You Should Know This Inspired-By-Stars Songs


03/12/2014 - 10:19
You Should Know This Inspired-By-Stars Songs

“Oh watcha gonna do, Katie?
You're sweet sweet girl.
But it's a cruel, cruel world
Libertines a cruel, cruel world…”

Sometimes songs are inspired by feelings, sometimes by the events, by the books, by the other songs and sometimes songs are inspired by the celebrities and by the other singers. Celebrities tend to stick to their own kind. With all that VIP partying and hobnobbing, it's no surprise that some stars have managed to influence others in very major ways. Wondering who has inspired who?

1.      Mia Farrow and her sister Prudence joined the Beatles on their infamous trip to India in 1967. During their spiritual journey, John Lennon wrote ’Dear Prudence’ to help her cope with her depression.

2.      Nick Jonas called Rita Ora out by name on the moody Jonas Brothers track "What Do I Mean to You," which details an uncomfortable relationship with a careless person. Ora later explained that she'd been surprised by the song, since they'd never dated.

3.      Katy Perry's Teenage Dream includes "Circle the Drain," a song about a pill-popping ex who's more interested in drugs than foreplay. Even if it wasn't written about former boyfriend Travie McCoy, he responded to it in an interview: "I look at it like this: I'm just stoked that she finally has a song with some substance on her record. Good job."

4.      When Courtney Love isn't pissing people off, she's lusting after them. Like she does on 'But Julian, I’m a Little Older Than You,' which is about Strokes singer Julian Casablancas.

5.      Madonna co-wrote her electro-ballad "Miles Away" about her then-husband, director Guy Ritchie. It included lines like, "I guess we're at our best when we're miles away."

6.      The Babyshambles' 'Katy' is about frontman Pete Doherty's troubled, chaotic and volatile relationship with model Kate Moss.

7.      The controversial Courtney Love has made some enemies over the years, and some of those people have written songs about her -- like the Foo Fighters' ’I’ll Stick Around' ...

8.      Elton John's ballad "Candle in the Wind" was originally written about tragic screen icon Marilyn Monroe, but it was upon its re-release after Princess Diana's untimely death that the song became the best-selling single of all time.

9.      Though Selena Gomez didn't write most of the tracks on her 2013 album Stars Dance, she did admit that the sweet breakup ballad "Love Will Remember" was inspired by her most famous ex Justin Bieber.

10.   After Taking Back Sunday's John Nolan slept with the girlfriend of Brand New's singer, the latter wrote the venom-filled 'Seventy Times Seven,' in which he wishes for Nolan's death.

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