The title track of The Mars Volta's sixth album comes from a device in vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala's imagination. During a concert he explained that the fictional contraption would take a person's problems and help them overcome them, "stopping the night from coming, leaving nothing but light."
Noctourniquet is a concept album centering on a character based on the mythical Greek figure Hyacinthus and the English nursery rhyme Solomon Grundy.
"Cigarettes And Chocolate Milk" describes a time in Rufus Wainwright's life when he found himself hungover and pounding chocolate milk to feel better. It didn't work, so he smoked a cigarette, which is when he realized his addictive personality could be a problem.
Elvis Presley's "A Little Less Conversation" was just a minor hit when it was released in 1968, but a 2002 remix made the song a global smash, taking it to #1 in a number of countries, including Australia and the UK.
The song "Sadeness" by Enigma (the one with the chanting monks), got its name from the French novelist Marquis de Sade, who believed sex had to be painful in order to be pleasurable - thus the word "sadism."