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List Rules Songs with "gun" in the title are fair game, but this list focuses mainly on songs about guns as a subject.

Lock and load, because you've stumbled onto a list of gun songs. This is a ranked list of all songs about guns, as voted on by music fans like you. A bunch of these tracks are pro-gun songs, while others were written in opposition of gun violence. Some of the songs included below may have the words "guns" or "weapon" in the lyrics or title, while others are only about guns as a subject. Various firearms are sung about on these songs, including pistols, shotguns, rifles, machine guns, and more.

Music isn't typically categorized by the meaning of the words, so this music list is a great way to find some solid tracks that are thematically similar. Vote for the weapons songs 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 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. This list features items like “Ten Cent Pistol”, “Bullet the Blue Sky”, and many more.

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Tom Islava added Bohemian Rhapsody Queen

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clash1977 added Don't Take Your Guns to Town Johnny Cash

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Janie's Got a Gun Aerosmith

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clash1977 added I Shot the Sheriff Eric Clapton, Flashback!

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Saturday Night Special Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Hey Joe The Jimi Hendrix Experience

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Tom Islava added I Shot the Sheriff Bob Marley & The Wailers

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Gimme Back My Bullets Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Big Iron Marty Robbins

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paulyb added Come as You Are Nirvana

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Fire Your Guns - Ac/dc is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Songs About Guns
urmetaldj666 added Fire Your Guns - Ac/dc

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Shotgun Willie Willie Nelson

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go_sullivan added Zombie The Cranberries

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21 Guns Green Day

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Love Gun Kiss

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Bullet in the Head Rage Against the Machine

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Bullets in the Gun Toby Keith

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kingbee63 added Devil's Right Hand Steve Earl

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Pumped Up Kicks Foster the People

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God & Guns Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Guns on the Roof The Clash

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roger-chaplin added Delia's Gone Johnny Cash

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clash1977 added 16 Shells From a Thirty-Ought Six Tom Waits

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Time to Get a Gun Miranda Lambert

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Tom Islava added Copacabana Barry Manilow

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Don`t Need a Gun - Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Songs About Guns
urmetaldj666 added Don`t Need a Gun - Billy Idol

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Sweating Bullets Megadeth

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Gunsmoke The Outlaws

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JerryWitt added I Don't Like Mondays G4

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John the Gun - Sandy Denny is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Songs About Guns
John Dimitrovich White added John the Gun - Sandy Denny

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NorsemenBolts added Me and My Girlfriend Tupac Shakur

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thirty two/twenty blues -ch... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Songs About Guns

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thirty two/twenty blues -ch... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Songs About Guns

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Machine Gun Commodores

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clash1977 added Tommy Gun

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Stagger Lee Lloyd Price is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Songs About Guns
Bill Smallwood added Stagger Lee Lloyd Price

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DavidSluyter added Smackwater Jack Carole King

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Frankie and Johnny Elvis Presl... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Songs About Guns
Bill Smallwood added Frankie and Johnny Elvis Presley

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Sound of a Gun Audioslave

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Cupid's Got a Shotgun Carrie Underwood

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Get Your Gunn Marilyn Manson

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Shotgun Junior Walker and the ... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Songs About Guns

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Ten Cent Pistol The Black Keys