10 Songs Based by Tragic Events

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The Top Ten

1 Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2

Since there is no back up story so let's begin... The song was inspired by a shooting of peaceful protesters in Northern Ireland by officers - CerealGuy

2 Gloomy Sunday - Sarah Brightman
3 Jeremy - Pearl Jam
4 In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel

Based on the little girl called Anne Frank and all of the songs are in fact Anne Frank-themed - CerealGuy

5 Adam's Song - Blink-182

Based on a guy who committed suicide after seeing the horrors of the Sandy Hook shooting,as he dies a Blink-102 song was played. - CerealGuy

6 Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton

Based on Eric Clapton son "Conor" falling off from a building with Eric Clapton crying out loud to his son in this song - CerealGuy

7 Heartbeat - The Fray

Based on the Rwandan Genocide that killed 800.Million people - CerealGuy

8 A Day In the Life - The Beatles

Based on a car accident of a the Beatles friend while driving a sport car and crashed to a truck - CerealGuy

9 Daddy - Korn

The band's singer, Jonathan Davis, has stated that the song is about his painful experience of being molested as a child and not being believed. - CerealGuy

10 New York Mining Disaster 1941 - Bee Gees

The song title says it all - CerealGuy

The Contenders

11 Peace Frog - The Doors

I didn't realize this was based on a true story. Great list! - PetSounds

12 Inside the Fire - Disturbed

Great song with a lot of meaning

13 Lucy - Skillet
14 How to Save a Life - The Fray
15 Polly - Nirvana

Based on how a 14-year-old girl was tortured and raped by serial rapist Gerald Friend.

Based On A Rape 14 Year Old Victim - FettiMC

16 Nebraska - Bruce Springsteen
17 American Pie - Don Mclean
18 Suffer Little Children - The Smiths

Inspired by the Moors Murders. - PetSounds

19 Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
20 Kim - Eminem
21 Angel - Jackie Evancho
22 Jumper - Third Eye Blind
23 Get Your Gunn - Marilyn Manson
24 Animal I Have Become - Three Days Grace
25 Faget - Korn
26 Lunchbox - Marilyn Manson
27 Kinderfeld - Marilyn Manson
28 The Nobodies - Marilyn Manson
29 Mr. Rogers - Korn
30 Dead Skin Mask - Ed Gein
31 Angel of Death - Slayer
32 Dead Skin Mask - Slayer
33 When the Eagle Cries - Iced Earth
34 Just a Car Crash Away - Marilyn Manson
35 Coma White - Marilyn Manson
36 Justin - Korn
37 Kill You - Korn
38 Man That You Fear - Marilyn Manson
39 Pretty - Korn
40 Lamb of God - Marilyn Manson
41 Hey Man, Nice Shot - Filter

Based on the public suicide of politician Budd Dwyer that appeared on live T.V. in 1987.

42 Frankie Teardrop - Suicide
43 Sad! - Xxxtentacion

ITS REALLY SAD LOL BYE

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1. Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2
2. Gloomy Sunday - Sarah Brightman
3. Jeremy - Pearl Jam
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