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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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mojopin added Creedence Clearwater Revival
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edward1111100 added Elton John
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Neil Young & Crazy Horse
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Tom Islava added Prince
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mojopin added Elvis Presley
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MusicOfTheForest added Jackson Browne
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Bobby Darin
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Justin Timberlake
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edward1111100 added Deep Purple, Flashback!, Joe Satriani
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RobLein added Gene Kelly
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RobLein added B.J. Thomas
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The Doobie Brothers
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Creedence Clearwater Revival
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MusicOfTheForest added Catman Cohen
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Count Basie
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Bruce Springsteen
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OddBean14 added Creedence Clearwater Revival
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The Beatles
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Frank Sinatra
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r-gold added Jackie Evancho
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Linda Ronstadt
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mojopin added Styx
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Andy Williams