songs The Best Songs About Stories  

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The great part about music is that you can write a song about anything, but for this list we're ranking the best songs about stories. The songs on this list are all about true stories, tall tales, and any other story you can think of. Do you have a favorite story song? Whether it's rock, rap, country, or anything in between, we want you to vote up your favorites on this list of songs that tell stories. You can even add additional tracks to the poll if any good story songs are missing, so feel free to contribute to the list. We've included YouTube videos to accompany the songs when available, so think of this page as a story songs playlist.

Some of the songs below include "Tradin War Stories" by Tupac Shakur, "Love Story" by Taylor Swift, and "Wonderous Stories" by Yes. A song can qualify to be on this in two ways. First, the song has story in the title or lyrics, or some close variation of that word. Second, the song is conceptually tells a story, even if it doesn't specifically mention the word story in the song.
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Love Story Taylor Swift

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Stories of Old Depeche Mode

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Stories of Johnny Marc Almond

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Tradin War Stories Tupac Shakur, Outlawz, C.P.O.

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Short Stories Harry Chapin

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Stories of the Street Leonard Cohen

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Stories Gary Numan

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The Story of Us Taylor Swift

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Hard Luck Stories Neil Young

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Story of My Life One Direction

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Stories Hanson

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storybook love willy deville is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Songs About Stories
Xavi Pagès Fusté added storybook love willy deville

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both sides of the story phill ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Songs About Stories
Xavi Pagès Fusté added both sides of the story phill collins

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The Story Brandi Carlile is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Songs About Stories
Xavi Pagès Fusté added The Story Brandi Carlile

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neverending story limahl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Songs About Stories
Xavi Pagès Fusté added neverending story limahl

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Zig Zag Stories Vanilla Ice

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One Hundred Stories Alkaline Trio

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Stories We Could Tell Jimmy Buffett

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Crack Spot Stories Jadakiss, Raekwon, Wu Block

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G Bedtime Stories Snoop Dogg

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Stories Sia Furler

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Whaling Stories Procol Harum

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Crime Stories LL Cool J

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8 Million Stories A Tribe Called Quest

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Thug Stories Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

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Bedtime Stories Jennifer Love Hewitt

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4 Stories Obie Trice

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Untold Stories Sinéad O'Connor