Every Song Has a Story: Meet the Women Behind Music’s Greatest Tracks

It’s pretty fair to say that the majority of songs written by men are about women. Whether these songs are love songs, lust songs, breakup songs, or make up songs, these singers found that the best way to deal with their emotions was to sing about them.

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In many cases, these songs weren’t just about some abstract girlfriend. In fact, many of these singers were inspired by a real girl they knew, loved, or wish they were dating. And if this girl wasn’t famous before the song hit the airwaves, well, she is now. So, without further ado, this is our list of the women who inspired some of the world’s greatest songs.