When The Kinks released "Lola," most people didn't realize it was about a transvestite.
Geffen Records made history on June 27, 1994 when Aerosmith's "Head First" became the first major label song made available for exclusive digital download. Download speeds at the time were so slow it took around 75 minutes to download the track.
"Paper Planes" was inspired by M.I.A.'s hassles trying to get a visa to enter America.
The Four Seasons' "Walk Like a Man" was the first Hot 100 #1 hit to feature a simile in its title.
"Jeopardy" by The Greg Kihn Band got the Weird Al treatment with "I Lost On Jeopardy." Kihn and Jeopardy game show announcer Art Fleming both appear in the video.
Moby says that "We Are All Made Of Stars" is scientifically accurate, since all matter originates from stardust.
Just how much did these monsters of rock dabble in the occult?
Long before Eminem, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj created alternate personas, David Bowie, Bono, Joni Mitchell and even Hank Williams took on characters.
Harry is Derek Smalls in Spinal Tap, Mark Shubb in The Folksmen, and Mr. Burns on The Simpsons.
"How much does it cost? I'll buy it?" Another songwriter told Jonathan to change these lyrics. Good thing he ignored this advice.
Justin wrote the classic "Nights In White Satin," but his fondest musical memories are from a different decade.
This Australian Christian music star found herself a California surfer guy, giving new meaning to her song "Wait For Me."