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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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The Beatles
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Tom Petty
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Neil Young
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Amy Boal added
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Flashback!
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Bob Marley & The Wailers, Bob Marley
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Woody Guthrie
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Les Miserables
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Dixie Chicks
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Bruce Springsteen
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U2
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Sam Cooke
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Simple Song of Freedom ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
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Bobby Darin
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Blowin' Free is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Songs About Freedom
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Wishbone Ash
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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
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Bob Dylan
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INXS
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Iron Maiden
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Janis Joplin, Full Tilt Boogie Band
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America
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Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
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Pete Seeger
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Edgar Winter Group