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 UListen to Sample
3 Don't Stop Believin' - Journey UListen to Sample
4 Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams UListen to Sample
5 Lose Yourself - Eminem

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

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6 Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds - The Beatles UListen to Sample
7 Walk This Way - Aerosmith UListen to Sample
8 My Michelle - Guns N' Roses UListen to Sample
9 Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton UListen to Sample
10 I Shot the Sheriff - Bob Marley UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 You're So Vain - Carly Simon UListen to Sample
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...

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13 In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins UListen to Sample
14 The A Team - Ed Sheeran UListen to Sample
15 Cold Case Love - Rihanna UListen to Sample
16 The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot UListen to Sample
17 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.

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18 You Never Know - Immortal Technique

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

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19 Valentine's Day - Linkin Park

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

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20 Stan - Eminem UListen to Sample
21 Jeremy - Pearl Jam UListen to Sample
22 Empty Garden (Hey, Hey Johnny) - Elton John UListen to Sample
23 Sniper - Harry Chapin UListen to Sample
24 I Know There's Something Going On - Frida UListen to Sample
25 American Pie - Don McLean UListen to Sample
26 Legacy - Eminem UListen to Sample
27 Sleep Alone - Moby UListen to Sample
28 Beautiful Things - Andain UListen to Sample
29 My Sharona - The Knack UListen to Sample
30 Soul Kitchen - The Doors UListen to Sample
31 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.

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