Songs The Best Songs About Speed  

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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 speed. Do you have a favorite speed 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 moving fast. You can even add additional tracks to the poll if any good speed 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 speed songs playlist.

Some of the songs below include Speed of Sound by Coldplay, Speed King by Deep Purple, and Speed of Life by David Bowie. A song can qualify to be on this in two ways. First, the song has speed in the title or lyrics, or some close variation of that word. Second, the song is conceptually about going fast, even if it doesn't specifically mention that word.
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Speed is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Songs About Speed
The Smashing Pumpkins

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17 7
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Deep Purple

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26 16
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Ryan Mateus added Queen

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9 3
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12 6
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Sonic Adventure

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13 7
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Tracy Chapman

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9 4
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The Smashing Pumpkins

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6 1
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Earth, Wind & Fire

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10 5
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Steely Dan

10
6 1
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8 4
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Twista

12
6 2
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Little Brother

13
4 0
Kickstart My Heart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Songs About Speed
Sloan Christopher added Mötley Crüe

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4 0
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Sloan Christopher added Sammy Hagar

15
5 2
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Owl City

16
3 0
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3 0
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The Cult

18
3 0
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19 17
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Coldplay

20
8 6
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Megadeth

21
6 4
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David Bowie

22
5 3
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Mos Def

23
4 2
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2 0
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Ian Gillan

25
2 0
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Hawkwind

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2 0
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2 0
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Queensrÿche

28
2 0
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7 6
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Flogging Molly

30
7 6
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Marilyn Manson

31
5 4
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Kiss

32
4 3
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Motörhead

33
3 2
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3 2
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35
2 1
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Liz Phair

36
2 1
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Simple Minds

37
2 1
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2 1
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2 1
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Everclear

40
2 1
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Brian Wilson

41
1 0
Speed of Life is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Songs About Speed
Dirty South

42
1 0
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Chris Rea

43
5 5
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Dr. Dre, Hittman

44
5 5
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45
3 3
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46
3 3
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Warren G

47
2 2
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Mitchel Musso

48
2 2
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Elliott Smith

49
1 1
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Vengaboys

50
1 1
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Buzzcocks