Katy Perry says her 2008 song "Ur So Gay" is about "guys who wear the guyliner, steal your jeans, and that whole almost hipster emo scene."
The Pretenders are named after the 1956 song "The Great Pretender" by The Platters.
Pink Floyd's "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" is about their founding member Syd Barrett, who became an acid casualty. Notice the S-Y-D in the title.
It really was so easy for Linda Ronstadt to score a hit with her Buddy Holly cover of "It's So Easy." She would sometimes change the lyric to: "It's so easy to have a hit, all you have to do is recycle it."
The Arctic Monkeys 2011 song "Suck It and See" is titled after a British saying meaning you should try something to see if you like it.
Bob Seger co-wrote the Eagles #1 hit "Heartache Tonight."
The country sweetheart opines about the demands of touring and talks about writing songs with her famous father.
Many unusual folks appear in Grateful Dead songs. Can you identify them?
The first of Billy's five #1 hits was the song that propelled Madonna to stardom. You'd think that would get you a backstage pass, wouldn't you?
How did The Edge get his name? Did they name a song after a Tolkien book? And who is "Angel of Harlem" about?
The Reverend rants on psychobilly and the egghead academics he bashes in one of his more popular songs.
We've heard of artists putting their hearts into their music, but some take it literally.
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