songs The Best Songs About Freedom  

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List Rules Songs with being free in the title are fair game, but this list focuses mainly on songs about freedom as a subject.

Songs about freedom have provided immense support to people going through struggles in the last hundred years. Whether it's slavery, civil rights, or oppression by government, freedom songs have the ability to lift one's spirits even during the toughest times. This is a ranked list of all songs about freedom, as voted on by music fans like you. Some of the songs included below may have the words being "free" or "freedom" in the lyrics or title, while others are only about the them of being free, feeling liberated, emancipated, or independent. 

This music list is a great way to find thematically similar freedom music. Examples of freedom songs on this list includes classics like “Free Bird” and pop hits like “I'm Like a Bird.” Vote for songs about being free that you enjoy the most, and downvote ones if you think they're not worthy of being high on the list. If one of your top freedom songs is missing, add it to the list so others can vote for it too. Many genres of music are featured below, including rock, pop, folk, metal, and more. 
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Redemption Song Bob Marley & The Wailers, Bob Marley

The Worst Beatles Songs The Greatest White Rappers of All Time

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Free Bird Lynyrd Skynyrd, Flashback!

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Blackbird is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
Blackbird The Beatles

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Born to Be Wild is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
Born to Be Wild Steppenwolf

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Freedom is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
Freedom Jimi Hendrix

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Me & Bobby McGee Janis Joplin, Full Tilt Boogie Band

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Free As a Bird is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
Free As a Bird The Beatles

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I Got a Name Jim Croce

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Free Fallin' Tom Petty

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Freedom George Michael

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If You Want to Sing Out, Sing ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom

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Learning to Fly Pink Floyd

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Stone Free is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
Stone Free Jimi Hendrix

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Born Free is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
Born Free Matt Munro

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Running Free Iron Maiden

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I'm Free The Who

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People Get Ready is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
People Get Ready The Chambers Brothers

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We Shall Overcome Pete Seeger

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I Feel Free Cream

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Chimes of Freedom Bob Dylan

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Goodbye Stranger Supertramp

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Freewill Rush

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Girl The Beatles

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I Shall Be Free Bob Dylan

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Set You Free is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
Set You Free The Black Keys

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Freedom is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
Freedom Wham!

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Born to Run Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

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Only the Young Journey

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Free Ride Edgar Winter Group

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Call Me the Breeze Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Escape is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
Escape Alice Cooper

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Get Free The Vines

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I'm Like a Bird Nelly Furtado

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White Bird It's a Beautiful Day

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Freedom Pharrell Williams

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Freedom The Isley Brothers

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Privilege (Set Me Free) Patti Smith Group

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The Clansman Iron Maiden

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Broken Wings Mr. Mister

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Remedy The Black Crowes

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Born Free M.I.A.

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She Wolf Shakira