outdoors The Best Songs About Nature  

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

The environment has always been one of the greatest inspirations for any musician or songwriter. Artists like Dave Matthews and Sting know that music about the outdoors and enjoying mother nature can really make you feel like you're one with the earth, especially when you listen to it outside. This is a ranked list of all songs about nature, as voted on by music fans like you. Some of the songs included below may have the words "nature"  in the lyrics or title, while others are only about nature as a subject or theme. These songs are about mountains, trees, rivers and the various other beautiful parts of the planet.

Music isn't typically categorized by the meaning of the words, so this music list is a great way to find some solid wilderness songs that are thematically similar. Vote for the nature 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. Items featured on this poll include everything from “Kern River” to “One Sweet World.”
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Folk Melody added In the Green Dave Giummo

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Rocky Mountain High John Denver

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Green River Creedence Clearwater Revival

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Solsbury Hill Peter Gabriel

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Mother Nature's Son The Beatles

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Mr. Blue Sky Electric Light Orchestra Part II

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This Land Is Your Land Woody Guthrie

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Earth Song Michael Jackson

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(Nothing but) Flowers Talking Heads

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BrandonCruise added Seminole Wind John Anderson

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In a Big Country Big Country

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1516033620224 added In Bloom Nirvana

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kent787 added Wild Mountain Thyme Long John Baldry

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kent787 added Sugar Magnolia Grateful Dead

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kent787 added May This Be Love The Jimi Hendrix Experience

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kent787 added Wasn't Born to Follow The Byrds

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Paradise City Guns N' Roses

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Hole in the Sky Black Sabbath

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Big Yellow Taxi Counting Crows, Vanessa Carlton

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BrandonCruise added Bonny Portmore Kate Crossan

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Windsong John Denver

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The Trees Rush

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Far From Any Road The Handsome Family

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Big Country Béla Fleck and the Flecktones

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Golden Boy added Ape Man The Kinks - The Kinks  

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Rocky Mountain Way Joe Walsh

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Aspenglow John Denver

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Grazing in the Grass Hugh Masekela

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Hungry Planet The Byrds

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One Sweet World Dave Matthews Band

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Mountain Sounds Of Monsters and Men

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Starwood in Aspen John Denver

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Blue Ridge Mountains Fleet Foxes

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Kern River Emmylou Harris

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White Bird KT Tunstall

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Ocean of Noise Arcade Fire

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Holocene Bon Iver

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Automatic Flowers Our Lady Peace