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The Best Songs About Stories 

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Updated March 7, 2020 336 votes 115 voters 7.7k views 32 items

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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Taylor Swift
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Tupac Shakur, Outlawz, C.P.O.
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One Direction
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Harry Chapin
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Marc Almond
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Hanson
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Neil Young
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Depeche Mode
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Taylor Swift
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Leonard Cohen
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LL Cool J
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Jadakiss, Raekwon, Wu Block
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both sides of the story ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Songs About Stories
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neverending story limahl... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Songs About Stories
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Procol Harum
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A Tribe Called Quest
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The Story Brandi Carlile... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Songs About Stories
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storybook love willy dev... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Songs About Stories
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Gary Numan
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Vanilla Ice
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Sia Furler