The TV show One Tree Hill got it's name from a song of the same name on U2's Joshua Tree album.
All The Young Dudes "carry the news" because it was intended for a David Bowie concept album where Ziggy Stardust spreads the news in a world with electricity.
Train's guitarist had to Google an instructional video to learn how to play the ukulele for "Hey Soul Sister."
Judas Priest's "Evening Star" is a Christmas carol that describes the journey of the Magi from a first person perspective.
The Hall & Oates hit "Everything Your Heart Desires" has no rhymes.
The first hit song that was used in a commercial before it was released as a single was "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing," which was written for a Coke ad.
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.
A song he wrote and recorded from "sheer spiritual inspiration," Allen's didn't think "Southern Nights" had hit potential until Glen Campbell took it to #1 two years later.
As a 5-year-old, Brandi was writing lyrics to instrumental versions lullabies. She still puts her heart into her songs, including the one Elton John sings on.
Whoa man! Do you know which band came up with these cosmic lyrics?
You may not recognize his name, but you will certainly recognize Peter Lord's songs. He wrote the bevy of hits from Paula Abdul's second album, Spellbound.
The rock revolutionist on songwriting, quitting smoking, and what she thinks of Rush Limbaugh using her song.
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