Top Ten Songs That Are Based On a True Story

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The Top Ten

1 Teaching Angels How to Fly - Jackie Evancho

This song, written by James Breedwell, pertains to a young girl who died tragically. It was recorded by 9-year-old Jackie Evancho on her pre-AGT album, "Prelude to a Dream." - BobG

2 Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
3 Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
4 Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
5 Lose Yourself - Eminem

Now that's a fact of reality, if my list was first Eminem

6 Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds - The Beatles
7 Walk This Way - Aerosmith
8 My Michelle - Guns N' Roses
9 Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
10 You're So Vain - Carly Simon

The Contenders

11 I Shot the Sheriff - Bob Marley
12 Dead Man's Curve - Jan & Dean

Jan Berry was involved in a serious car accident, and left with permanent brain damage.

Won't come back from Dead Man's Curve...

13 In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins
14 The A Team - Ed Sheeran
15 Cold Case Love - Rihanna
16 Daddy - Korn

Most people does not seem to know its true origin and is saying stuff like it is fake nor at least laugh at you for sending lyrics from it.

17 You Never Know - Immortal Technique

This mans story tellin skill just unmatched this is the saddest rap song ever, after stan perhaps, still epic

18 The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
19 Stan - Eminem
20 Jeremy - Pearl Jam
21 Empty Garden (Hey, Hey Johnny) - Elton John
22 Sniper - Harry Chapin
23 I Know There's Something Going On - Frida
24 American Pie - Don McLean
25 Legacy - Eminem
26 Sleep Alone - Moby
27 Beautiful Things - Andain
28 My Sharona - The Knack
29 Soul Kitchen - The Doors
30 Hello, I Love You - The Doors

Jim Morrison saw a beautiful girl walking down the sidewalk at Venice Beach, and this song was the immediate result.

31 Layla - Eric Clapton
32 Valentine's Day - Linkin Park

This song was written about Chester Bennington's (singer) father dying on Valentine's Day.

33 Mona With the Children - Doug Cameron
34 The Lords of Salem - Rob Zombie
35 Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
36 Dead Skin Mask - Slayer
37 Angel of Death - Slayer
38 Inside the Fire - Disturbed
39 Get Your Gunn - Marilyn Manson
40 Kim - Eminem
41 Disposable Teens - Marilyn Manson
42 The Nobodies - Marilyn Manson
43 Faget - Korn
44 Me and a Gun - Tori Amos
45 Fighter - Christina Aguilera
46 Promise to Try - Madonna
47 Angel - Sarah McLachlan
48 Cloudbusting - Kate Bush
49 The Kick Inside - Kate Bush
50 Empire of the Clouds - Iron Maiden
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