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Songs With Stories About Characters

Songs are often used to tell a story, and sometimes it involves particular characters. So this category is about the stories based on characters in the song. This is one of my favorites . . .

 

 

Livin' On A Prayer  -  Bon Jovi  

 

Tommy and Gina

 

 

 

 

"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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All The Young Dudes: Mott The Hoople

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Cruisin' (Michael Nesmith):

 

"Lucy and Ramona and Sunset Sam
People on the streets tryin' to find a plan"

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Winkin', Blinkin' & Nod  -  The Simon Sisters

 

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Colorado Kool Aid - Johnny Paycheck

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Uneasy Rider - Charlie Daniels

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The  Winner - Bobby Bare

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Ballad Of A Teenage Queen: Johnny Cash

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Teeny Tiny Gnome (Monkees)

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Levon: Elton John

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Brother Louie   Stories

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Gypsies, Tramps, & Thieves  -  Cher

 

"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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Me And You And A Dog Named Boo: Lobo

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Juliet (Stevie Nicks)

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Missionary Man   Eurythmics 

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Frog Went A Courtin'  -  Olde Scottish Nursery rhyme / folk song

 

It ultimately became a popular 'American' folk song.

 

My favorite version is this one from the early 60's (I wore out this album) by The Brothers Four -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH0p_iOCeGI

 

Here's another version by The Boss -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElIZNKklPR4

 

Enjoy!

 

"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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Come Dancing: Kinks

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Ariel  -  Rainbow

 

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I Can Never Go Home Anymore: Shangri-Las

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Found a Job (Talking Heads):

 

"D--- that television what a bad picture"!
"Don't get upset, it's not a major disaster".
"There's nothing on tonight", he said, "I don't know what's the matter"!
"Nothing's ever on", she said, "so I don't know why you bother."

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Magnolia Simms (Monkees)

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Me and You and a Dog Named Boo  -  Lobo

 

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Touched by an Angel (Stevie Nicks)

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Maggie’s Farm: Dylan

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Telegraph Road (Dire Straits)

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Darcy Farrow: John Denver, Ian & Sylvia.

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Papa Was A Rolling Stone: Temptations

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Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes: Paul Simon

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