Songs The Best Songs About The News  

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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 the news. This includes songs about receiving bad news, as well as songs about the news and media in general. Do you have a favorite song about newscasters? 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 news. You can even add additional tracks to the poll if any good news 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 news songs playlist.

Some of the songs below include Second Hand News by Fleetwood Mac, Strange News From Another Star by Blur, and No News Is Good News by New Found Glory. A song can qualify to be on this in two ways. First, the song has news in the title or lyrics, or some close variation of that word. Second, the song is conceptually about the news, even if it doesn't specifically mention that word.
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Simon and Garfunkel

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9 1
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Fleetwood Mac

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8 2
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New Found Glory

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8 2
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Michael Jackson

5
7 2
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8 3
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6 2
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George Strait, Lee Ann Womack

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4 0
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Ray Charles

9
4 1
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3 0
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Robert Plant

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3 0
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Aretha Franklin

12
5 3
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Jack Johnson

13
3 1
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Chamillionaire

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2 0
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Jerry Lee Lewis

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2 0
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Barry Manilow

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2 0
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4 3
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4 3
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Bad Religion

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3 2
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3 2
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E-40, Rankin Scroo

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3 2
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Air Supply

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3 2
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3 2
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Aesop Rock

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2 1
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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

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2 1
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2 1
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Anne Murray

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2 1
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Electric Light Orchestra

28
2 1
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Redman

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1 0
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Chris Rea

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1 0
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The Supremes

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1 0
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Peter Frampton

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1 0
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Kool & the Gang

33
1 0
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Steely Dan

34
1 0
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Dire Straits

35
1 0
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Hüsker Dü

36
4 4
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Kanye West

37
2 2
ABBA's 1976 Success – News Rep... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Songs About The News

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2 2
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Kris Kristofferson

39
2 2
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Canibus

40
2 2
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Cee Lo Green, Chazzie, Sir Cognac the Conversation

41
2 2
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The Fall

42
2 2
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2 2
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Buddy Guy

44
2 2
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Insane Clown Posse

45
2 2
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Del tha Funkee Homosapien

46
2 2
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Diana Krall, Vince Benedetti & Diana Krall

47
2 2
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Johnny Cash

48
1 1
News with Mark Alford 3 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Songs About The News
Aaron Dontez Yates

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1 1
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Randy Newman

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1 1
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