Neil Diamond originally wrote "I'm A Believer" for the Country artist Eddy Arnold. He was surprised when record executive Don Kirshner passed it instead to The Monkees.
The game Lana Del Rey sings about in "Video Games" is World of Warcraft - her ex used to play it all the time.
Sleigh bells aren't very punk, but they play throughout the Stooges classic "I Wanna Be Your Dog."
George Michael was 17 and on a bus to his job at the cinema when he came up with the idea for "Careless Whisper" and the lyrics, "Something in your eyes calls to mind a silver screen."
"Forever" by Chris Brown was written for a Wrigley's Doublemint Gum commercial. The full song contains the gum's tagline: "Double your pleasure, double your fun."
Avril Lavigne said her Goodbye Lullaby track "Darlin" was "probably" the second song she ever wrote. The Canadian composed it when she was an unsigned 15-year-old living in Napanee, Ontario.
Dwarfs on stage with an oversize Stonehenge set? Dabbling in Satanism? Find out which Spinal Tap-moments were true for Black Sabbath.
Doors expert Jim Cherry, author of The Doors Examined, talks about some of their defining songs and exposes some Jim Morrison myths.
How did The Edge get his name? Did they name a song after a Tolkien book? And who is "Angel of Harlem" about?
Jon Fratelli talks about the band's third album, and the five-year break leading up to it.
Ron Nevison explains in very clear terms the Quadrophenia concept and how Heart staged their resurgence after being dropped by their record company.
Dean's saga began with "Ariel," a song about falling in love with a Jewish girl from New Jersey.
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