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My Top Ten Story Songs

Updated on August 14, 2012

My Top Ten Story Songs

Ten of my favorite songs that tell a story with youtube videos of the songs.

Hazard by Richard Marx

Hazard tells the story of a man accused a murder, it is never stated in the song whether the man is guilty or not.

Ode to Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry

Ode to Billie Joe , tells the story in a first person narrative of a young lady being told that "Billie Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge." And her reaction to this and also hints at a relationship between the narrator and Billie Joe.

Fast Car by Tracey Chapman

Fast Car is the story of a women's hard life and poverty and her desire to leave and start a new life.

Brick by Ben Folds Five

Brick is about a young man as he takes he girlfriend on the day after christmas to get an abortion.

The River by Bruce Springsteen

The River tells the story of a young couple and the consequences of having a baby at a young age and how it changes their relationship and lives.

Wichita Lineman by Glen Campbell

Wichita Lineman tells the story of a lonely lineman in Wichita County.

American Pie by Don McLean

American Pie is about the 1959 plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper.

Babooshka by Kate Bush

Babooshka is about a failing marriage and a wife who pretends to be another women to trick her husband and test his loyalty.

Common People by Pulp

The song is about a rich student wanting to experience life as a common person.

Space Oddity by David Bowie

Space oddity is the story of a fictional astronaut Major Tom.


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