Eric Clapton's only Hot 100 #1, either solo or with one of his many bands, was his cover of Bob Marley's "I Shot The Sheriff."
The EMF song "Unbelievable" samples the raunchy comic Andrew Dice Clay saying, "What the f--k was that!"
The "electrical bananas" in the Donovan song "Mellow Yellow" were vibrators.
A perfume called Wonderstruck was named after a line in Taylor Swift's song "Enchanted": "I'm wonderstruck, blushing all the way home."
David Bowie's "Space Oddity" tells the story of an astronaut who cuts off communication and floats into space. The BBC used it extensively in their coverage of the 1969 moon landing - an odd choice considering the lyrics.
Elton John's #1 hit "Island Girl" is about a prostitute.
His song "Into The Night" is one of the most-played of all time. For Benny, it took him to hell and back.
We've heard of artists putting their hearts into their music, but some take it literally.
Some album art was at least "inspired" by others. A look at some very similar covers.
Go beyond The Beatles to see what you know about the British Invasion.
Long before Eminem, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj created alternate personas, David Bowie, Bono, Joni Mitchell and even Hank Williams took on characters.
U2, Carly Simon, Joanna Newsom, Brian Wilson and Fiona Apple have all gone to Van Dyke Parks to make their songs exceptional.
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