music The Best Songs About Silence  

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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 silence. Do you have a favorite silence 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 being silent. You can even add additional tracks to the poll if any good silence 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 silence songs playlist.

Some of the songs below include Enjoy the Silence by Depeche Mode, The Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel, and Silence Kid by Pavement. A song can qualify to be on this in two ways. First, the song has silence in the title or lyrics, or some close variation of that word. Second, the song is conceptually about silence, even if it doesn't specifically mention that word.
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The Sound of Silence Simon and Garfunkel

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Enjoy the Silence Depeche Mode

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The Sound of Silence Art Garfunkel

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The Silence Remains is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Songs About Silence
The Silence Remains 3 Doors Down

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Feel the Silence Goo Goo Dolls

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Under Bridges of Silence Robert Fripp, Andy Summers

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Broken Silence Foxy Brown, Darius

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Silence PJ Harvey

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The Silence Bastille

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The Silent Man Dream Theater

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Sound of Silence Nevermore

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Silence and I The Alan Parsons Project

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The Silence That Is Me Ani DiFranco, Utah Phillips

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Silence Matisyahu

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Silent Ghostface Killah, GZA, Streetlife

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Wall of Silence is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Songs About Silence
Wall of Silence Ja Rule

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Run Silent Run Deep Iron Maiden

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Breaking the Silence Queensr├┐che

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Silence on a Crawler Lane Tangerine Dream

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Silence Krayzie Bone

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Silence Sarah McLachlan, Delerium

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Two Minutes Silence John Lennon, Yoko Ono

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Whispering Silence As I Lay Dying

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Walls of Silence Sam Phillips

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Silence in Your Heart Dash Berlin, Chris Madin

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Craving for Silence Tangerine Dream

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Silence Seal

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Easy Silence Dixie Chicks

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Hymns to the Silence Van Morrison

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Silence Laidback Luke

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Silence Tiffany

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One Minute of Silence Soundgarden

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Shocking Silence Benny Benassi, Dino Lenny

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Silence Kid Pavement

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Rising Haul in Silence Tangerine Dream

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Silence the Voices Chris Cornell