Songs 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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The Beatles

2
10 3
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Regina Spektor

3
7 4
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Björk

4
7 7
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Q-Tip, The RH Factor

5
2 5
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Ryan Adams

6
2 5
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The Hold Steady

7
3 7
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Dolly Parton

8
2 6
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Okkervil River

9
1 5
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10
1 5
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Ra Ra Riot

11
1 5
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Queen Latifah

12
1 6
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Ben Lee

13
1 6
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1 7
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John Mayer, Kanye West

15
0 5
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Necro, Ill Bill

16
0 6
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Danity Kane