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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Fbc Gulf Shores added Blackbird The Beatles

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Free Fallin' Tom Petty

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

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Amy Boal added Free Bird Lynyrd Skynyrd, Flashback!

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Freedom George Michael

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JustinBartolomeo added A Horse With No Name America

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I Got a Name Jim Croce

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

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I'm Free The Who

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edward1111100 added Philadelphia Freedom Elton John

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Learning to Fly Pink Floyd

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Only the Young Journey

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Goodbye Stranger Supertramp

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I Feel Free Cream

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

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Free Ride Edgar Winter Group

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Call Me the Breeze Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Freewill Rush

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Thunder Road Bruce Springsteen

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Chimes of Freedom Bob Dylan

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punksnotdead added Running Free Iron Maiden

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We Shall Overcome Pete Seeger

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go_sullivan added Wide Open Spaces Dixie Chicks

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Darian G. Burns added Beautiful Day U2

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I Shall Be Free Bob Dylan

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Broken Wings Mr. Mister

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Jonathan Lichter added Trapped Bruce Springsteen

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I'm Like a Bird Nelly Furtado

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Remedy The Black Crowes

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Tom Islava added Freedom (motherless Child) Richie Havens

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What the Hell Avril Lavigne

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Freedom Pharrell Williams

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Get Free The Vines

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Born Free Kid Rock

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oldschoolrockisthebest added Freedom Alice Cooper

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Freedom The Isley Brothers

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Tom Islava added Girl The Beatles

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The Clansman Iron Maiden

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Free Me Joss Stone

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She Wolf Shakira

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Free Zac Brown Band

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punksnotdead added Privilege (Set Me Free) Patti Smith Group

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Escape Thirty Seconds to Mars

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Control Janet Jackson

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Born Free M.I.A.

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White Bird It's a Beautiful Day