Songs inspired by real events

Creata da notaprincess9 il 23 Mar 2018
Songs inspired by real events

The list includes songs that are about or inspired by real events, mostly historical.


About the aftermath of the Berlin Wall collapse.

2. Skillet - Lucy Inglese 

Lucy is about a baby that John and Korey (husband & wife, members of Skillet) aborted.

Traduzioni:  Italiano #1

About Polish political prisoners who had been in Russia since the end of WWII.

Traduzioni:  Olandese

About the drug overdose of Smashing Pumpkins keyboardist Jonathan Melvoin.

About The Manhattan Project.

Traduzioni:  Greco

Inspired by the 1993 IRA bombing in Warrington, Cheshire, Great Britain.

Traduzioni:  Italiano #1
+63 altro
, #2, Arabo, Armeno, Azero, Bielorusso, Bosniaco, Bulgaro #1, #2, Catalano, Ceco, Cinese, Croato #1, #2, Curdo (Sorani), Danese, Ebraico, Esperanto, Estone, Finlandese, Francese #1, #2, Gaelico Irlandese, Giapponese, Greco #1, #2, #3, #4, Lettone, Lituano, Masonese, Olandese, Persiano, Polacco #1, #2, #3, Portoghese #1, #2, Rumeno #1, #2, #3, Russo #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, Serbo #1, #2, Sloveno, Spagnolo, Svedese, Tailandese, Tedesco, Tedesco (Basso Tedesco), Tongano, Turco #1, #2, #3, Ucraino #1, #2, Ungherese #1, #2, Vietnamita

About the 2009 Josef Fritzl case in Austria.

About the victims of Hurricane Catrina in 2005.

Traduzioni:  Greco
+2 altro

About the siege of Leningrad in WW2.

Traduzioni:  Francese, Spagnolo

Inspired by a fire at the Casino at Montreux, Switzerland in 1971.

Traduzioni:  Italiano
+22 altro
, Bosniaco, Bulgaro, Croato, Ebraico, Francese, Greco #1, #2, Indonesiano, Olandese, Rumeno, Russo #1, #2, Serbo #1, #2, Spagnolo, Tailandese, Tedesco #1, #2, Turco, Ungherese #1, #2, Vietnamita

About the 9/11 terrorist attacks of the Twin Towers in New York in 2001.

Traduzioni:  Italiano
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, Francese, Greco, Turco, Ucraino #1, #2

About the aftermath of 11 September 2001, and American resolve.

Traduzioni:  Francese, Tedesco

13. Nirvana - Polly Inglese 

About a teenage girl that Gerald Friend, a suspect in the Green River Killer case, abducted and abused in 1987.

Traduzioni:  Italiano
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Inspired by the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting on December 14, 2012.

Traduzioni:  Greco

About the Turkish army's war crimes against Armenians in 1915.

Traduzioni:  Esperanto
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About the intentional fire that was set to the Greek and Armenian quarters of Smyrna by Turkish forces on September 13, 1922 and costed the lives of 10.000-100.000 people.

Traduzioni:  Bulgaro
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Inspired by Robert Chambers’ murder of 18-year-old Jennifer Levin in New York City in 1986.

The song written by Tom Bahler is about a painful breakup between him and Rhonda Rivera.

Traduzioni:  Greco

Inspired by the story of Joan of Arc.

Traduzioni:  Italiano
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Diazepan MedinaDiazepan Medina
   Ven, 23/03/2018 - 15:00
About the battle of San Lorenzo in Argentina
About the end of the Uruguayan military dictatorship
In 1987, Fito released the album "Ciudad de pobres corazones". The songs are about his anger feelings and were inspired after the murdering of his grandmothers.
In 1988, Gabinete released the album "Camino Soria". A concept album about the singer Jaime Urrutia's break up with his then girlfriend.
Many Almafuerte songs are about Ricardo Iorio's personal experiences. This one is about an episode when he wanted to see the Morning Star. He accidentaly stepped on dog's crap, he yelled an insult and was arrested believing that he was drunk.
About the events of 1968
In 1492, the Spanish conquered Granada and expelled the moors. The legend says that Boabdil (Granada's last sultan) gave a last look back to the city when he was at the top of a hill and he cried for the lost city.
"Embarrassment" (from the Absolutely album) was written by Lee Thompson, and reflected the unfolding turmoil following the news that his teenage sister had become pregnant and was carrying a black man's child.
It's about Norman Meyer. On December 8, 1982 Mayer made an antinuclear protest in which he claimed that he would destroy the Washington Monument with 1000 punds of TNT if unless a national dialogue on the threat of nuclear weapons was seriously undertaken. The police killed him and they found out he hadn't any explosive.
It's about the execution of Mariana Pineda, as Spanish liberalist heroine in 1831.

Eagles HunterEagles Hunter    Ven, 06/10/2023 - 21:53
Diazepan Medina schrieb:
In 1492, the Spanish conquered Granada and expelled the moors. The legend says that Boabdil (Granada's last sultan) gave a last look back to the city when he was at the top of a hill and he cried for the lost city.

Arabic legend says that at this moment his mother said what would become a famous last quote about the fall of Arabian Andalusia: "Cry like women over a kingdom you couldn't defend like men".