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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Folk Melody added Dave Giummo
2
197 139
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199 156
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Fbc Gulf Shores added The Beatles
4
144 117
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Tom Petty
5
152 141
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Amy Boal added Lynyrd Skynyrd, Flashback!
6
134 124
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Tom Islava added Bob Marley & The Wailers, Bob Marley
7
106 127
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oldschoolrockisthebest added George Michael

Alice Cooper

8
15 12
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mojopin added Sam Cooke
9
75 90
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Pink Floyd
10
66 79
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JustinBartolomeo added America
11
76 93
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Jim Croce
12
60 72
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Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
13
12 9
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Jonathan Lichter added Bruce Springsteen
14
8 4
Simple Song of Freedom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
mojopin added Bobby Darin
15
11 8
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mojopin added Woody Guthrie
16
67 82
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17
58 71
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punksnotdead added Janis Joplin, Full Tilt Boogie Band
18
9 6
I Shall Be Released is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
mojopin added Bob Dylan
19
28 32
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Pete Seeger
20
45 55
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Supertramp
21
29 34
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Edgar Winter Group
22
34 41
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Avril Lavigne
23
28 33
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33 40
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Bruce Springsteen
25
63 81
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The Who