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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Taylor Swift

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5 2
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Depeche Mode

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5 2
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Marc Almond

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7 5
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7 6
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Taylor Swift

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5 4
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5 4
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3 2
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Leonard Cohen

9
3 2
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Neil Young

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2 1
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Gary Numan

11
4 4
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Tupac Shakur, Outlawz, C.P.O.

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3 3
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3 3
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One Direction

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3 3
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Harry Chapin

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2 2
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Hanson

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The Story Brandi Carlile is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Songs About Stories
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both sides of the story phill ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Songs About Stories
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storybook love willy deville is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Songs About Stories
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neverending story limahl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Songs About Stories
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1 2
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Procol Harum

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2 4
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Vanilla Ice

22
1 3
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Jimmy Buffett

23
1 3
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Alkaline Trio

24
0 2
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Jadakiss, Raekwon, Wu Block

25
0 2
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LL Cool J

26
0 2
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Sia Furler

27
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A Tribe Called Quest

28
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Jennifer Love Hewitt

29
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Snoop Dogg

30
1 5
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Obie Trice

31
0 4
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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

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0 4
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Sinéad O'Connor