The lyric to "Hold On" by Wilson Phillips was inspired by Chynna Phillips' struggles with addiction. "Hold on for one more day" is something she heard in AA meetings.
The Lady Gaga/Beyoncé collaboration "Telephone" isn't just about turning down an unwanted caller, it's an analog for how Gaga was feeling overwhelmed, like a phone was always ringing in her head.
The Ben Folds Five song "Brick" is about a difficult time when Folds' girlfriend got an abortion.
Thanks to Eminem's song, the word "stan" was added to the Oxford American Dictionary in 2017. It means an obsessive fan.
"Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty is set in Los Angeles, as he mentions Reseda, Mulholland and Ventura Boulevard.
The EMF song "Unbelievable" samples the raunchy comic Andrew Dice Clay saying, "What the f--k was that!"
Michael tells the story of "Send Me On My Way," and explains why some of the words in the song don't have a literal meaning.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have some rather unusual song titles - see if you can spot the real ones.
Famous songs that lent their titles - and in some cases storylines - to movies.
"Lullaby" singer Shawn Mullins on "Beautiful Wreck," beating the Devil, and his writing credit on the Zac Brown Band song "Toes."
Many actors have attempted music, but only a few have managed a hit. Do you know which of these thespians charted?
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