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.

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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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Tom Petty

2
169 87
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Fbc Gulf Shores added The Beatles

3
144 70
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111 55
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Tom Islava added Bob Marley & The Wailers, Bob Marley

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132 75
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Amy Boal added Lynyrd Skynyrd, Flashback!

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52 20
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JustinBartolomeo added America

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92 61
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oldschoolrockisthebest added George Michael -

Alice Cooper

8
46 21
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Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

9
52 27
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The Who

10
57 33
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Pink Floyd

11
67 44
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Jim Croce

12
48 28
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punksnotdead added Janis Joplin, Full Tilt Boogie Band

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39 25
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Journey

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45 34
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Cream

15
35 24
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edward1111100 added Elton John

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51 43
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46 40
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Lynyrd Skynyrd

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38 32
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Supertramp

19
28 23
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Bruce Springsteen

20
33 29
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Rush

21
26 21
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Edgar Winter Group

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24 21
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punksnotdead added Iron Maiden

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27 25
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Bob Dylan

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23 21
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7 2
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mojopin added Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band