Best Songs Inspired by Actors


The Top Ten

1 Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.) - Anthrax

It's about the actor John Belushi, who dies of a drug overdose on march 5, 1982, this song takes a took at how the trappings of the fame destroyed him. - Ananya

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2 Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle - Nirvana

Frances Farmer was an actress who starred in movies in '30s and '40s, had a reputation of being very difficult in the set, was arrested for drunk driving and made a mistake of going to Mexico, which violated her parole, she was put in a mental institution where she had shock treatments and lobotomy. - Ananya

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3 Vera - Pink Floyd

Vera Lynn was the most popular singer during WW2, hosted a BBC programme " Sincerely Yours" - Ananya

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4 She Said She Said - The Beatles

It was inspired by John Fonda, who was dropping acid with lennon in a playboy mansion, lennon was trying to get the beauty of the atmosphere and Peter said " I know what's it like to be dead" then lennon wrote it as " He said he said " because it did come from Peter, but it didn't sound right so he changed it as " She said she said "
( he said that lennon always hated him) - Ananya

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5 Joan Crawford - Blue Öyster Cult

Joan was one of the most popular actresses of the 1920s, dies in 1977, and the next year, her adopted daughter Christina wrote the book " Mommie Dearest " which claimed that Loan abused her and her brother Christopher, it was made into a film starring Faye dunaway, released in 1981. - Ananya

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6 James Dean - Eagles

It tells the story of the actor. It plays up ' live fast, die young ' reputation, it wasn't the lifestyle that killed him, the car accident was not caused by excessive speed but was a case of very bad luck, his passenger and the driver survived. - Ananya

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7 Mr. Rogers - Korn

It refers to Fred rogers, who had a children show on PBS for many years called " Mr.Roger's Neighborhood". The show was loved by parents and children, with kids learning valuable lessons about kindness and acceptance from the genial host. - Ananya

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8 A.N.I.C - Sum 41

The lead singer claims this Is their 'love song' dedicated to Anna Nicole Smith, who was the 1993 playboy playmate of the year and had her own reality show, died of drug overdose on Fed 8, 2007, The band stopped performing after her death.
A.N.I.C stands for Anna Nicole is a C--t - Ananya

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9 Femme Fatale - The Velvet Underground & Nico

It was inspired by actress Edie Sedgwick, who was a member of Andy Warhol'd Factory crowd. Warhol was the manager of the band for a time, and good freinds with Lou reed. He asked for this song to be written for Edie. - Ananya

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The Contenders

11 Grace Kelly - Mika UListen to Sample
12 Rats - Deftones

The guitarist( wrote the music) took the song title from the story of frances Farmer, afterwards he realised that Nirvana had also written a song about her. - Ananya

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13 Marty Feldman Eyes - Weird Al Yankovic
14 Steve McQueen - Sheryl Crow UListen to Sample
15 Uma Thurman - Fall Out Boy UListen to Sample
16 Bela Lugosi's Dead - Bauhaus UListen to Sample
17 Robert de Niro's Waiting - Bananarama UListen to Sample
18 Song to Woody - Bob Dylan UListen to Sample
19 Marilyn Monroe - Pharrell Williams UListen to Sample
20 Bette Davis Eyes - Jackie Deshannon UListen to Sample
21 Robin Williams - CeeLo Green UListen to Sample
22 Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz UListen to Sample
23 Candle In The Wind - Elton John UListen to Sample
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Top Remixes

1. Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.) - Anthrax
2. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle - Nirvana
3. Vera - Pink Floyd


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