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Cooper has said he was inspired to write the song when answering the question, 'What's the greatest three minutes of your life?'
The song's inspiration was a cabin around Athens, Georgia, complete with tin roof, where the band conceived 'Rock Lobster.'
Despite the song's title, it bears no connection to the Marvel superhero (though it has become associated with the character due to this misconception).
In 1997, John performed a rewritten version of the song as a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales.
It took rap from house parties to the social platforms later developed by groups like Public Enemy, N.W.A., and Rage Against The Machine.
The song deals with the death of lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong's father, who died when Armstrong was a child.
It was inspired by Lennon's memories of playing in the garden of a Salvation Army children's home near where he lived.
The lyrics are taken almost verbatim from the Book of Ecclesiastes, as found in the King James Version of the Bible.
Berry has said that the song originally had 'colored boy' in the lyrics, but he changed it to 'country boy' to ensure radio play.
Sting has stated that his only contribution was the 'I want my MTV' line, which followed the melody from his song 'Don't Stand So Close to Me.'
Other sources say the title is a reference to George Clinton finding his brother's 'decomposed dead body, skull cracked, in a Chicago apartment.'
One of Grace Slick's earliest songs, it uses imagery found in the fantasy works of Lewis Carroll.
The song was inspired by a newspaper article Vedder read about a high school student who shot himself in front of his English class.
Hawkins intended it as a love song but the producer 'brought in ribs and chicken and got everybody drunk, and we came out with this weird version.'
The line 'This ain't no Mudd Club or CBGB' refers to two New York music venues at which the band performed in the 1970s.
The general consensus is that the title refers to the syphilis, as '[song title]' was a common slang term for the disease in the '70s.
The title came to James as he was waking up, comprising his favorite color and his favorite flower.
Bolan claimed to have written the song out of his desire to record Chuck Berry's 'Little Queenie', and said that the riff is taken from the Berry song.
For the American release in 1966, the lyric “I look all white but my dad was black” was changed to “I try going forward but my feet walk back.”
Christian evangelists claimed that the chorus, when played in reverse, will be heard as 'Decide to smoke marijuana.'
The song takes its name from Marvin the [song title] of Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series.
Before recording it himself, Bowie offered it to the band Mott the Hoople if they would forgo their plan to break up. The group refused.
The lyrics were inspired by a story about the streets of Belfast, Northern Ireland, where a person's religion and income are evident by the street they live on.
The song refers to a bordello on the outskirts of [song title], Texas (later called the 'Chicken Ranch').
The title comes from the name of the character in the play 'Cyrano de Bergerac,' an old poster of which was hanging in the band's Paris hotel.
The melody is Dylan's adaptation of the old Negro spiritual 'No More Auction Block.'
The song started as a joke when singer Della Reese said she wanted a new Ford Mustang.
Band member Justin Hayward wrote the song at age 19 in Swindon, and titled the song after a girlfriend gave him a gift of bedsheets.
Inspired by a scene in the film 'The Devil and Daniel Webster' involving a hurricane, Fogerty claims the song is about 'the apocalypse that was going to be visited upon us.'
Known for its organ licks and bare-bones lyrics, '[song title]' is recognized as one of the first garage band hits and is even credited with starting the punk rock movement.
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