Eminem spits a total of 1,560 words on "Rap God," earning him an entry in the 2015 Guinness Book of Records for "most words in a hit single."
Neil Diamond's "Cracklin' Rosie" is about a bottle of wine.
Fall Out Boy's "The Kids Aren't Alright" song title is not a reference to The Offspring's 1998 single of the same name. It actually alludes to The Who's 1979 rockumentary film called The Kids Are Alright.
Village People lead singer Victor Willis, who co-wrote "Y.M.C.A.," insists it isn't a gay song - it's about hanging out with your buddies.
"Walking on a Thin Line" by Huey Lewis and the News is about an American soldier who is trained as a sniper in the Vietnam War. It was written for a documentary on the war.
The Australian band Jet took their name from the 1973 song of the same by Paul McCartney and Wings.
Known in America for the hit "If You Leave," OMD is a huge influence on modern electronic music.
Scaramouch, a hoople and a superhero soundtrack - see if you can spot the real Queen stories.
Waters tells the "Gypsy Woman" story, shares some of her songwriting insights, and explains how Dennis Rodman ended up on one of her songs.
U2, Carly Simon, Joanna Newsom, Brian Wilson and Fiona Apple have all gone to Van Dyke Parks to make their songs exceptional.
The original voice of Snap! this story is filled with angry drag queens, video impersonators and Chaka Khan.
Does he have beef with Gaga? Is he Sean Lennon's godfather? See if you can tell fact from fiction in the Elton John edition.
A monthly update on our latest interviews, stories and added songs
©2022 Songfacts, LLC