"Paranoid" reflects a feeling Black Sabbath bass player Geezer Butler often felt after using drugs.
Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk" was the first US chart-topper to include the word "funk" in the title.
"Zombie" by The Cranberries is about an IRA bombing in England that killed two children.
The lyrics for Lesley Gore's "It's My Party" were based on actual events relating to his daughter Judy's sweet 16 party. The teenager threw a tantrum and burst into tears when her mum and dad insisted that her grandparents had to be invited.
You wouldn't know it from the upbeat melody, but "Walkin' On The Sun" by Smash Mouth is about the 1992 Los Angeles Riots.
Tim McGraw recorded "Live Like You Were Dying" just two weeks after his own father passed away.
Charlotte was established in the LA punk scene when a freaky girl named Belinda approached her wearing a garbage bag.
We've heard of artists putting their hearts into their music, but some take it literally.
The in-depth discussion about the making of Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley, who played Jesus in the 1973 film.
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Rosanne talks about the journey that inspired her songs on her album The River & the Thread, including a stop at the Tallahatchie Bridge.
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