Top 10 Songs Inspired by True Events


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21 Michael X - Casper

This is about a friend's suicide.
Though the identity of that person is unknown, Casper confirmed it is based on a true event. - Martin_Canine

22 Sternenträumer - Andrea Berg

Andrea Berg wrote this song about her father who died a few years earlier and about how she copes with his death. - Martin_Canine

23 Unforgivable Youth - Lupe Fiasco

The first verse is about the killings of the Native Americans, and the second verse is about the slavery of Africans.

(Massive spoiler: the third verse is set in the future, unexpectedly breaking with the premise of the first two verses) - Martin_Canine

24 Stay Together for the Kids - blink-182
25 Empty Garden (Hey, Hey Johnny) - Elton John

Based upon the murder of John Lennon. - clusium

26 Sniper - Harry Chapin

Based upon the mass shooting committed by Charles Whitman. - clusium

27 Hurricane - Bob Dylan

About the false imprisonment of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter. - BrianScott01

28 Sleep Alone - Moby

A devastating, haunting piece about the 9/11 attacks. The music really puts you in the place. - PositronWildhawk

29 Sacrificed Sons - Dream Theater

Written about the 9/11 attacks. - IronSabbathPriest

30 Paschendale - Iron Maiden

Written about the battle of Passchendaele (1917). The lyrics in this song makes for one of the greatest war poems of all time. - IronSabbathPriest

31 The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot

About the sinking of the ship, 'The Edmund Fitzgerald.' - clusium

32 The Empire of the Clouds - Iron Maiden

Based around the R101 airship disaster of 1930. Like with a lot of Maiden songs Bruce Dickinson really has a way of telling a tale through song. - SuperSonic17

33 Shock Me - Kiss

Ace Frehley suffered electric shock right before a live show. - Metal_Treasure

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