The closing lyrics in "One Week" by Barenaked Ladies are "Birchmount Stadium, home of the Robbie," which refers to a soccer tournament in Ontario.
The '40s hit "Rum and Coca-Cola" is really about American soldiers soliciting prostitutes in Trinidad.
"November Rain" by Guns N' Roses has a literary influence: The lyric is based on a story called Without You by Del James.
Otis Redding often ad-libbed vocals at the end of songs, but for "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" he just whistled instead - it became the most famous whistling in song history.
"Peter Gunn" was the first TV theme to hit the Hot 100.
"Never Tear Us Apart" was a live favorite for INXS, who would often extend the second pause for a while as the crowd went crazy.
Pool balls, magpies and thorns without roses - how well do you know your Tom Waits lyrics?
A Soul Train dancer takes us through a day on the show, and explains what you had to do to get camera time.
Bowie's "activist" days of 1964 led to Ziggy Stardust.
Are classic songs like "Over The Rainbow" and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" in the public domain?
Go beyond the Wall of Voodoo with this cinematic songwriter.
Does Angus really drink himself silly? Did their name come from a sewing machine? See if you can spot the real stories about AC/DC.