Top Ten Songs Written in Third Person

This was a tough one. I realized that 99.9% of popular music is written in first person. Coming up with the items was a lot harder than you might think.

The Top Ten

1 All Along the Watchtower - Bob Dylan

I find this song creepy. "two riders were approaching" shiver
i find that's dylans folky style fits well with the midevil setting.
hendrixs guitar playing is amazing, and he's convining as the joker and the thief - RecklessGreed

2 Life on Mars? - David Bowie

This one starts out in thrid person and switches to first person midway - RecklessGreed

Great list and great selection, I find nothing to add, my english is probably not good enough to do so either - Lotuscandy

3 Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
4 Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
5 Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed
6 Hurricane - Bob Dylan
7 The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
8 Jack and Diane - John Mellencamp
9 Paradise - Coldplay
10 Fool On the Hill - The Beatles

The Contenders

11 Stephanie Says - The Velvet Underground
12 Indigo Eyes - Peter Murphy
13 Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down - Interpol
14 Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts - Bob Dylan
15 The Lady is a Tramp - Frank Sinatra
16 Johnny and Mary - Robert Palmer
17 Enigma of the Absolute - Dead Can Dance

Except for the last verse, I think it belongs.
You're right, it's not easy to find, and you made great choices. - Lotuscandy

18 Léa - Louise Attaque

Their 2 first albums were produced by Gordon Gano from the Violent Femmes. - Lotuscandy

19 Cendrillon - Téléphone
20 Madame Rêve - Alain Bashung
21 Diego Libre Dans Sa Tête - France Gall

Written by her husband Michael Berger (without the a in his forename).
"Diego libre dans sa tête" (Diego free in his head) denounces the repression exercised by the dictatorships of Latin America (the song is from 1981). Diego being an imprisoned opponent "for a few words which he thought so strongly", he symbolises people imprisoned for their ideas in countries under dictatorship.
When I was a kid, we sang it in school choir, a great moment of emotion. - Lotuscandy

22 L'aventurier - Indochine

The song is from 1982, but I bet you could tell!
L'Aventurier (The Adventurer) evokes the universe of Bob Morane, the main character of a series of adventure books in French, created by French-speaking Belgian novelist Henri Vernes. - Lotuscandy

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