Songs The Best Songs About Water  

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List Rules Songs with "water," "river," or "sea" in the title are fair game, but this list focuses mainly on songs about water and bodies of water as a subject.

Whether it's rivers, waterfalls or anything else, it's not hard to find music that involves some form of water in the title. Our bodies are mostly made up of water, so why not write beautiful music about it? This is a ranked list of the best songs about water, as voted on by music fans like you. Some of the songs included below may have the words "water" or "river" in the lyrics or title, while others are only about water as a subject or theme. In these songs people play in the water, get wet, swim and much more. Songs like Justin Timberlakes "Cry Me a River" are obvious choices for water music, but what about Jack Johnson's "Drink the Water" where he tells the tale of how he almost drowned? 

Music isn't typically categorized by the meaning of the words, so this music list is a great way to find some solid tracks that are thematically similar. Vote for the bodies of water songs that you enjoy the most, and downvote ones if you think they're not worthy of being high on the list. If one of your top songs is missing, add it to the list so others can vote for it too. Many genres of music are featured below, including rock, pop, folk, metal, and more.
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edward1111100 added Deep Purple, Flashback!, Joe Satriani

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221 105
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135 50
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Tom Islava added Paul Simon

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381 229
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r-gold added Jackie Evancho

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112 58
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Creedence Clearwater Revival

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80 22
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Tom Islava added Prince

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138 88
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The Beatles

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112 70
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Bruce Springsteen

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118 66
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76 33
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The Doobie Brothers

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108 65
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The Beatles

12
112 69
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Bobby Darin

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11 0
Rock Me on the Water is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Songs About Water
MusicOfTheForest added Jackson Browne

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60 24
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Esavi added Johnny Cash

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70 36
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RobLein added B.J. Thomas

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10 0
Water is Blood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Songs About Water
MusicOfTheForest added Catman Cohen

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126 78
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Howard Ashman, Alan Menken - Little Mermaid

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81 41
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RobLein added Gene Kelly

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74 48
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The Beatles

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78 53
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Linda Ronstadt

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74 54
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Frank Sinatra

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38 9
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OddBean14 added Creedence Clearwater Revival

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122 104
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Justin Timberlake

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53 34
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Neil Young & Crazy Horse

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67 40
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Bobby Darin

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41 26
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edward1111100 added Elton John

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64 42
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Led Zeppelin

28
55 35
Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Songs About Water

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28 8
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OddBean14 added Billy Joel

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46 31
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Led Zeppelin

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34 29
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Lilytabby added Celtic Woman -

Enya

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27 21
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Leah A. Graves added Van Morrison

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23 12
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Andy Williams

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29 26
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21 17
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Count Basie

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28 27
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RobLein added Gerry and the Pacemakers

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46 51
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Sheryl Morris added DNCE

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30 24
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45 42
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27 21
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The Rolling Stones

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38 35
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Jimmy Cliff

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24 25
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Harry Belafonte

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32 28
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The Standells

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38 36
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Pearl Jam

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43 44
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Black Sabbath

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25 23
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The Beach Boys

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26 32
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AmaryllisG added

Major Lazer (feat. Justin Bieber & MØ)

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30 31
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Blue October

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13 18
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RobLein added William Warfield

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14 17
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RobLein added Enya