On the finish of Livid 7, as Dom Toretto walks away from the seaside, the tune “See You Once more” begins enjoying. It continues on as he drives alongside an empty street, halting at a cease road. He then hears a automobile pulling up beside him and appears as much as see Brian O’Connor grinning at him. A montage of Brian’s F&F scenes fills the display screen. As the 2 males draw back from the cease road, they drive alongside each other till every finally go their very own means, whereas the tune continues to play. Because the scene fades and the display screen turns white, the phrases “For Paul” seems.
When this scene performed in film theaters for the primary time, audiences had been in tears as they took within the lyrics of the tune and bid Paul Walker a ultimate goodbye. The tune by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth is one in an extended line of songs and covers underlined by tragedy and ache.
10 The Cranberries – “The Icicle Melts” (*10*)
On February 12, 1993, a month earlier than his third birthday, James Bulger was kidnapped from a purchasing centre in Bootle, Liverpool by two 10-year-old boys. The boys took the toddler to a railway line 2.5 miles away, the place they tortured and killed him. The boys, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables, had been convicted of the homicide in November 1993, making them the youngest convicted murderers in trendy British historical past.
When Dolores O’Riordan heard of the tragedy, she was shattered. Pouring her emotions into her songwriting, she wrote the tune “The Icicle Melts” as a response to James’ homicide. Throughout an interview in 1994, she defined that the case had moved her a lot that she needed to write a tune about it.
Some imagine to today, that O’Riordan was towards abortion and that the tune was truly about being pro-life. Nonetheless, it has been generally accepted that “The Icicle Melts” was written as a response to the horrific homicide of little James Bulger.
9 Kesha – “Praying” (*10*)
In 2011, the DAS case towards Kesha revealed that the singer had alerted a number of individuals in her life in 2005 that Dr. Luke, former producer and head of Kemosabe Data, had engaged in ‘unethical and illegal actions towards her.’ These actions included allegedly raping her in his resort room in 2005 after giving her a date-rape drug.
The battle between Kesha and Luke continued for a number of years, with Kesha claiming that Luke pressured her to launch “Die Younger” after receiving main backlash for the tune’s lyrics. In 2014 Kesha filed a lawsuit towards Luke claiming he sexually assaulted and hit her and that the aftermath of the traumatic occasion noticed her affected by despair, anxiousness and post-traumatic stress. Luke responded by submitting a countersuit towards Kesha, her mom and supervisor Jack Rovner for defamation. Woman Gaga was dragged into the mess when she advised a radio presenter throughout an interview that she’d been sexually assaulted by an unnamed music producer on the age of 19. Gaga nevertheless by no means confirmed that she was referring to Dr. Luke.
Lawsuits and combating continued, with disturbing emails launched in 2017 by which Luke seems to power Kesha into weight-reduction plan. Luke exited as CEO of Kemosabe Data that yr.
After his departure, Kesha launched her first solo tune because the lawsuit titled “Praying.” And though the combating between Kesha and Dr Luke nonetheless continues in 2021, this tune is the one shiny gentle all through the entire darkness.
Kesha stated that the tune was about hoping that anybody, together with abusers, can heal.
8 George Strait – “I Consider” (*10*)
On December 14, 2012 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed his mom after which set off for the Sandy Hook Elementary College in Newtown the place he massacred 20 first-graders and 6 lecturers earlier than turning the gun on himself. A motive was by no means established, however it was claimed that Lanza had in depth psychological well being points that prevented him from interacting in a traditional means with different individuals.
In 2013 nation music singer George Strait, who misplaced his personal daughter in a automobile accident in 1986, paid tribute to the victims of Sandy Hook by writing a phenomenal tune referred to as “I Consider.” He was hesitant at first, not eager to offend the sufferer’s households through the use of the tragedy as inspiration for the tune however his spouse finally satisfied him to do it.
7 Gary Levox – “She’s Going Locations” (*10*)
In one of the vital irritating prison trials in historical past, 22-year-old Casey Anthony was discovered not responsible in 2011 of the first-degree homicide of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Whereas her daughter was lacking, Casey displayed virtually no emotion and continued to occasion round city. When Caylee’s physique was lastly found and the investigation was a seek for a homicide suspect, all proof appeared to level to Casey. Nonetheless, when the time got here for a jury to convict her, there simply wasn’t sufficient of stated proof to conclusively decide that she was responsible. Had issues gone the opposite means and she or he’d been discovered responsible prosecutors would have pursued the demise penalty as punishment.
Lead vocalist of nation pop trio, Rascal Flatts, launched a re-written model of a tune referred to as “She’s Going Locations” in tribute of Caylee Anthony in 2011. Cledus T. Judd and Jimmy Yeary rewrote the lyrics and so they all needed to make sure that there can be no give attention to Casey Anthony, however that the tribute would solely be about little Caylee.
6 Elton John – “Candle within the Wind” (*10*)
Songwriter, Bernie Taupin, was an enormous fan of Marilyn Monroe and after co-writing Elton John’s hit tune “Tiny Dancer” he began fascinated about one of the simplest ways to write down a tribute tune to her, with out it coming off as cheesy.
