Songs The Best Songs About The Future  

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Since we're always wondering what will become of us in our later years, for this list we're ranking the best songs about the future. Do you have a favorite future 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 the future. You can even add additional tracks to the poll if any good the future 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 the future songs playlist.

Some of the songs below include Future Games by Fleetwood Mac, Future Lovers by Madonna, and Ain't No Future in Yo Frontin by DFC. A song can qualify to be on this in two ways. First, the song has the future in the title or lyrics, or some close variation of that word. Second, the song is conceptually about the future, even if it doesn't specifically mention that word.
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Jamless added Buggles

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Boney M.

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15 14
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12 11
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Bruce Springsteen

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7 6
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20 20
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12 12
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11 11
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Ronnie Wood

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10 10
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Fleetwood Mac

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5 5
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Jamless added Jamiroquai

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4 4
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Randy Travis

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11 12
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The Human League

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I.G.Y. Donald Fagen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Songs About The Future
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The Fixx - Built for the Futur... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Songs About The Future

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7 8
Where Is the Future Rexix (By ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Songs About The Future

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5 6
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Massive Attack

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5 6
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Jamless added Mendetz

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4 5
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Willie Nelson

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4 5
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Hillsong United

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3 4
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10 12
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16 19
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David Bowie

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8 10
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Ziggy Marley, Laurie Berkner

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8 10
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8 10
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Hank Williams, Jr.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Songs About The Future

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7 9
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De La Soul

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6 8
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6 8
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5 7
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David Bowie

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4 6
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Steve Miller Band

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4 6
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4 6
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Golden Earring

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4 6
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4 6
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Thompson Twins

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3 5
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3 5
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Judas Priest

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3 5
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Jamless added The Faint

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2 4
To Modern Science is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Songs About The Future
Jamless added The Black and White Years

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2 4
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2 4
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2 4
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Gogol Bordello

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2 4
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Jamless added They Might Be Giants

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2040 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Songs About The Future
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Madonna