The voice of Waldo in Van Halen's "Hot For Teacher" video was the late Phil Hartman of Saturday Night Live Fame.
"Margaritaville" is a state of mind, but it's most associated with Key West, Florida, where Jimmy Buffett moved when he was 24.
Ann Peebles' "I Can't Stand The Rain" originated from a comment made by the singer to her husband, Don Bryant, when they were preparing to head out to a blues show and it began tipping down with rain.
"Killing An Arab" by The Cure was inspired by Albert Camus' book The Stranger.
"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.
"Constant Craving" by k.d. lang deals with principles of Buddhism, including the cycles of birth and death.
Waters tells the "Gypsy Woman" story, shares some of her songwriting insights, and explains how Dennis Rodman ended up on one of her songs.
How well do you know the 007 theme songs?
Pool balls, magpies and thorns without roses - how well do you know your Tom Waits lyrics?
In 1986, a Stephen King novella was made into a movie, with a classic song serving as title, soundtrack and tone.
Tom talks about the evolution of Cinderella's songs through their first three albums, and how he writes as a solo artist.
They sang about pink torpedoes and rocking you tonight tonight, but some real lyrics are just as ridiculous. See if you can tell which lyrics are real and which are Spinal Tap in this lyrics quiz.
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