What are some songs about famous people?

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  1. spartucusjones profile image93
    spartucusjonesposted 7 years ago

    What are some songs about famous people?

    I plan on composing a hub about songs about famous people. I already have a few in mind, but I thought I would see if anyone was aware of any songs about famous people that they would like to share.

  2. sleepylog profile image60
    sleepylogposted 7 years ago

    Candle in the Wind by Elton John was a tribute to Marilyn Monroe.

    Taylor Swift's 'I knew you were trouble' is about her ex-boyfriend and One Direction band member Harry Styles.

    1. Cantuhearmescream profile image72
      Cantuhearmescreamposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Candle in the Wind is the first song that came to my mind! I heard this song hundreds of times before I caught on :-)
      It seems to be a fitting song for many doesn't it?
      Cat

    2. spartucusjones profile image93
      spartucusjonesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      "Candle In the Wind" is one of the songs that I am already considering. I will also try to consider the Swift suggestion with a open mind (but it will be tough).

      Thanks for the suggestions.

  3. Cantuhearmescream profile image72
    Cantuhearmescreamposted 7 years ago

    "Man on the Moon" by R.E.M is about/a tribute to Andy Kaufman, which I didn't realize until after seeing the movie by the same name starring Jim Carrey.

    1. spartucusjones profile image93
      spartucusjonesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I love that song, but it totally escaped my mind when I started to compile my initial list. That is why I asked the question! Thanks for reminding me of that song and I will seriously consider it for the Hub!

    2. Cantuhearmescream profile image72
      Cantuhearmescreamposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ooh ooh, you totally should; R.E.M was huge when I was growing up, but in a different than "Poster Boy" kind of way. That song is really cool!

  4. cperuzzi profile image95
    cperuzziposted 7 years ago

    There are a few.  Most of them turn into folk songs.

    John Henry was a steel driving man was about a semi mythic folktale about man versus technology and progress.

    My most memorable one was "Abraham, Martin, and John" sung by Dion about Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, and JFK.

    I know that there are others, but most of the ones I'm thinking about are for fictional characters.  Superman, Tom Joad and others like that.

    1. cperuzzi profile image95
      cperuzziposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I forgot Diana Ross's "Missing You" about Marvin Gaye.

    2. spartucusjones profile image93
      spartucusjonesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the excellent suggestions. Thanks for also giving me a possible future hub idea. Songs about Fictional Characters. I could also possibly write a hub concerning songs about Superman. There were definitely a number of those.

  5. Alecia Murphy profile image82
    Alecia Murphyposted 7 years ago

    Jackie Wilson Said by Van Morrison is about soul singer Jackie Wilson. Nightshift by The Commodores is a tribute to many R&B legends (Marvin Gaye, Jackie Wilson, and so on).
    Photograph by Def Leppard is about the unobtainable lore of Marilyn Monroe. There's a few to start but I can think of more.

    1. spartucusjones profile image93
      spartucusjonesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the suggestions! As a big Van Morrison fan I was already considering "Jackie Wilson Said". I will consider the other suggestions as well.

  6. spartucusjones profile image93
    spartucusjonesposted 7 years ago

    I will like to thank everyone for the input. I just completed the hub: http://spartucusjones.hubpages.com/hub/ … ous-People

 
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