The Pretenders are named after the 1956 song "The Great Pretender" by The Platters.
When The Kinks released "Lola," most people didn't realize it was about a transvestite.
Steve Perry wrote "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'" with the opening lyrics, "You make me weep, I wanna die," after seeing his girlfriend kissing another man.
Musically, the Twisted Sister song "We're Not Gonna Take It" is based on the Christmas tune "O Come All Ye Faithful."
The Australian band Jet took their name from the 1973 song of the same by Paul McCartney and Wings.
"Rosanna" by Toto got its name from the actress Rosanna Arquette, who was dating Toto keyboard player Steve Porcaro.
The Scorpions and UFO guitarist is also a very prolific songwriter - he explains how he writes with his various groups, and why he was so keen to get out of Germany and into England.
It started with a bouncy MTV classic. Nirvana and MCR made them scary, then Gwen, Avril and Madonna put on the pom poms.
As a songwriter and producer, Narada had hits with Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Starship. But what song does he feel had the greatest impact on his career?
Producer Rupert Hine talks about crafting hits for Tina Turner, Howard Jones and The Fixx.
Just how much did these monsters of rock dabble in the occult?
Is Owl City on a quest for another hit like "Fireflies?" Adam answers that question and explains the influences behind many others.
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