Fleetwood Mac's "Gypsy" is about Stevie Nicks' best friend, who died of leukemia.
"Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson was 2015's best-selling single in both the U.S. and U.K.
Musically, the Twisted Sister song "We're Not Gonna Take It" is based on the Christmas tune "O Come All Ye Faithful."
Johnny Cash's wife, June Carter, wrote "Ring Of Fire" about their relationship.
Rob Reiner named his 1986 movie "Stand By Me" after the song, since he thought The Body, a Stephen King story on which it was based, sounded like a horror movie.
The Dixie Chicks got their name from the Little Feat song "Dixie Chicken." In 2020 they became "The Chicks" because Dixie refers to the American South in times of slavery.
Danny played guitar on Sweet Baby James, Tapestry, and Running On Empty. He also co-wrote many hit songs, including "Dirty Laundry," "Sunset Grill" and "Tender Is The Night."
Phone booths are nearly extinct, but they provided storylines for some of the most profound songs of the pre-cell phone era.
If you can recall the days when MTV played videos, you know that there are lots of stories to tell. See if you can spot the real ones.
One of the most successful songwriters in the business, Desmond co-wrote "Livin' La Vida Loca," "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" and "Livin' On A Prayer."
When she released her first album in 1988, Tanita became a UK singing sensation at age 19. She talks about her darkly sensual voice and quirky songwriting style.
Rosanne talks about the journey that inspired her songs on her album The River & the Thread, including a stop at the Tallahatchie Bridge.
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