Written by Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth, "Dark Lady" finds the singer lovelorn and lonely. "It was a song with absolutely no message," Roth said in Greg Prato's book German Metal Machine: Scorpions in the '70s. "Normally, all of my songs have at least a little bit of a message. I think this one was purely the enjoyment of this boogie rhythm, with the arpeggio double harmony leads."
Smashing Pumpkins borrowed elements from this song for their 2007 track "Tarantula," which is homage to the Scorpions.
"White "Christmas" was so popular that Bing had to re-record the song five years after the original 1942 recording because the original masters had been worn out from all the pressings. This is the version that became a holiday tradition.
"Kickstart My Heart" is about all the ways Motley Crue gets their blood flowing without drugs. It was inspired by their bass player Nikki Sixx, who claimed he had to be revived with a shot of adrenaline to the heart after an overdose.
Arizona DJ Guy Zapoleon played UB40's "Red Red Wine" four years after it was released as part of a feature on songs that should have been hits. Listeners started requesting the tune and within weeks it was topping the Hot 100.