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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173 52
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Tom Islava added Paul Simon

2
211 114
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edward1111100 added Deep Purple, Flashback!, Joe Satriani

3
115 25
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Tom Islava added Prince

4
224 111
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130 71
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Bobby Darin

6
114 72
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Bruce Springsteen

7
85 34
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The Doobie Brothers

8
116 59
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Creedence Clearwater Revival

9
90 35
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Neil Young & Crazy Horse

10
78 27
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edward1111100 added Elton John

11
392 259
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r-gold added Jackie Evancho

12
108 50
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The Beatles

13
158 109
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Justin Timberlake

14
89 43
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RobLein added Gene Kelly

15
78 37
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RobLein added B.J. Thomas

16
39 5
Water is Blood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Songs About Water
MusicOfTheForest added Catman Cohen

17
34 4
Rock Me on the Water is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Songs About Water
MusicOfTheForest added Jackson Browne

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141 120
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The Beatles

19
119 79
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20
82 55
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Frank Sinatra

21
60 36
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Esavi added Johnny Cash

22
109 90
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The Beatles

23
79 54
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Linda Ronstadt

24
40 10
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OddBean14 added Creedence Clearwater Revival

25
69 48
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Led Zeppelin

26
68 40
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Bobby Darin

27
130 97
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Howard Ashman, Alan Menken - Little Mermaid

28
56 35
Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Songs About Water

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46 35
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Led Zeppelin

30
28 9
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OddBean14 added Billy Joel

31
29 19
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Count Basie

32
29 22
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Leah A. Graves added Van Morrison

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33 28
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The Standells

34
35 30
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Lilytabby added Celtic Woman -

Enya

35
25 12
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Andy Williams

36
31 28
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39 38
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Pearl Jam

38
30 28
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RobLein added Gerry and the Pacemakers

39
30 24
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14 17
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RobLein added Enya

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27 21
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The Rolling Stones

42
46 54
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Sheryl Morris added DNCE

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24 26
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Harry Belafonte

44
46 45
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14 18
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RobLein added William Warfield

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38 37
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Jimmy Cliff

47
43 45
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Black Sabbath

48
27 33
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AmaryllisG added

Major Lazer (feat. Justin Bieber & MØ)

49
25 24
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The Beach Boys

50
8 10
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fridalution added