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 The Beatles

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88 43
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Tom Petty

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112 63
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87 49
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Tom Islava added Bob Marley & The Wailers, Bob Marley

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109 73
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Amy Boal added Lynyrd Skynyrd, Flashback!

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38 17
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JustinBartolomeo added America

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60 39
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Jim Croce

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36 16
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Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

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58 42
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George Michael

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39 24
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The Who

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42 29
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Pink Floyd

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29 18
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edward1111100 added Elton John

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31 21
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Journey

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45 37
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35 27
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punksnotdead added Janis Joplin, Full Tilt Boogie Band

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37 30
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Cream

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34 27
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Supertramp

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24 17
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Edgar Winter Group

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39 35
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Lynyrd Skynyrd

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24 19
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Bruce Springsteen

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29 26
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Rush

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Bob Dylan

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18 19
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punksnotdead added Iron Maiden

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Mr. Mister

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16 18
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The Black Crowes

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go_sullivan added Dixie Chicks

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Bob Dylan

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Pete Seeger

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25 32
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Nelly Furtado

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18 23
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Avril Lavigne

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Jonathan Lichter added Bruce Springsteen

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Darian G. Burns added U2

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Pharrell Williams

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Tom Islava added Richie Havens

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Jean-Philippe Bouchard added Tim Hardin

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oldschoolrockisthebest added Alice Cooper

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Les Miserables - Do you hear t... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom

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Set Me Free is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
StevenWilliams added Sweet - 70s Rock

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Kid Rock

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12 21
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The Vines

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8 16
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The Isley Brothers

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Tom Islava added The Beatles

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11 22
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Iron Maiden

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9 19
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Joss Stone

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8 19
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Zac Brown Band

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9 21
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Janet Jackson

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8 21
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Thirty Seconds to Mars

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11 26
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Shakira