There are songs that are written for, or dedicated to specific occasions, and no matter what you do, you can’t separate that connection.
After his son’s tragic death, Eric Clapton wrote Tears in Heaven.
Candle in the Wind was rewritten and re-recorded by Sir Elton John as a tribute to Princess Diana when she died in 1997.
And I will forever connect I’ll be Missing You by Puff Daddy and Faith Evans, featuring 112 to the death of Notorious B.I.G.
The latest tribute song that I find myself unable to get out of my head is See You Again by Wiz Khalifa, featuring Charlie Puth. And unless you live under a rock, it’s a touching tribute to actor Paul Walker and featured in the latest Furious 7 movie. It’s just a beautiful song, paying respect to those who have died too young.
Last month, Billboard released a list of The 16 Most Touching Tribute Songs. Do you know them all, and the stories behind them? Did they miss any?
Here’s the video for See You Again.