Top Ten Best Songs Dedicated to or About Other Artists

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These are songs written in honor of, about, or as a message to other specific artists

The Top Ten

1 Winds of the Old Days - Joan Baez Winds of the Old Days - Joan Baez

Insider's Salute to the early Bob Dylan and the person - Billyv

2 Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas
3 Vincent - Don McLean Vincent - Don McLean
4 American Pie - Don McLean American Pie - Don McLean

Classic memorial tribute to "the day the music died"
But it never has... - Billyv

5 All Those Years Ago - George Harrison All Those Years Ago - George Harrison

To John Lennon, after his death - Billyv

6 Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny) - Elton John Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny) - Elton John

Bernie and Elton for Lennon, after the murder
Poignant lyrics, great delivery by Sir Elton - a worthy tribute - Billyv

7 The Pilgrim Chapter 33 - Kris Kristofferson The Pilgrim Chapter 33 - Kris Kristofferson

Forget the style hesitation - Listen to this one - hear the words, the simple meaning
Written about and to Dennis Hopper and several musicians according to Kristofferson
Subtitle "Hang in There, Hopper". Long before his death - Billyv

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8 Rock and Roll Heaven - The Righteous Brothers Rock and Roll Heaven - The Righteous Brothers
9 How Do You Sleep - John Lennon How Do You Sleep - John Lennon

Unfortunately, a bitter and biting Lennon, continuing the Feud in public and in song - to McCartney - Billyv

10 Song to Woody - Bob Dylan Song to Woody - Bob Dylan

Early Dylan to his idol Woody Guthrie - Billyv

The Contenders

11 To Live Is to Die - Metallica To Live Is to Die - Metallica

To Cliff Burton, their bassist, who died in a car crash. All Metallica members were in that bus but only Cliff Burton died. - Metal_Treasure

12 Candle In the Wind - Elton John Candle In the Wind - Elton John
13 Ever Be - Korn Ever Be - Korn

This song is about Head, who left the band before they made See You On The Other Side. - NikBrusk

14 Let Me Roll It - Paul McCartney Let Me Roll It - Paul McCartney

Paul's musical retort to "How Do You Sleep".

15 Running Blue - The Doors Running Blue - The Doors

Poor old Otis, dead and gone,
Pretty little girl with the red dress on.

16 You're So Vain - Carly Simon You're So Vain - Carly Simon

Many guesses, but only Carly may know for sure exactly who she was targeting - Billyv

17 The Fighter - Kris Kristofferson The Fighter - Kris Kristofferson
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1. Winds of the Old Days - Joan Baez
2. Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas
3. Vincent - Don McLean
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