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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Tom Petty

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138 68
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162 86
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Fbc Gulf Shores added The Beatles

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105 52
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Tom Islava added Bob Marley & The Wailers, Bob Marley

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Amy Boal added Lynyrd Skynyrd, Flashback!

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JustinBartolomeo added America

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55 31
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Pink Floyd

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43 21
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Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

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48 26
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The Who

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69 46
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George Michael

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65 44
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Jim Croce

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43 28
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punksnotdead added Janis Joplin, Full Tilt Boogie Band

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36 24
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Journey

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43 33
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Cream

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32 21
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edward1111100 added Elton John

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44 39
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Lynyrd Skynyrd

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36 31
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Supertramp

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27 22
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Bruce Springsteen

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32 28
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Rush

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25 21
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Edgar Winter Group

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Bob Dylan

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punksnotdead added Iron Maiden

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Avril Lavigne

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mojopin added Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

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Darian G. Burns added U2

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Mr. Mister

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Jonathan Lichter added Bruce Springsteen

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Nelly Furtado

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The Black Crowes

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Pete Seeger

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18 24
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Bob Dylan

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25 34
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Pharrell Williams

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go_sullivan added Dixie Chicks

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mojopin added Sam Cooke

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mojopin added The Pogues

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I Shall Be Released is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
mojopin added Bob Dylan

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From Little Things Big Things ... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
mojopin added Paul Kelly

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Rise is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
mojopin added Eddie Vedder

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1 1
This Land Is Your Land is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
mojopin added Woody Guthrie

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1 1
Freedom Deep is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
mojopin added INXS

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1 1
Simple Song of Freedom is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
mojopin added Bobby Darin

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Les Miserables - Do you hear t... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom

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Kid Rock

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oldschoolrockisthebest added

Alice Cooper

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Freedom is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
mojopin added

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Tom Islava added Richie Havens

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The Vines

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Jean-Philippe Bouchard added Tim Hardin