Better On Paper: Top 10 Songs About Books, Authors, & Literary Characters

2. “Leaving Las Vegas” -[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Sheryl Crow[/lastfm]

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The story behind the title of Sheryl Crow’s song “Leaving Las Vegas” is sad, but poignant. Crow’s friend David Baerwald helped her write the song allegedly nicked the title came from the book written by his friend John O’Brien of the same name.

While Crow didn’t know this at first, the popularity of her song was allegedly the main reason that O’Brien gave for his suicide.

[Source: Songfacts]

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