Scott Stapp of Creed wrote "With Arms Wide Open" when he found out he was going to be a dad. He named his son Jagger.
The You Me at Six song "The Dilemma" got its title from the Vince Vaughn movie of the same name.
Every film star mentioned in Madonna's "Vogue" has since died. The last was Lauren Bacall, who passed away in 2014.
The Ozzy Osbourne song "Mr. Crowley" is about Aleister Crowley, a British practitioner of dark magic in the early 1900s.
The Australian band Jet took their name from the 1973 song of the same by Paul McCartney and Wings.
"Twilight Zone" by Golden Earring was inspired by the Robert Ludlum novel The Bourne Identity, not by the TV show.
Wilder's hit "Break My Stride" had an unlikely inspiration: a famous record mogul who rejected it.
Katy Perry mentions McDonald's, Beyoncé calls out Red Lobster, and Supertramp shouts out Taco Bell - we found the 10 restaurants most often mentioned in songs.
What happens when Kurt Cobain, Iron Maiden and Johnny Lydon are told to lip-synch? Some hilarious "performances."
Phone booths are nearly extinct, but they provided storylines for some of the most profound songs of the pre-cell phone era.
A popular contemporary folk singer, Williams still remembers the sticky note that changed her life in college.
A top session musician, Carol played on hundreds of hits by The Beach Boys, The Monkees, Frank Sinatra and many others.
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