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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edward1111100 added Deep Purple, Flashback!, Joe Satriani

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Tom Islava added Paul Simon

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r-gold added Jackie Evancho

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109 57
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Creedence Clearwater Revival

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116 61
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105 58
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The Beatles

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128 82
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The Beatles

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110 68
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Bruce Springsteen

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73 33
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The Doobie Brothers

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106 68
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Bobby Darin

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57 23
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Esavi added Johnny Cash

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123 69
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Howard Ashman, Alan Menken - Little Mermaid

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63 22
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Tom Islava added Prince

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RobLein added B.J. Thomas

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RobLein added Gene Kelly

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Linda Ronstadt

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36 8
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OddBean14 added Creedence Clearwater Revival

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71 53
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Frank Sinatra

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65 36
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Bobby Darin

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65 47
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The Beatles

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112 101
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Justin Timberlake

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63 38
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Led Zeppelin

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48 34
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Neil Young & Crazy Horse

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OddBean14 added Billy Joel

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53 35
Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Songs About Water

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Led Zeppelin

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edward1111100 added Elton John

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33 27
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Lilytabby added Celtic Woman - Enya

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Sheryl Morris added DNCE

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25 21
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Leah A. Graves added Van Morrison

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Count Basie

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31 23
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The Standells

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20 11
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Andy Williams

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28 27
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RobLein added Gerry and the Pacemakers

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37 31
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Pearl Jam

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30 23
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24 23
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Harry Belafonte

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42 38
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Black Sabbath

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44 41
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25 19
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The Rolling Stones

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38 35
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Jimmy Cliff

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26 27
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AmaryllisG added Major Lazer (feat. Justin Bieber & MØ)

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30 28
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Blue October

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25 22
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The Beach Boys

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egghead added Styx

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Alice in Chains

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RobLein added Enya

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RobLein added William Warfield