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8 Best Songs Inspired By Literature

First Posted: 07/29/11 09:49 AM ET   Updated: 09/28/11 06:12 AM ET

It's said that art imitates life, but for these songs, art simply imitated art. From Coldplay to The Beatles, these seven artists were inspired by their favorite pieces of literature to create some of our favorite tunes.

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"All I Wanna Do"
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Song: "All I Wanna Do" by Sheryl Crow
Inspired by: The poem "Fun" by Wyn Cooper
Notable Lyric:
"'All I wanna do is have a little fun before I die,'
Says the man next to me out of nowhere
It's apropos
Of nothing"
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