10 Songs Based by Tragic Events


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1Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2

Since there is no back up story so let's begin... The song was inspired by a shooting of peaceful protesters in Northern Ireland by officers - CerealGuy

2Gloomy Sunday - Sarah Brightman
3Jeremy - Pearl Jam
4In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel

Based on the little girl called Anne Frank and all of the songs are in fact Anne Frank-themed - CerealGuy

5Adam's Song - Blink-182

Based on a guy who committed suicide after seeing the horrors of the Sandy Hook shooting,as he dies a Blink-102 song was played. - CerealGuy

6Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton

Based on Eric Clapton son "Conor" falling off from a building with Eric Clapton crying out loud to his son in this song - CerealGuy

7Heartbeat - The FrayV1 Comment
8A Day In the Life - The Beatles

Based on a car accident of a the Beatles friend while driving a sport car and crashed to a truck - CerealGuy

9New York Mining Disaster 1941 - Bee Gees

The song title says it all - CerealGuy

10Daddy - Korn

The band's singer, Jonathan Davis, has stated that the song is about his painful experience of being molested as a child and not being believed. - CerealGuy

The Contenders

11Peace Frog - The Doors

I didn't realize this was based on a true story. Great list! - PetSounds

12Lucy - Skillet
13Polly - Nirvana

Based on how a 14-year-old girl was tortured and raped by serial rapist Gerald Friend.

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14Nebraska - Bruce Springsteen
15American Pie - Don Mclean
16Inside the Fire - Disturbed
17Suffer Little Children - The Smiths

Inspired by the Moors Murders. - PetSounds

18Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
19Kim - Eminem
20Angel - Jackie Evancho
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Top Remixes

1. Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2
2. Gloomy Sunday - Sarah Brightman
3. Jeremy - Pearl Jam



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