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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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Blackbird is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
Fbc Gulf Shores added Blackbird The Beatles

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Born to Be Wild is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
Mark Lanzarotta added Born to Be Wild Steppenwolf

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Amy Boal added Free Bird Lynyrd Skynyrd, Flashback!

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Tom Islava added Redemption Song Bob Marley & The Wailers, Bob Marley

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Free Fallin' Tom Petty

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JustinBartolomeo added A Horse With No Name America

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Freedom is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
Mark Lanzarotta added Freedom Jimi Hendrix

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punksnotdead added Me & Bobby McGee Janis Joplin, Full Tilt Boogie Band

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Free As a Bird is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
Mark Lanzarotta added Free As a Bird The Beatles

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I Got a Name Jim Croce

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Only the Young Journey

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Freedom George Michael

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Goodbye Stranger Supertramp

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I'm Free The Who

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I Feel Free Cream

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People Get Ready is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
Mark Lanzarotta added People Get Ready The Chambers Brothers

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Chimes of Freedom Bob Dylan

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Learning to Fly Pink Floyd

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

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Born Free is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
Mark Lanzarotta added Born Free Matt Munro

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Tom Islava added Freedom (motherless Child) Richie Havens

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Stone Free is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
Mark Lanzarotta added Stone Free Jimi Hendrix

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edward1111100 added Philadelphia Freedom Elton John

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Freewill Rush

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punksnotdead added Running Free Iron Maiden

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We Shall Overcome Pete Seeger

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Tom Islava added Girl The Beatles

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If You Want to Sing Out, Sing ... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
Mark Lanzarotta added If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out Yusuf Islam

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Freedom is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
oldschoolrockisthebest added Freedom Alice Cooper

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*DSO* added To Be Free Emilíana Torrini

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Free Ride Edgar Winter Group

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Call Me the Breeze Lynyrd Skynyrd

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I Shall Be Free Bob Dylan

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To Be Free is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
*DSO* added To Be Free

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I'm Like a Bird Nelly Furtado

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Freedom Pharrell Williams

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Escape is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
Mark Lanzarotta added Escape Alice Cooper

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Thunder Road Bruce Springsteen

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Get Free The Vines

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Set You Free is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
Mark Lanzarotta added Set You Free The Black Keys

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Freedom is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
Mark Lanzarotta added Freedom Wham!

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Remedy The Black Crowes

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Broken Wings Mr. Mister

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Free Zac Brown Band

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What the Hell Avril Lavigne

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The Clansman Iron Maiden

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