HIT SONGS BASED ON TRUE EVENTS
Given the year of release and a synopsis of the true story behind it, name the song.
|1.||1980: Titled after a bomb, and the fact that pilot named the aircraft that dropped it after his mother.|
Enola Gay (OMD)
|2.||1969. The song writer tells of the events of his marriage and their publicly held honeymoon activities.|
The Ballad of John & Yoko (Beatles)
|3.||1972. The band travel to Switzerland to record, but a fire means the place is burnt down the night before.|
Smoke on the Water (Deep Purple) "We all came out to Montreux on the Lake Geneva shoreline, to make records with a mobile. We didn't have much time".
|4.||1983. Song titled after a woman who claims that the narrator is the father of her newborn son, which he denies.|
Billie Jean (Michael Jackson) "Billie Jean is not my lover. She's just a girl who claims that I am the one"
|5.||1979. Following a shooting in a San Diego school, the 16 year old shooter was asked "why".|
I Don't Like Mondays (Boomtown Rats)
|6.||1991. Song written following the death of the artist's son aged 4.|
Tears in Heaven (Eric Clapton)
|7.||1989. More than 100 headline events between 1949 and 1989|
We Didn't Start the Fire (Billy Joel)
|8.||1971. Describes the emotions of a 13 year old boy when he hears of the death of his musical icon.|
American Pie (Don McLean)
|9.||1983. Lyrics describe the horror felt by an observer in Northern Ireland after witnessing a major incident in Derry|
Sunday Bloody Sunday (U2) "I can't believe the news today, oh, I can't close my eyes and make it go away. How long?"
|10.||1885. Anti Vietnam war song, where the singer draws attention the young average age of the US troops.|
19 (Paul Hardcastle)