The guy who wrote "Tell It To My Heart" owns a collection of famous baseballs, including the one that went through Bill Buckner's legs.
Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi" is about the commercialization of Hawaii. On her first trip to the islands, she looked out of her hotel window and saw a parking lot as far as the eye could see.
Rod Stewart wrote "Maggie May" about the woman who deflowered him when he was 16.
"Veronica" was inspired by Elvis Costello's grandmother, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease.
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.
The Four Tops' "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" was written by the Motown team of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland. The phrase "Sugar pie, honey bunch" was something Dozier's grandfather used to say when he was a kid.
How did The Edge get his name? Did they name a song after a Tolkien book? And who is "Angel of Harlem" about?
In the name of song explanation, Al talks about scoring heroin for William Burroughs, and that's not even the most shocking story in this one.
Test your metal - Priest, Maiden, and Beavis and Butt-head show up in this one.
He wrote "She Blinded Me With Science" so he could direct a video about a home for deranged scientists.
Can you name Def Leppard's only #1 hit in America? Get rocked with this adrenalized quiz.
Was Janet secretly married at 18? Did she gain 60 pounds for a movie role that went to Mariah Carey? See what you know about Ms. Jackson.
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