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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217 102
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125 47
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Tom Islava added Paul Simon

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367 226
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r-gold added Jackie Evancho

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110 57
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Creedence Clearwater Revival

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133 82
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The Beatles

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107 58
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The Beatles

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117 62
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110 69
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Bruce Springsteen

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70 22
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Tom Islava added Prince

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74 33
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The Doobie Brothers

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109 69
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Bobby Darin

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57 23
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Esavi added Johnny Cash

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127 71
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Howard Ashman, Alan Menken - Little Mermaid

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68 36
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RobLein added B.J. Thomas

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80 40
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RobLein added Gene Kelly

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77 52
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Linda Ronstadt

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73 53
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Frank Sinatra

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36 8
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OddBean14 added Creedence Clearwater Revival

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66 36
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Bobby Darin

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65 47
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The Beatles

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113 102
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Justin Timberlake

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63 38
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Led Zeppelin

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27 6
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OddBean14 added Billy Joel

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48 34
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Neil Young & Crazy Horse

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46 27
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Led Zeppelin

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54 35
Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Songs About Water

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edward1111100 added Elton John

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30 20
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33 28
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Lilytabby added Celtic Woman -

Enya

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46 44
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Sheryl Morris added DNCE

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26 21
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Leah A. Graves added Van Morrison

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39 31
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Pearl Jam

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19 15
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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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27 19
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The Rolling Stones

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28 27
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RobLein added Gerry and the Pacemakers

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30 23
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45 41
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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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38 35
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Jimmy Cliff

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26 29
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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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32 31
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Alice in Chains

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15 10
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egghead added Styx

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RobLein added Enya

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RobLein added Sons of the Pioneers