The Fratellis song "Chelsea Dagger" was named for their lead singer's wife - it was her burlesque name.
David Bowie's "Let's Dance" is about more than just dancing. It's about dishonesty, particularly when we mask our true feelings.
Johnny Cash's wife, June Carter, wrote "Ring Of Fire" about their relationship.
"I Can See Clearly Now" by Johnny Nash was the first reggae song to hit #1 in America on the Hot 100.
John Mellencamp considers "Pink Houses" an "anti-American song," laying bare the struggles of the poor and working class.
Pink Floyd's "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" is about their founding member Syd Barrett, who became an acid casualty. Notice the S-Y-D in the title.
David talks about videos he made for Prince, Alabama, Big & Rich, Sheryl Crow, DMB, Melissa Etheridge and Sisters of Mercy.
The Reverend rants on psychobilly and the egghead academics he bashes in one of his more popular songs.
Many unusual folks appear in Grateful Dead songs. Can you identify them?
Dean's saga began with "Ariel," a song about falling in love with a Jewish girl from New Jersey.
The man who created Yacht Rock with "Sailing" wrote one of his biggest hits while on acid.
You may not recognize his name, but you will certainly recognize Peter Lord's songs. He wrote the bevy of hits from Paula Abdul's second album, Spellbound.
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