Famous songs inspired by books
Hit songs with roots in literature
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When it comes to literary references in other works of art, some are more overt than others. It is obvious to most, for example, that Kate Bush's 'Wuthering Heights' takes its inspiration from the Emily Brontë novel of the same name. Less obvious, however, is that Katy Perry's 'Firework' has its origins in Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road.'
Intrigued? Check out this gallery to find out which famous songs were inspired by literature. Some may surprise you!
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