Drake's "One Dance" was the first ever song to rack up one billion streams on Spotify.
Al Green's "Take Me to the River" describes a baptism. Two years later, he became a reverend.
"Airplanes" by B.o.B was written by Lupe Fiasco, who recorded it but decided to pass.
MTV wanted Weezer to record a version of their song "Hash Pipe" as "Half Pipe" to appeal to the skateboarding crowd. The band refused, and MTV listed the song as "H*** Pipe."
Cyndi Lauper came up with the title "Time After Time" when she saw it in TV Guide magazine. It's the name of a 1979 movie about a man who invents a time machine.
"Truckin'" was written as the Grateful Dead were starting their long, strange trip, settling into a life of constant touring. They rode busses and holed up in modest hotels to stay grounded.
Since emerging from MySpace with her hit "Bubbly," Colbie has become a top songwriter, even crafting a hit with Taylor Swift.
Charlotte was established in the LA punk scene when a freaky girl named Belinda approached her wearing a garbage bag.
How well do you know your David Bowie lyrics? Take this quiz to find out.
Lyrics don't always follow the rules of grammar. Can you spot the ones that don't?
Did they really trade their guitarist to The Doobie Brothers? Are they named after something naughty? And what's up with the band name?
Think you know your Bob Dylan lyrics? Take this quiz to find out.
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