10 Songs Based by Tragic Events


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 V 1 Comment
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.

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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
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