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18 Musicians Who Named A Song After A Celebrity

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The Cranberries, “I Just Shot John Lennon”

Musicians Who Named A Song After A Celebrity The Cranberries I Just Shot John Legend

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Those who have never heard The Cranberries track “I Just Shot John Legend” might be wondering what the tune is about given the title. The disc it was released on, To the Faithful Departed, gives us more insight into what kind of song it is. And it’s not as controversial as you might think. The tune recounts the events that happened on the night The Beatles member was murdered by Mark David Chapman. The title is based off a direct quote from the murderer. After he committed the crime and was asked whether he was aware of what he did, Mark allegedly responded, “Yes, I just shot John Lennon.”

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