Top 10 Songs About Dealing with Fame


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21 In Bloom - Nirvana
22 Applause - Lady Gaga
23 The Dope Show - Marilyn Manson
24 Eraser - Ed Sheeran
25 Pedestal - Jackie Evancho
26 Lonely Tears - Lafee

(German counterpart: "Der Regen fällt")
It's about a child star who has to always play the happy role to please her fans while she actually feels trapped in a golden cage.
LaFee wrote this song herself, so I think it was semi-autobiographic (LaFee actually didn't start songwriting until her third album, and this is from her second album). It is known that LaFee didn't want to play this dark, angstly persona anymore that made her famous, but the label wanted her to continue like this as this lifestyle is what made her top the charts. LaFee wasn't a child star, she was a teenager when her career began (which is a huge difference in Germany), and she played anything but a happy role, but still the parallels are still big. - Martin_Canine

27 Sing for the Moment - Eminem

"But then these critics crucify you, journalists try to burn you / Fans turn on you, attorneys all want a turn at you / To get their hands on every dime you have, they want you to lose your mind every time you mad / So they can try to make you out to look like a loose cannon / Any dispute won't hesitate to produce handguns / That's why these prosecutors wanna convict me, strictly just to get me off of these streets quickly" - Martin_Canine

28 Ghidorah/Legobricks - Dat Adam

Kind of sort of. It is about how they are not interested in stardom and don't want fans who worship them, but want to connect to their followers as loyal friends that understand their movement, passion and values, rather than fans. They want to spread vibes, make music that gets through to people and get messages across, not become icons or celebrities.
So, this song is in a way how they deal with fame, by saying that they not really want this kind of fame.
And I actually believe them. I mean, they deleted their YouTube channel and waited months before releasing music, having waited for their internet fame to die out, and turned down a major label contract in favor of founding an indie label. Both their debut EP and debut album peaked at number 5 on the German album charts though. - Martin_Canine

29 Help! - The Beatles
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