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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Tom Islava added Paul Simon

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211 115
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edward1111100 added Deep Purple, Flashback!, Joe Satriani

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115 26
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Tom Islava added Prince

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225 111
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130 72
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Bobby Darin

6
114 73
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Bruce Springsteen

7
117 59
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Creedence Clearwater Revival

8
85 35
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The Doobie Brothers

9
92 35
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Neil Young & Crazy Horse

10
80 27
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edward1111100 added Elton John

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109 50
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The Beatles

12
393 261
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r-gold added Jackie Evancho

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159 110
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Justin Timberlake

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90 43
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RobLein added Gene Kelly

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78 38
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RobLein added B.J. Thomas

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142 120
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The Beatles

17
83 55
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Frank Sinatra

18
119 80
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40 6
Water is Blood is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Songs About Water
MusicOfTheForest added Catman Cohen

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60 37
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Esavi added Johnny Cash

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110 90
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The Beatles

22
34 5
Rock Me on the Water is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Songs About Water
MusicOfTheForest added Jackson Browne

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80 54
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Linda Ronstadt

24
41 10
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OddBean14 added Creedence Clearwater Revival

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69 49
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Led Zeppelin

26
130 98
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Howard Ashman, Alan Menken - Little Mermaid

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68 41
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Bobby Darin

28
56 36
Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Songs About Water

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46 36
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Led Zeppelin

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28 10
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OddBean14 added Billy Joel

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29 20
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Count Basie

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36 30
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Lilytabby added Celtic Woman -

Enya

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29 23
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Leah A. Graves added Van Morrison

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33 29
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The Standells

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32 28
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25 13
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Andy Williams

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39 39
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Pearl Jam

38
30 29
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RobLein added Gerry and the Pacemakers

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30 25
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46 55
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Sheryl Morris added DNCE

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27 22
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The Rolling Stones

42
14 18
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RobLein added Enya

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24 27
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Harry Belafonte

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46 46
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14 19
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RobLein added William Warfield

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38 38
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Jimmy Cliff

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27 33
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AmaryllisG added

Major Lazer (feat. Justin Bieber & MØ)

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43 46
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Black Sabbath

49
25 24
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The Beach Boys

50
16 13
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egghead added Styx