songs The Best Songs About Religion  

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List Rules Songs focused on religion, not necessarily religious songs.

Between all the sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll, sometimes musicians need a breather to contemplate deeper issues. Artists explore their faith, or lack thereof, in these songs about religion. Whether they’re embracing religion as their salvation or raging against what they see as a lack of divine intervention in the universe, it seems like every musician and band wants to contribute their two cents regarding divinity. Wherever you fall on the religious spectrum, you’re sure to find some songs on this list that you’ll think are divine.

One of Kanye West’s breakthrough singles, "Jesus Walks" is a testament to his faith, which he says got him through a personal trial after a car accident. Long before that, Dolly Parton covered “Old Time Religion,” a gospel song that dates back to the 1800s. 

Lots of musicians seem to have negative feelings about religion, as artists including Frank Ocean, Accept, Godsmack, and Motorhead have all written songs with the title “Bad Religion.”

These aren't necessarily Christian songs or songs by religious artists, but they're all about religion to one extent or another. Which tunes on this of songs about religion do you have faith in? Vote up your favorites! If any songs about religion you love aren’t on the list, go ahead and add them!

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Let It Be is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Songs About Religion
Let It Be The Beatles

The Best Songs With Religion in the Title The Best Rock Vocalists

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Sympathy for the Devil The Rolling Stones

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Turn! Turn! Turn! The Byrds

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My Sweet Lord George Harrison

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Gimme Shelter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Songs About Religion
Gimme Shelter The Rolling Stones

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All Along the Watchtower is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Songs About Religion
All Along the Watchtower The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Jimi Hendrix

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Imagine The Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon, The Flux Fiddlers

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Spirit in the Sky Norman Greenbaum

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Carry On Wayward Son is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Songs About Religion

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God The Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon

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Jesus The Velvet Underground

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Dust In The Wind is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Songs About Religion

The Best Bad Religion Songs 21 Most Annoyingly Over-Used Movie Trailer Songs

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Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin

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Like A Rolling Stone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Songs About Religion

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One of Us Joan Osborne

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Old Rugged Cross Johnny Cash, Jessi Colter

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Blasphemous Rumors Depeche Mode

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God Is Dead? is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Songs About Religion
God Is Dead? Black Sabbath

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God's Love Bad Religion

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Religion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Songs About Religion
Religion Public Image Ltd

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Jesus Walks Kanye West

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Old Time Religion Dolly Parton

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No Religion Van Morrison

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God Tori Amos

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Religious Vomit is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Songs About Religion
Religious Vomit Dead Kennedys

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Jesus Just Left Chicago is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Songs About Religion

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Gloria Patti Smith

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Jesus Is Just Alright The Doobie Brothers

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Nothing Else Matters is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Songs About Religion

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Christian Woman Type O Negative

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Bad Religion Motörhead

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With or Without You is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Songs About Religion

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In Your Eyes Peter Gabriel

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Dear God Elton John

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Leper Messiah Metallica

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Bad Religion Frank Ocean

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New Religion Duran Duran

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Saved Bob Dylan

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Bad Religion Godsmack

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God Save Us All From Religion The Charlie Daniels Band, Marty Stuart