The line "satellite of love" in the Def Leppard song "Rocket" came from the title of a 1972 Lou Reed song.
"Sing" was inspired by a girl that Ed Sheeran met in Las Vegas in the summer of 2013, when "one thing led to another and now she's kissing my mouth."
In the song "God," Tori Amos makes the point that if there's God, there must also be a Goddess because there are no male-only species.
"Mrs Robinson" was originally called "Mrs Roosevelt," most likely after First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. It became "Mrs Robinson" when it was considered for use in the film The Graduate.
Janet Jackson wrote the lyric to "Nasty" in response to random guys calling her "baby."
"Crazy Kids'" lyrics were inspired by a birthday party of Ke$ha's, which she described as, "one crazy night."
Genesis' key-man re-examines his solo career and the early days of music video.
Fiona's highly-anticipated third album almost didn't make it. Here's how it finally came together after two years and a leak.
Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Mila Kunis and John Malkovich are just a few of the film stars who have moonlighted in music videos.
Before he was the champ, Ali released an album called I Am The Greatest!, but his musical influence is best heard in the songs he inspired.
Not everyone can be a superhero, but that hasn't stopped generations of musicians from trying to be Superman.
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