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)