The Hall & Oates hit "Everything Your Heart Desires" has no rhymes.
References to David Bowie, Tom Waits and Allan Ginsburg are peppered into the Bush song "Everything Zen."
Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation" was inspired by the tribes that came together at New York dance clubs.
A perfume called Wonderstruck was named after a line in Taylor Swift's song "Enchanted": "I'm wonderstruck, blushing all the way home."
Rod Stewart wrote "Maggie May" about the woman who deflowered him when he was 16.
Rihanna claims that "S&M" is about her love/hate relationship with the media. Apparently her paparazzi are using whips and chains.
He wrote "She Blinded Me With Science" so he could direct a video about a home for deranged scientists.
Brenda talks about the inspiration that drove her to write hit songs like "Get Here" and "Piano in the Dark," and why a lack of formal music training can be a songwriter's best asset.
They sang about pink torpedoes and rocking you tonight tonight, but some real lyrics are just as ridiculous. See if you can tell which lyrics are real and which are Spinal Tap in this lyrics quiz.
Lyrics don't always follow the rules of grammar. Can you spot the ones that don't?
Does he have beef with Gaga? Is he Sean Lennon's godfather? See if you can tell fact from fiction in the Elton John edition.
With his X-wife Exene, John fronts the band X and writes their songs.
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