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
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204 140
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202 158
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Fbc Gulf Shores added The Beatles
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146 118
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Tom Petty
5
154 142
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Amy Boal added Lynyrd Skynyrd, Flashback!
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135 126
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Tom Islava added Bob Marley & The Wailers, Bob Marley
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10 4
Simple Song of Freedom is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
mojopin added Bobby Darin
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Pink Floyd
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Jonathan Lichter added Bruce Springsteen
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62 72
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Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
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106 129
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oldschoolrockisthebest added George Michael

Alice Cooper

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mojopin added Woody Guthrie
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77 93
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Jim Croce
14
67 80
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JustinBartolomeo added America
15
37 41
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Avril Lavigne
16
60 71
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punksnotdead added Janis Joplin, Full Tilt Boogie Band
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30 32
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Pete Seeger
18
10 6
I Shall Be Released is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
mojopin added Bob Dylan
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16 14
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mojopin added Sam Cooke
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47 55
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Supertramp
22
30 34
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Edgar Winter Group
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65 81
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The Who
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23 25
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mojopin added Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
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34 41
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Bruce Springsteen