Buck Dharma of Blue Oyster Cult wrote "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" after he was diagnosed with a heart condition and started thinking about his own mortality.
"Nobody Does It Better" by Carly Simon was used in the film The Spy Who Loved Me. It was the first James Bond song not named after the movie.
Props to Aretha Franklin: her song "Respect" introduced the term "propers" as a sign of proper respect.
John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath got its title from a line in "The Battle Hymn of the Republic": "He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored."
The Annie Lennox hit "No More I Love You's" is a cover, originally sung by a man.
"Light My Fire" was the first song Doors guitarist Robby Krieger wrote. Looking for a universal theme, he decided to write about one of the four elements (air, earth, water, fire).
One of the most popular classical vocalists in the land is lining up a trip to space, which is the inspiration for many of her songs.
The Garbage drummer/songwriter produced the Nirvana album Nevermind, and Smashing Pumpkins' Gish and Siamese Dream.
Jon Fratelli talks about the band's third album, and the five-year break leading up to it.
Scaramouch, a hoople and a superhero soundtrack - see if you can spot the real Queen stories.
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Lots of life lessons in these Eagles lyrics - can you match them to the correct song?
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