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    I'm a massive fan of music, with many questionable but awesome choices in my playlists (Paracosm can confirm this, seriously) that covers a wide range.

    Naturally, my music tastes cover a lot of different areas and subjects, which got me thinking do I listen to any music that is based on/about historical events/figures. I had to double check, but one of my favourite songs refers to the N.Ireland Hunger Strikes in 1981.



    Does anyone else have any favourite songs based on/about historical events/figures?
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    PSY - Gangnam Style.

    It is an incredibly deep song about the tragedies of the Vietnam War. The song has a very peaceful and tranquil vibe to it. Has me in tears everytime I hear it.
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    American Pie is quite a good one. Makes lots of references to the death of Buddy Holly and then lots of pop culture things from the 1960's.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americ...nterpretations
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    Have you ever heard of Hamilton? LIFE CHANGING
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    (Original post by PeachesXXX)
    Have you ever heard of Hamilton? LIFE CHANGING
    Heard, but not looked at yet. Mainly because I love musicals, I would get too sucked in, and then fail uni :rofl:

    (Original post by Fox Corner)
    American Pie is quite a good one. Makes lots of references to the death of Buddy Holly and then lots of pop culture things from the 1960's.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americ...nterpretations
    Oh my, I forgot this song existed!
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    1582 by Kazuya Kamenashi.

    Written about Oda Nobunaga's death at Honnoji Temple in June 1582. It's always fascinated me that while the recorded version is sung from a woman's perspective (presumably Nobunaga's wife: Lady No) when he performs it live he switches up the lyrics in the second half and performs from a man's perspective (presumably the pageboy he was said to be sleeping with: Mori Ranmaru). I love it. :heart:

    He did an absolutely breathtaking performance of it: for anyone interested. (Starts singing at 4 minutes in, but the build-up is incredible and really sets the tone).
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    Anything by Sabaton :lol:
    Learnt more of history from them, then i ever did in school
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    (Original post by Airmed)
    I'm a massive fan of music, with many questionable but awesome choices in my playlists (Paracosm can confirm this, seriously) that covers a wide range.

    Naturally, my music tastes cover a lot of different areas and subjects, which got me thinking do I listen to any music that is based on/about historical events/figures. I had to double check, but one of my favourite songs refers to the N.Ireland Hunger Strikes in 1981.



    Does anyone else have any favourite songs based on/about historical events/figures?
    ALL HORRIBLE HISTORIES SONGS :party:
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    Billy Joel - We Didn't Start The Fire
 
 
 
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