Out of those ideas, the gorgeous ballad “Candle within the Wind” was born. The title and lyrics of the tune was impressed by a tribute to Janis Joplin by which the identical phrase was used. The tune was meant to be a heartfelt have a look at the lifetime of Marilyn Monroe, and Taupin later stated that the lyrics may even have been about James Dean, Montgomery Clift or Jim Morrison who had been all reduce quick within the prime of their life.
Quick ahead to 1997, when the stunning demise of Princess Diana reverberated around the globe, Taupin and Elton John determined to remodel the lyrics to the tune as a tribute to the princess. Elton carried out it throughout Diana’s funeral and the tune was additionally launched as a single, changing into the best-selling single of all time within the UK.
Elton John by no means carried out the reworked model of the tune once more, and vowed to solely achieve this ought to one or each of Diana’s sons ask him to take action.
5 DJ Sammy – “Heaven” 9/11 remix (*10*)
The tune “Heaven” was written and recorded in 1983 and first appeared on the A Evening in Heaven soundtrack album that very same yr. “Heaven” was impressed by the band Journey’s observe “Faithfully”, and have become Bryan Adams’ first primary single on the Billboard Scorching 100 chart.
In 2001 DJ Sammy launched a dance cowl of the tune which shortly reached primary on the UK Singles chart. A stripped-down “Candlelight Combine” model noticed the sunshine in 2003. Additionally in 2003, the KKXX radio station in California recorded a tribute model of the tune to commemorate the primary anniversary of the 9/11 assaults. A former program director requested his daughter to learn phrases off a script whereas he recorded her. These phrases had been interspersed with the unique refrain of the tune.
“Heaven 9/11 Remix” turned one of the vital requested songs within the radio station’s historical past and was quickly performed on radio stations worldwide.
4 Johnny Money – “Damage” (*10*)
Trent Reznor defined on Netflix’s Tune Exploder that he’d at all times felt like an outsider and that unhappiness and a way of abandonment at all times appeared to comply with him. He additionally felt ill-equipped to cope with fame and all of those feelings let to the writing of the heartbreaking tune “Damage.”
In 2002, Johnny Money recorded a haunting cowl of the tune, which offered a distinct interpretation of the lyrics. Money, whose well being was failing him on the age of 70, sang the phrases virtually as if he knew that his life would finish quickly. The music video, thought-about right now to be one of many saddest music movies of all time, was shot in February 2003, Three months later, Money misplaced his spouse. In September 2003, Johnny Money handed away.
His ultimate album American IV achieved gold standing within the US.
3 Maren Morris – “Expensive Hate” (*10*)
On June 17, 2015 21-year-old Dylann Roof walked into the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. He opened fireplace on congregation members who had been attending a Bible research, killing 9.
Two days later, singer Maren Morris wrote “Expensive Hate”, and recorded it a yr later. She hadn’t launched it nevertheless, as a result of she felt that it wasn’t the appropriate time.
On October 1, 2017 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fireplace upon a crowd of competition goers attending the Route 91 Harvest music competition in Las Vegas, killing 60 individuals. When Morris heard the information, she was devastated and posted the tune on-line in tribute of the victims, saying that she realized that day there would by no means be a proper time. She went on to write down a prolonged Instagram publish which included the next: “Hate is in every single place, and I’m sick of not doing sufficient. Within the darkest tunnel, there may be nonetheless love & music. That’s what it’s right here for. Right here is Expensive Hate. Any cent I see from this I’m donating to the Music Metropolis Cares Fund.”
2 Led Zeppelin – “All my love” (*10*)
Led Zeppelin had been (and nonetheless are) one of the vital common rock bands on the planet. The band gave the world unforgettable songs resembling “Immigrant Tune”, “Complete Lotta Love”, and “Stairway to Heaven.”
Frontman, Robert Plant, suffered an ideal tragedy in 1977, when he misplaced his five-year-old son Karac attributable to sickness. His spouse had referred to as him in the course of the band’s American tour and advised him that she was very nervous about Karac as a result of he’d instantly change into sick. It was a mere two hours later when Plant acquired one other cellphone name, informing him that his son had died.
In his grief, Plant was prepared to surrender his profession, however he finally pushed via, working together with his band members on Led Zeppelin’s ultimate album, In Via The Out Door. Probably the most memorable songs on that album was the tribute tune to Plant’s son titled “All My Love.”
The tune was recorded in a single session, as a result of Plant couldn’t bear to sing the emotional phrases again and again.
1 Oslo residents – “Kids of the Rainbow” (*10*)
Pete Seeger launched the American people and youngsters’s tune “My Rainbow Race” on his Rainbow Race album in 1973. The tune was translated into Norwegian as Barn av regnbuen which suggests Kids of the Rainbow and it turned the sixth-highest promoting single in Norway in 1973.
On July 22, 2011, Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 individuals by detonating a van bomb in Oslo after which opening fireplace on the contributors of a summer time camp on the island of Utøya. Breivik, who identifies as a fascist and a Nazi, claimed throughout his trial that “Kids of the Rainbow” was an instance of Marxist propaganda and that it was “brainwashing” Norwegian kids.
Norwegian singer-songwriter, Lillebjørn Nilsen, who had translated the outdated American people tune, stood up in defiance of those remarks and organized a mass efficiency of the tune throughout Breivik’s trial. Greater than 40,000 individuals in Oslo alone stood collectively to sing the tune, and extra individuals joined in from squares throughout the nation.