Marilyn Monroe is the subject of Elton John's "Candle In The Wind," but the song is really a look at how we react to celebrities who die young.
Every film star mentioned in Madonna's "Vogue" has since died. The last was Lauren Bacall, who passed away in 2014.
Train's guitarist had to Google an instructional video to learn how to play the ukulele for "Hey Soul Sister."
Before she was famous, Lady Gaga was a staff songwriter, and wrote the song "Quicksand," which Britney Spears recorded in 2008.
The Ricky Martin song "She Bangs" found new life when William Hung performed it so horribly on a 2004 episode of American Idol that it went viral.
"Sweet Child O' Mine" is about Erin Everly, who was Axl Rose's girlfriend at the time. She is the daughter of Don Everly of the Everly Brothers.
The writer of "Rainy Night in Georgia" and "Polk Salad Annie" explains how he cooks up his Louisiana swamp rock.
These overtly religious songs crossed over to the pop charts, despite resistance from fans, and in many cases, churches.
The country sweetheart opines about the demands of touring and talks about writing songs with her famous father.
Country songs with titles so bizarre they can't possibly be real... or can they?
The Christian rapper talks about where his trip to Haiti and his history of addiction fit into his songs.
When Dave recorded the first version of the song with his group the Blasters, producer Nick Lowe gave him some life-changing advice.
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