Bono came up with the idea of focusing on a soldier's last thoughts as he dies from his wounds in the U2 song "White As Snow" after reading William Golding's 1956 novel Pincher Martin.
Brad Pitt and Elvis both get mentions in the 1997 Shania Twain hit "That Don't Impress Me Much."
Young MC shows up in the George Clooney movie Up In The Air performing his hit "Bust A Move."
If you have a whole day to kill, you can check out the full version of Pharrell Williams' "Happy" music clip, which was the world's first ever 24-hour music video.
Jay-Z did the rap on "Crazy In Love" at the last minute. He and Beyoncé had started dating and the Texan songstress asked him to get on the song the night before she had to turn in her album.
"One Week" by Barenaked Ladies was a #1 hit in America - for exactly one week in 1998.
The "Midnight At The Oasis" singer is an Old Time gal. She talks about her jug band beginnings and shares a Dylan story.
Lots of life lessons in these Eagles lyrics - can you match them to the correct song?
Long before Eminem, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj created alternate personas, David Bowie, Bono, Joni Mitchell and even Hank Williams took on characters.
Gary Lewis and the Playboys had seven Top 10 hits despite competition from The Beatles. Gary talks about the hits, his famous father, and getting drafted.
Justin wrote the classic "Nights In White Satin," but his fondest musical memories are from a different decade.
Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai were two of Graham's co-writers for some '80s rock classics.
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