23 Eyebrow-Arching Facts About Famous Songs

Music fans spend a lot of time trying to find meaning in the songs they know and love. Well, it turns out a lot of our most popular songs have meanings that are a lot more bizarre than we would've thought possible. We asked our readers to dig up some surprising facts on some of your favorite songs. The winner is below, but first the runners-up ...

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Entry by runner-runner

WHEN RECORDING PRETTY VACANT JOHNNY ROTTEN EMPHASISED THE LAST SYLLABLE So He CoupS^Y'Cw| ON THE RADIO CRACKED.CON

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Entry by scandata

CRACKED.COM While recording Toys in the Att ic Aerosmith were still writing lyrics when they took a break to see a late-night showing of Mel Brooks'

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Entry by richferrara

There is no such place as south Detroit. The area just south of downtown Detroit is across the border in Windsor, Ontario. DETROIT T tried north De

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Entry by phire

CRAGKEDOON In the shadow of the steeple I saw My people By the relief office, I'd seen my people. Asithey stood there hungry; I stood there asking, I

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Fastball's chart-topping 1998 single The Way was inspired by a series of newspaper articles about a missing elderly couple from Texas who drove off

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Entry by Lunachick71

23 Eyebrow-Arching Facts About Famous Songs

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Entry by Ted E.

According to Bob Marley's girlfriend, I Shot the Sheriff was inspired by their fights over birth control. The Sheriff was the doctor who prescribe

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Entry by j21

CRACKEDCO Baby, this town RIPS THE BONES from your back It's a DEATH TRAP; it's a SUIGIE rap. We've got to get out while we're young. Born from lyr

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Entry by j21

CRACKEDcO You're SO vain... You probably think this song is about you. Carly Simon has never clearly revealed who the subject of the song js. Althou

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Entry by drudru

BTO'S You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet, with its familiar 'b-b-b-baby you just ain't seen na-na-nothing yet' refrain, wasn't originally intended for relea

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Entry by El-ahrairah

Let the f**kers work that one out. -John Lennon Yellow matter custard,dripping from a dead dog's eye. Crabalockerfishwife. pornographic priestess Se

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Entry by anakedjew

23 Eyebrow-Arching Facts About Famous Songs

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Entry by drudru

CRACKED.COM- TICKET T R ID E According to John Lennon, the ticket to ride was actually a card indicating a clean bill of health... o..carried by Ham

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Entry by DoomGuts

SIXPENCE NONE THE RICHER THERE SHE GOES There she goes, There she goes again Racing through' my brain And I just can't contain This feelin' that remai

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Entry by DoctorNemesis

Paul McCartney wrote 'Hey Jude' as a gesture of support and comfort for John Lennon's som Julian during the divorce of his parents. When he first hear

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23 Eyebrow-Arching Facts About Famous Songs

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Entry by Vincent Pall

It is well-known that the version of Louie Louie recorded by The Kingsmer in 1963 was the subject of an investigation by the F.B.I.. because some pe

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Entry by AM Smiley

ORACKEDCC CONT tHe BeatLes SonG LUCY IN tHe SKY WItH DIAMONDS IS ABOUT tHis DRAWING, By JOHN'S Sor JULIAn, not LSD.

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Entry by dontbreakit

the first draft for the lyrics of YESTERDAY was: Scrambled eggs... ...oh, my baby, how I love your leeeegs CRACKEDCONI

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Entry by cmsmith

23 Eyebrow-Arching Facts About Famous Songs

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Entry by j21

CRACKEDOON And still I see no changes. Can't a brother get a little peace?I There's war on the streets and the war in the Middle East.a STRANGE AS IT

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Entry by Stullberg

save the last dance for me ZS ATLANTICT THE DRIFTERS Doc Pomus wrote this saccharine pop ballad... ..afterwatching his bride dance with everyone else