Literary Pop Songs
The writers of these songs were influenced by some of the biggest names in literature. Can you guess them all? Good luck!
Which 1969 Led Zeppelin song was influenced by J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings"?
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The Beatles 1967 song, "I am the Walrus" was influenced by the 1871 poem, "The Walrus and the Carpenter" written by this author.
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Taylor Swift's 2008 song "Love Story" references this famous couple.
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The metal band Metallica has been influenced by literature on many occasions. What Ernest Hemingway novel inspired them to write a song by the same name?
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The Police wrote the hit "Don't Stand so Close to Me" and included the lyric, "He starts to shake, He starts to cough, Just like the old man in, That famous book by Nabakov". Which famous book are they speaking of?
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Billy Joel's 1989 song, "We Didn't Start the Fire" is full of pop culture references, but it only names three novels by title. Can you guess all three?
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Believe it or not, the song, "Whip It" by Devo, was inspired by a literary work. The song was written to mimic limerick and poem parodies in this Thomas Pynchon novel.
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"Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll is the inspiration for this classic song by Jefferson Airplane. What is it?
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"Rocket Man" by Elton John is based on a story by the same name in a collection of short stories titled "The Illustrated Man". Who was the author of that collection?
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Guns N' Roses smash hit "November Rain" was loosely based on the short story "Without You" by this author.
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