Books that Contributed the Most to Music

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Sorry if the title sounds weird. What It’s basically a list of books that many songs were based on or inspired by.

The Top Ten

1 1984 - George Orwell

Very good and original list, congrats, Undistinguished! - somekindofaguy

"Winston Smith Takes It on the Jaw" by Utopia
"We Are the Dead" and "Big Brother" by David Bowie
"United States of Eurasia" and "The Resistance" by Muse
"Talk Shows on Mute" by Incubus
"Sex Crime (1984)" by The Eurythmics
"The Future Is Now" by The Offspring
"Doublespeak" by Thrice - Undistinguished

2 The Odyssey - Homer

"Tales of Brave Ulysses" by Cream
"Penelope" by Robi Rosa
"The Odyssey" by Symphony X
"Home at Last" by Steely Dan
"Eumaeus the Swineherd" & "Curse of Athena" by The Lord Weird Slough Feg
"Calypso" by Suzanne Vega - Undistinguished

3 The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien

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"Majesty" by Blind Guardian (1988)
"Seize the Day" by Demons & Wizards (2005) - Metal_Treasure

"Rivendell" by Rush
"Ramble On" and "The Battle of Evermore" by Led Zeppelin
"Lord of the Rings" by Blind Guardian
"Into the West" by Annie Lennox
"Elvenpath" by Nightwish - Undistinguished

4 The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis

"Prince Caspian" by Phish
"Narnia" by Steve Hackett
"Midsummer Night's Dream" by Noe Venable
"In Like a Lion (Always Winter)" by Relient K - Undistinguished

5 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"Banana Company" by Radiohead
"Macondo" by Oscar Chavez
"Terra e Libertà" by Modena City Ramblers
“Remedios the Beauty” by The Bill Frisell Band - Undistinguished

6 The Call of Cthulhu - H.P. Lovecraft

"The Thing That Should Not Be", "The Call of Ktulu" and "All Nightmare Long" by Metallica
"Cthulhu" by Iced Earth
"The Ancient Ones" by Morbid Angel - Undistinguished

7 Lord of the Flies - William Golding

"Shadows and Tall Trees" by U2
" Lord of the Flies " by Iron Maiden
"Fable" by Gatsbys American Dream - Undistinguished

8 Ulysses - James Joyce

"Yes! " by Amber
"The Sensual World" by Kate Bush
"ReJoyce" by Jefferson Airplane - Undistinguished

9 I, Robot - Isaac Asimov

"I Robot" by the UK Subs
"I Robot" by The Alan Parsons Project
"Hey (rise of the robots)" by The Stranglers - Undistinguished

10 The Silmarillion - J.R.R. Tolkien

Inspired a concept album with 22 tracks - "Nightfall in Middle-Earth" by Blind Guardian (1998).
"Lunar Lament" by Demons & Wizards (2005) - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 The Dark Tower - Stephen King

"Terror Train" & "Crimson King" by Demons & Wizards
"Somewhere Far Beyond" by Blind Guardian - Undistinguished

12 Wuthering Heights - Charlotte Bronte

"Withering Heights" - Kate Bush

"Total Eclipse of the Heart" - Bonnie Tyler - clusium

13 Johnny Got His Gun - Dalton Trumbo

One by Metallica - EliHbk

14 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
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