The title track of Madonna's third album was about her then-husband, actor Sean Penn. The two divorced in 1989, although Madge said she felt he was still "the love of her life" in the 1991 documentary Truth or Dare.
Although Swift never explicitly acknowledged her 2010 Speak Now track was about Mayer treating her body like less than a wonderland, Mayer certainly took it that way. "It really humiliated me at a time when I'd already been dressed down," he told Rolling Stone.
"This song was an anvil I had to get off my chest," Perry once said. Although she never directly names the Gym Class Heroes singer, Travie McCoy certainly took it to be about him: "I'm just stoked that she finally has a song with some substance on her record," he told MTV. "Good job."
Paul McCartney's Revolver track wasn't about any of the ladies in his life: It was about marijuana. "It's actually an ode to pot," McCartney explained. "Like someone else might write an ode to chocolate."
In 1970, Eric Clapton wrote this song as a lovelorn plea to Pattie Boyd. The only problem? She was the wife of his best friend, George Harrison. Much speculation and three years later, Boyd and Harrison divorced and she remarried Clapton in 1979. After that, she inspired his solo hit "Wonderful Tonight" and the two lived happily ever after until divorcing in 1989.
What kind of time warp?! '90s (and early 2000s) rock icons Fred Durst, Scott Weiland and Mark McGrath get photobombed by '70s icon Wayne Newton, aka Mr. Las Vegas. This should be all these guys' Christmas cards.