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50 Greatest Storytelling Songs

To qualify for this list a song must have at least 3 completely different verses and tell a story. You'd be surprised how hard it was to find songs from different genres.
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"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" by Gordon Lightfoot
"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" by Gordon Lightfoot
2
Alannah Myles Black Velvet
Alannah Myles Black Velvet
3
Wildfire by Michael Martin Murphy
Wildfire by Michael Martin Murphy
4
America by Simon and Garfunkel
America by Simon and Garfunkel
5
The Thunder Rolls by Garth Brooks
The Thunder Rolls by Garth Brooks
6
This Cowboys Hat by Chris Ledoux
This Cowboys Hat by Chris Ledoux
7
Hazard by Richard Marx
Hazard by Richard Marx
8
John Cougar Mellencamp - Scarecrow
John Cougar Mellencamp - Scarecrow
9
Mrs. Robinson
Mrs. Robinson
10
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Piano Man - Billy Joel
11
Dry County by Bon Jovi
Dry County by Bon Jovi
12
Someone Like You, Adele
Someone Like You, Adele
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13
When the Children Cry by White Lion
When the Children Cry by White Lion
14
Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
15
Candle in the Wind '97 - Elton John
Candle in the Wind '97 - Elton John
16
Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight
Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight
17
Goodbye Earl (Dixie Chicks)
Goodbye Earl (Dixie Chicks)
18
Tom Sawyer by Rush
Tom Sawyer by Rush
19
Stampede by Chris Ledoux
Stampede by Chris Ledoux
20
Counting Stars by Onerepublic
Counting Stars by Onerepublic
21
The Wrong Child by R.E.M.
The Wrong Child by R.E.M.
22
February Song by Josh Groban
February Song by Josh Groban
23
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
24
Thriller
Thriller
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25
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Beat It - Michael Jackson
26
The Blower's Daughter by Damien Rice
The Blower's Daughter by Damien Rice
27
Volcano by Damien Rice
Volcano by Damien Rice
28
Cats in the Cradle by Harry Chapin
Cats in the Cradle by Harry Chapin
29
Broken Wing by Martina McBride
Broken Wing by Martina McBride
30
Hey There Delilah by Plain White Ts
Hey There Delilah by Plain White Ts
31
She's in Love With the Boy by Trisha Yearwood
She's in Love With the Boy by Trisha Yearwood
32
And Still by Reba Mcentire
And Still by Reba Mcentire
33
Three Wooden Crosses by Randy Travis
Three Wooden Crosses by Randy Travis
34
Every Rose Has It's Thorn
Every Rose Has It's Thorn
35
Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)
Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)
36
Civil War by Guns N' Roses
Civil War by Guns N' Roses
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37
Rush - 2112 (1976)
Rush - 2112 (1976)
38
The Last Unicorn by America
The Last Unicorn by America
39
Turn the Page by Bob Segar
Turn the Page by Bob Segar
40
The Legend of John  Henry's Hammer by Johnny Cash
The Legend of John Henry's Hammer by Johnny Cash
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