Hello, pals! My name is Kayla, and I'm completely head-over-heals in love with music. I play it, listen to it, and curate playlists like it's my full-time job (I'm not exaggerating — I'd be totally lost without it).
The pandemic has taken a toll on so many people the past few years, but the one glimmering light of joy has been all of the genius music released by artists. From Harry Styles to Silk Sonic to Maggie Rogers, musicians have dropped some BANGERS, and personally, it's gotten me through such a hopeless time.
My favorite part about certain songs (new and old) is learning behind-the-scenes facts, and most importantly, how these songs come about. Along the way I've learned artists are inspired by films, books, and major pop culture moments when writing their songs, and it's honestly cool as heck. In a TikTok video, Maggie Rogers said her 2022 single "That's Where I Am" was inspired by the 1999 film 10 Things I Hate About You.
So, here are some popular songs you probably didn't know were written about movies, books, and pop culture moments.
Warning: Some songs include profanity.