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Songs About Celebrities and Famous Leaders


Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder is a tribute to Duke Ellington
Abraham, Martin & John by Dion is a tribute to Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr, John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy
Pride (in the Name of Love) by U2 is a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.
Candle In The Wind by Elton John is a tribute to Marylin Monroe
We Didn't Start the Fire by Billy Joel
Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes
R.O.C.K. in the USA by John Cougar Mellencamp
Black Velvet by Alannah Myles is a tribute to Elvis Presley
James Dean by The Eagles
Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John (for tennis star Billie Jean King)
All Those Years Ago by George Harrison
Rock On by David Essex
Right Here, Right Now by Jesus Jones (mentions Bob Dylan)
American Pie by Don McLean
Hey Jude by The Beatles (about Julian Lennon)
Free Nelson Mandela by The Special AKA
Rock Me Amadaeus by Falco
Here Today by Paul McCartney is a tribute to John Lennon
Calling Elvis by Dire Straits
Vincent by Don McLean
Black Superman (Muhammad Ali) by Johnny Wakelin & The Kinshasa Band
Steve McQueen by Sheryl Crow
Hey Nineteen by Steely Dan (mentions Aretha Franklin)
Elvis Presley & America by U2
Nights Shift by The Commodores
Hurricane by Bob Dylan (about boxer Reuben Carter)
Rosanna by Toto (about Rosanna Arquette)
The Battle of New Orleans by Johnny Horton
Key Largo by Bertie Higgins
The Ballad of John and Yoko by The Beatles
James Brown Is Dead by L.A. Style
Stevie Ray Blues by Stevie Wonder (tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan)
Henry VIII I Am by Herman's Hermits
Man On The Moon by R.E.M.
Welcome Back, Victoria by Jesus Jones
Missing You by Diana Ross
I Will Always Love You by Dolly Parton (for Porter Wagoner)
The King Is Gone by Ronnie McDowell
Annie's Song by John Denver
Empty Garden by Elton John is a tribute to John Lennon
Creeque Alley by The Mamas & The Papas
The Ballad of Davey Crockett by Fess Parker, also Bill Hayes
The Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde by Georgie Fame
The King is Gone by Roddie McDowell is a tribute to Elvis Presley
Candle In The Wind 98 by Elton John is a tribute to Princess Diana
He Was a Friend of Mine by The Byrds is a tribute to John F. Kennedy










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