Five Songs Written About Dead Celebrities [VIDEO]
A great way people can deal with a loss is by writing their feelings down in a journal.
Or if you are one of the lucky ones, you can write a song, record it and (hopefully) get it on the radio.
As we approach Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday (1/20), it reminded me about songs that are played on the radio about celebrities who are no longer with us.
Here are five songs that deal with the death of a celebrity, hopefully to help them and the world heal.
Which Artist on this list wrote another song about the death of a celebrity?
One of the subjects is Martin Luther King, Jr. Do you know another song about him and President’s Kennedy and Lincoln?
U2- Pride (In The Name Of Love)
(written about Martin Luther King, Jr.)
Elton John – Candle In The Wind
(written about Marilyn Monroe. Re-recorded after Princess Diana’s Death)
Don McLean – American Pie
(Written about: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper)
R.E.M. – Man on The Moon
(written about Andy Kaufman)
Alanna Myles – Black Velvet
(written about Elvis Presley)
Marc Cohn – Walking in Memphis (Written about Elvis Presley)
Neil Young – My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue) (Written about Johnny Rotten)
Elton John has another song about a famous celebrity who passed with ‘Empty Garden (Hey, Hey Johnny)’ Written for John Lennon.
Dion – Abraham, Martin and John (Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr. and John F. Kennedy).