Music 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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220 128
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edward1111100 added Deep Purple, Flashback!, Joe Satriani

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143 30
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Tom Islava added Prince

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156 37
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Neil Young & Crazy Horse

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239 116
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142 34
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edward1111100 added Elton John

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222 117
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Justin Timberlake

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140 73
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Bobby Darin

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117 76
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Bruce Springsteen

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120 60
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Creedence Clearwater Revival

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87 38
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The Doobie Brothers

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55 6
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MusicOfTheForest added Jackson Browne

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117 52
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The Beatles

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101 43
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RobLein added Gene Kelly

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93 57
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Frank Sinatra

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58 9
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MusicOfTheForest added Catman Cohen

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r-gold added Jackie Evancho

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83 39
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RobLein added B.J. Thomas

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mojopin added Creedence Clearwater Revival

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147 127
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The Beatles

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61 39
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Esavi added Johnny Cash

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114 92
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The Beatles

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122 86
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83 55
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Linda Ronstadt

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46 11
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OddBean14 added Creedence Clearwater Revival