It was 50 years ago today that John F. Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas. It was a sound that reverberated around the world and has continued to do so through the decades.
The trauma of JFK's assassination has inspired countless books, movies, TV programs and, yes, songs. The latter have perhaps proven the most powerful because rather than trying to parse what exactly happened that terrible November day, they eschew facts for feelings.
Everyone from the Byrds and the Beach Boys to Pearl Jam and Postal Service to Tori Amos and Guns N' Roses have written songs inspired by Kennedy, and we've compiled 30 of them here with relevant lyrics as a musical tribute on the anniversary of JFK's death.