing their songs in Southern Florida. And that's exactly what happened.
Rick Astley on "Never Gonna Give You Up," "Cry For Help," and his remarkable resurgence that gave him another #1 UK album.
A monthly update on our latest interviews, stories and added songs
©2021 Songfacts®, LLC