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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211 116
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edward1111100 added Deep Purple, Flashback!, Joe Satriani

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118 26
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Tom Islava added Prince

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226 111
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130 72
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Bobby Darin

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96 35
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Neil Young & Crazy Horse

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118 59
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Creedence Clearwater Revival

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114 73
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Bruce Springsteen

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86 35
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The Doobie Brothers

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84 28
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edward1111100 added Elton John

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163 110
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Justin Timberlake

12
110 50
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The Beatles

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396 264
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r-gold added Jackie Evancho

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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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43 6
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MusicOfTheForest added Catman Cohen

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143 122
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The Beatles

18
83 55
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Frank Sinatra

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119 81
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36 5
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MusicOfTheForest added Jackson Browne

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60 38
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Esavi added Johnny Cash

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111 90
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The Beatles

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81 54
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Linda Ronstadt

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42 10
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OddBean14 added Creedence Clearwater Revival

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69 49
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Led Zeppelin

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130 98
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Howard Ashman, Alan Menken - Little Mermaid

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68 41
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Bobby Darin

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47 36
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Led Zeppelin

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56 36
Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Songs About Water

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30 20
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Count Basie

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28 10
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OddBean14 added Billy Joel

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35 29
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The Standells

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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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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

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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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14 18
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RobLein added Enya

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27 22
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The Rolling Stones

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46 46
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14 19
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RobLein added William Warfield

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24 28
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Harry Belafonte

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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

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25 24
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The Beach Boys

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16 13
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egghead added Styx