music The Best Songs About Poetry  

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The great part about music is that you can write a song about anything, but for this list we're ranking the best songs about poems. All of these songs are odes to written verses and the people that write them. Do you have a favorite poetry song? Whether it's rock, rap, country, or anything in between, we want you to vote up your favorites on this list of songs about poets and poems. You can even add additional tracks to the poll if any good poetry songs are missing, so feel free to contribute to the list. We've included YouTube videos to accompany the songs when available, so think of this page as a playlist of songs inspired by poetry.

Some of the songs below include "Bittersweet Poetry" by Kanye West, "Life's Like Poetry" by Dolly Parton, and "Sylvia Plath" by Ryan Adams. A song can qualify to be on this in two ways. First, the song has poetry or poem in the title or lyrics, or some close variation of that word. Second, the song is conceptually about famous poets or poems. 

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Golden Slumbers The Beatles

The Best Sung Poetry singers The All-Time Best Rock Bassists

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Après moi Regina Spektor

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Pagan Poetry Björk

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Poetry Q-Tip, The RH Factor

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Life's Like Poetry Dolly Parton

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Sylvia Plath Ryan Adams

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Stuck Between Stations The Hold Steady

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John Allyn Smith Sails Okkervil River

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Poetry Man Queen Latifah

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Dying Is Fine Ra Ra Riot

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Bad Poetry Ben Lee

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Bittersweet Poetry John Mayer, Kanye West

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Poetry in the Streets Necro, Ill Bill

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Poetry Danity Kane