Top 10 Musician Couples Whose Relationships Inspired Songs


The Top Ten

1 Agnetha Fältskog and Björn Ulvaeus

Björn wrote one of ABBA's hits "The Winner Takes It All" inspired by... their failed marriage. She sang it, though he dumped her for another woman and she had to sing this line "The loser's standing small", where she was that loser. Damn, isn't this too cruel? - Metal_Treasure

A few years after both couples divorced (& thereby, ultimately ended ABBA), Anni-Frid Lyngstad, had a single entitled "I Know There's Something's Going On," which was about losing her husband to another woman. - clusium

2 Cher and Sonny Bono

Song: I Got You Babe - Metal_Treasure

3 John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Yes, "several more" is an understatement.

Song: Oh Yoko (and several more). - Metal_Treasure

4 Beyonce and Jay Z

Crazy In Love, Drunk In Love - Metal_Treasure

5 Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love

His song Heart-shaped Box was inspired by a gift from Courtney. - Metal_Treasure

6 Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake

His song Cry Me A River was inspired by his breakup with her. - Metal_Treasure

7 Celine Dion and Rene Angelil
8 Faith Hill and Tim McGraw

It's Your Love, Let's Make Love - Metal_Treasure

9 Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown

Something In Common (duet for his album) - Metal_Treasure

10 Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale

Her song "Simple Kind of Life" - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Johnny Cash and June Carter
12 Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert

His song "Let's Grow Old Together" - Metal_Treasure

13 Joan Baez and Bob Dylan

Winds of the Old Days, Diamonds and Rust - Billyv

14 Elton John and Bernie Taupin

Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy, Writing... - Billyv

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