Do You Know the Story Behind Your Favorite Song?

Do You Know the Story Behind Your Favorite Song?

Happy National Jukebox Day everyone! We all know that songs are are used to tell stories of the past. From tribal chants that tell tales of ancient civilizations to even nursery rhymes that describe the horrors of the plague that ravaged Europe. So let’s take a look at five songs that are either inspired, retell or based on a written story.    5-Love Story by Taylor Swift Image via FLICKR    We can’t make a list without discussing Taylor Swift Love Story. Taylor sings to the boy she is pining after that all he has to do is “just say …

On This Day: Ernest Hemingway’s ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’ Published!

On This Day: Ernest Hemingway’s ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’ Published!

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Ernest Hemingway is one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. He was a true ‘Renaissance man’ of the 20th century, being an accomplished novelist, short story writer, sportsman, and journalist. He lived an adventurous lifestyle, being known for wrestling lions, flying airplanes, and much more. He’s practically the real life ‘Most Interesting Man in the World’ and his real world adventures are matched by his superb writing. Known for his matter of fact, economical, and down to earth yet still complex style, Hemingway wrote numerous acclaimed books such as The Old Man and the Sea, The Sun Also Rises, and …