Bodies Of Water 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.

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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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132 29
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Tom Islava added Prince

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215 126
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edward1111100 added Deep Purple, Flashback!, Joe Satriani

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135 35
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Neil Young & Crazy Horse

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120 28
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edward1111100 added Elton John

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229 115
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195 112
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Justin Timberlake

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131 72
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Bobby Darin

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50 5
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MusicOfTheForest added Jackson Browne

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118 59
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Creedence Clearwater Revival

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114 74
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Bruce Springsteen

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86 36
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The Doobie Brothers

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112 51
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The Beatles

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93 43
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RobLein added Gene Kelly

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404 297
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r-gold added Jackie Evancho

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48 7
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MusicOfTheForest added Catman Cohen

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87 55
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Frank Sinatra

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78 39
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RobLein added B.J. Thomas

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143 125
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The Beatles

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120 84
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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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43 10
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OddBean14 added Creedence Clearwater Revival

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71 49
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Led Zeppelin