The Texas songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker wrote "Mr. Bojangles" after a weekend in jail where a fellow inmate told him his life story.
David Byrne says "Road To Nowhere" is about "how there's no order and no plan and no scheme to life and death and it doesn't mean anything, but it's all right.
In 2010, the biggest-selling song in the UK was "Love the Way You Lie" by Eminem.
"Angie" was the only ballad by The Rolling Stones to hit #1 in America.
The philosophical Kansas song "Dust In The Wind" is inspired by a line of Native American poetry: "For all we are is dust in the wind."
In the UK, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" returns to the chart every Halloween, a tradition started in 2007.
Justin wrote the classic "Nights In White Satin," but his fondest musical memories are from a different decade.
The "Lowdown" and "Lido Shuffle" singer makes a habit of playing with the best in the business.
How the American gangsta rappers made history by getting banned in the UK.
Did Eric Clapton really write "Cocaine" while on cocaine? This question and more in the Clapton edition of Fact or Fiction.
Did Rivers Cuomo grow up on a commune? Why did they name their albums after colors? See how well you know your Weezer in this Fact or Fiction.
How a goofy detective movie, a disenchanted director and an unlikely songwriter led to one of the biggest hits in pop history.
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