The French part in Talking Heads' "Psycho Killer" explains that the killer is going after a girl, like Norman Bates in the movie Psycho.
The video for Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" pays homage to the classic 1995 film Clueless with the rapper playing Cher and featured singer Charli XCX portraying Tai. It was filmed at some of the same locations used in the movie.
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.
"Izzo (H.O.V.A.)" refers to "Hova," which is what Jay-Z calls his God Name. Jay-Hova, as in Jehovah.
Dolly Parton is just fine with Whitney Houston's cover of "I Will Always Love You." Said Parton: "She can have the credit. I just want my cash."
"I Got You Babe" makes Sonny Bono the only person to perform on a #1 hit and also get elected to congress.
The 10 biggest "retirement tours" that didn't take.
A selection of songs made to be terrible - some clearly achieved that goal.
He wrote "She Blinded Me With Science" so he could direct a video about a home for deranged scientists.
Pool balls, magpies and thorns without roses - how well do you know your Tom Waits lyrics?
The lead singer and pianist for Procol Harum, Gary talks about finding the musical ideas to match the words.
Rob Halford, Richie Faulkner and Glenn Tipton talk twin guitar harmonies and explain how they create songs in Judas Priest.
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