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The Best Songs About Silence

Updated 21 Sep 2019 744 votes 296 voters 18.7k views64 items

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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