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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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Fbc Gulf Shores added The Beatles
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Tom Petty
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Amy Boal added Lynyrd Skynyrd, Flashback!
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mojopin added Woody Guthrie
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go_sullivan added Dixie Chicks
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Tom Islava added Bob Marley & The Wailers, Bob Marley
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Michael Hargus added Neil Young
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Arne Timmer added Les Miserables
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Jonathan Lichter added Bruce Springsteen
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Darian G. Burns added U2
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mojopin added Sam Cooke
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Simple Song of Freedom ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
mojopin added Bobby Darin
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Blowin' Free is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
medievalman added Wishbone Ash
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mojopin added Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
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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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mojopin added INXS
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punksnotdead added Janis Joplin, Full Tilt Boogie Band
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JustinBartolomeo added America
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punksnotdead added Iron Maiden
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Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
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Edgar Winter Group
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Supertramp