Taio Cruz throws his hands up "sometimes" in "Dynamite" because the song was originally written about surrender.
Adele got the title "Rolling In The Deep" from the British saying "Roll Deep," which means to look after someone. She was "rolling deep" with her boyfriend until he betrayed her.
"I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues" by Elton John was written for the sister of actress Rene Russo. Bernie Taupin, who wrote the lyrics, was married to Rene's sister, Toni.
A guy Jewel fell for when she was 16 inspired her hit "Foolish Games."
Madonna's hit "Don't Tell Me" was written by her brother-in-law, Joe Henry, who has produced albums by Hugh Laurie and Bonnie Raitt.
The movie The Breakfast Club opens with a passage from David Bowie's "Changes" ("And these children that you spit on...")
Long before Eminem, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj created alternate personas, David Bowie, Bono, Joni Mitchell and even Hank Williams took on characters.
The original voice of Snap! this story is filled with angry drag queens, video impersonators and Chaka Khan.
As a 5-year-old, Brandi was writing lyrics to instrumental versions lullabies. She still puts her heart into her songs, including the one Elton John sings on.
Michelle Branch talks about "Everywhere," "The Game Of Love," and her run-in with a Christian broadcasting network.
A band so baffling, even their names were contrived. Check your score in the Ramones version of Fact or Fiction.
Despite appearances on Carson, Leno and a Pennebaker film, Williams remains a hidden treasure.
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