"Mercedes Boy" by Pebbles is about a real guy she fell in love with - they both drove Mercedes when she wrote it.
"One Way Or Another" is based on a stalker who creeped out Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry.
The woman "singing" in the video for Technotronic's "Pump Up The Jam" didn't speak English. She was used just for her look, and also appeared on the album cover.
The B-52's picked chose the location of their song "Private Idaho" because the state had a reputation for being wacky and mysterious. The title was a play on the phrase "Private Eye."
Devo got the idea for their "Whip It" video from an article about a guy who owned a dude ranch and charged people to watch him remove his wife's clothes with a bullwhip.
Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" received more airplay during the 2000s than any other song in the UK.
A band so baffling, even their names were contrived. Check your score in the Ramones version of Fact or Fiction.
Rob Halford, Richie Faulkner and Glenn Tipton talk twin guitar harmonies and explain how they create songs in Judas Priest.
The Jayhawks' song "Big Star" has special meaning to Gary, who explains how longevity and inspiration have trumped adulation.
One of the most popular classical vocalists in the land is lining up a trip to space, which is the inspiration for many of her songs.
Billie Jean, Delilah, Sara, Laura and Sharona - do you know who the girls in the songs really are?
Writing with Phil Lynott, Scott saw their ill-fated frontman move to a darker place in his life and lyrics.
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