Music 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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220 131
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edward1111100 added Deep Purple, Flashback!, Joe Satriani

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145 30
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Tom Islava added Prince

4
159 37
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Neil Young & Crazy Horse

5
240 116
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147 34
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edward1111100 added Elton John

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226 117
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Justin Timberlake

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143 73
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Bobby Darin

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15 0
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mojopin added Creedence Clearwater Revival

10
117 76
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Bruce Springsteen

11
59 6
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MusicOfTheForest added Jackson Browne

12
120 60
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Creedence Clearwater Revival

13
87 38
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The Doobie Brothers

14
118 52
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The Beatles

15
101 43
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RobLein added Gene Kelly

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94 58
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Frank Sinatra

17
58 9
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MusicOfTheForest added Catman Cohen

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148 127
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The Beatles

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83 39
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RobLein added B.J. Thomas

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419 313
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r-gold added Jackie Evancho

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115 92
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The Beatles

22
61 39
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Esavi added Johnny Cash

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122 86
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83 55
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Linda Ronstadt

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48 23
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Count Basie