Irving Berlin said "God Bless America" was "not a patriotic song, but rather an expression of gratitude."
John Lennon's lead guitar work on Yoko Ono's "Walking On Thin Ice" proved to be his final creative act. It was upon their return home after completing laying down the track that Lennon was murdered by Mark David Chapman.
Billy Joel's "Uptown Girl" is about Christie Brinkley, who he married, but it started as a song about Elle McPherson, who he also went out with.
"I Ran (So Far Away)" by A Flock Of Seagulls ends with an alien abduction.
Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" started life in a writing session between Dr. Luke and Sacha Skarbek intended for Beyonce. However, as the song progressed, they realized that it wouldn't work for her.
Michael Jackson's "Human Nature" was written by the keyboard player from Toto, who was working on the Thriller album.
The top Contemporary Christian artist of all time on song inspirations and what she learned from Johnny Carson.
Many actors have attempted music, but only a few have managed a hit. Do you know which of these thespians charted?
Find out how God and glam metal go together from the Stryper frontman.
Iron Maiden, Adele, Toto, Eminem and Earth, Wind & Fire are just some of the artists with songs directly inspired by movies - and not always good ones.
An interview with Frankie Valli, who talks about why his songs - both solo and with The Four Seasons - have endured, and reflects on his time as Rusty Millio on The Sopranos.
"Dead Skunk" became a stinker for Loudon when he felt pressure to make another hit - his latest songs deal with mortality, his son Rufus, and picking up poop.
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