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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143 50
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Tom Islava added Paul Simon

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222 108
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386 231
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r-gold added Jackie Evancho

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88 22
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Tom Islava added Prince

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114 58
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Creedence Clearwater Revival

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78 33
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The Doobie Brothers

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113 70
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Bruce Springsteen

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117 69
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Bobby Darin

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139 94
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The Beatles

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118 67
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60 24
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Esavi added Johnny Cash

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108 71
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The Beatles

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72 36
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RobLein added B.J. Thomas

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80 48
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The Beatles

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81 41
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RobLein added Gene Kelly

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126 82
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Howard Ashman, Alan Menken - Little Mermaid

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128 104
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Justin Timberlake

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75 54
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Frank Sinatra

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58 34
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Neil Young & Crazy Horse

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78 53
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Linda Ronstadt

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16 1
Rock Me on the Water is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Songs About Water
MusicOfTheForest added Jackson Browne

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38 9
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OddBean14 added Creedence Clearwater Revival

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47 26
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edward1111100 added Elton John

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15 1
Water is Blood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Songs About Water
MusicOfTheForest added Catman Cohen

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67 40
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Bobby Darin

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55 35
Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Songs About Water

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28 8
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OddBean14 added Billy Joel

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64 45
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Led Zeppelin

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46 33
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Led Zeppelin

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34 29
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Lilytabby added Celtic Woman -

Enya

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27 21
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Leah A. Graves added Van Morrison

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23 17
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Count Basie

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23 12
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Andy Williams

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29 27
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29 27
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RobLein added Gerry and the Pacemakers

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46 51
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Sheryl Morris added DNCE

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30 24
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45 42
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27 21
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The Rolling Stones

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38 35
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Jimmy Cliff

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24 25
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Harry Belafonte

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32 28
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The Standells

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38 36
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Pearl Jam

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43 44
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Black Sabbath

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25 23
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The Beach Boys

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26 32
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AmaryllisG added

Major Lazer (feat. Justin Bieber & MØ)

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30 31
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Blue October

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13 18
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RobLein added William Warfield

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15 12
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egghead added Styx