Rupaul was in the video for "Love Shack" by the B-52's. He had a solo hit with "Supermodel" a few years later.
Irving Berlin wrote "How Dry I Am" in anticipation of Prohibition, envisioning a bleak future without alcohol.
Eminem sampled Dido's "Thank You" for his song "Stan," and Dido appeared in his video as Stan's unfortunate wife.
Lucinda Williams' track "Compassion" is based on a poem by her father, lauded Arkansas poet Miller Williams.
Kacey Musgraves originally offered "Follow Your Arrow" to her friend Katy Perry. However, Perry thought Musgraves should record the song herself as it seemed, "like something that you would totally say."
A perfume called Wonderstruck was named after a line in Taylor Swift's song "Enchanted": "I'm wonderstruck, blushing all the way home."
How well do you know your protest songs (including the one that went to #1)?
When a song describes a wedding, it's rarely something to celebrate - with one big exception.
Charlotte was established in the LA punk scene when a freaky girl named Belinda approached her wearing a garbage bag.
The writer of "Rainy Night in Georgia" and "Polk Salad Annie" explains how he cooks up his Louisiana swamp rock.
The "How Country Feels" singer talks Skynyrd and songwriting.
Roger reveals the songwriting formula Clive Davis told him, and if "Eight Miles High" is really about drugs.
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