Ed Sheeran's first single was "The A Team," a song about a drug-addicted prostitute.
Elton John's "Rocket Man" is based on a Ray Bradbury story called The Rocket Man published in 1951.
Baseball Hall-of-Famer Phil Rizzuto is the announcer on Meat Loaf's "Paradise By the Dashboard Light." Rizzuto used to broadcast games for his former team, the Yankees.
Lorde was 16 years and 11 months old when "Royals" topped the Hot 100. In doing so she became the youngest ever solo artist to write and perform a #1 hit.
"Cum On Feel The Noise" was originally recorded by the British glam band Slade in 1973. Quiet Riot had their first hit with the song when they recorded it in 1983.
The Four Tops' "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" was written by the Motown team of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland. The phrase "Sugar pie, honey bunch" was something Dozier's grandfather used to say when he was a kid.
The trail runs from flying saucer songs in the '50s, through Bowie, blink-182 and Katy Perry.
Iron Maiden, Adele, Toto, Eminem and Earth, Wind & Fire are just some of the artists with songs directly inspired by movies - and not always good ones.
Did Al play on a Beach Boys record? Did he have beef with George Lucas and Coolio? See if you can spot weird but true stories.
An original member of Depeche Mode, Vince went on to form Erasure and Yaz.
The longtime Eagle talks about soaring back to his solo career, and what he learned about songwriting in the group.
Lots of life lessons in these Eagles lyrics - can you match them to the correct song?
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