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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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Amy Boal added Free Bird Lynyrd Skynyrd, Flashback!

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Blackbird is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
Fbc Gulf Shores added Blackbird The Beatles

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

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Born to Be Wild is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
Mark Lanzarotta added Born to Be Wild Steppenwolf

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Free Fallin' Tom Petty

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Free As a Bird is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
Mark Lanzarotta added Free As a Bird The Beatles

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

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Freedom is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
Mark Lanzarotta added Freedom Jimi Hendrix

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I Got a Name Jim Croce

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Freedom George Michael

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JustinBartolomeo added A Horse With No Name America

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Learning to Fly Pink Floyd

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Goodbye Stranger Supertramp

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I'm Free The Who

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Tom Islava added Freedom (motherless Child) Richie Havens

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Tom Islava added Girl The Beatles

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I Feel Free Cream

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If You Want to Sing Out, Sing ... is listed (or ranked) 20 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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We Shall Overcome Pete Seeger

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People Get Ready is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
Mark Lanzarotta added People Get Ready The Chambers Brothers

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Born Free is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
Mark Lanzarotta added Born Free Matt Munro

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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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punksnotdead added Running Free Iron Maiden

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Only the Young Journey

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Chimes of Freedom Bob Dylan

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

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edward1111100 added Philadelphia Freedom Elton John

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Freewill Rush

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Call Me the Breeze Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Free Ride Edgar Winter Group

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I Shall Be Free Bob Dylan

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Freedom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
Mark Lanzarotta added Freedom Wham!

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Set You Free is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
Mark Lanzarotta added Set You Free The Black Keys

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Freedom Pharrell Williams

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Escape is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
Mark Lanzarotta added 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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The Clansman Iron Maiden

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Thunder Road Bruce Springsteen

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Remedy The Black Crowes

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Broken Wings Mr. Mister

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Freedom The Isley Brothers

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punksnotdead added Privilege (Set Me Free) Patti Smith Group

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Free Zac Brown Band

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What the Hell Avril Lavigne