What ever happened to songs that tell a story?

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What ever happened to songs that tell a story?

When you just play around on YouTube, you often stumble across some interesting things.

Does anyone remember these classic songs from the 1960s and 1970s that tell a story?

"Ode to Billy Joe" - Bobby Gentry - 1967 - peaked on @אביר1 on the US Billboard Chart

"Taxi" - Harry Chapin - 1972 - peaked at #5 on the Canada RPM Top Singles Chart

"The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" - Vicki Lawrence - 1973 - peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Chart and #1 on the Canada RPM Top Singles Chart

What ever happened to songs that tell a story?
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