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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224 132
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edward1111100 added Deep Purple, Flashback!, Joe Satriani

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170 38
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Neil Young & Crazy Horse

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158 34
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edward1111100 added Elton John

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147 31
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Tom Islava added Prince

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246 116
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239 118
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Justin Timberlake

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152 74
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Bobby Darin

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118 76
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Bruce Springsteen

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63 6
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MusicOfTheForest added Jackson Browne

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26 1
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mojopin added Creedence Clearwater Revival

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120 60
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Creedence Clearwater Revival

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89 39
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The Doobie Brothers

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120 52
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The Beatles

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103 43
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RobLein added Gene Kelly

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60 9
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MusicOfTheForest added Catman Cohen

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94 58
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Frank Sinatra

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428 318
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r-gold added Jackie Evancho

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149 128
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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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116 92
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The Beatles

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61 39
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Esavi added Johnny Cash

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122 86
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50 23
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Count Basie

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84 55
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Linda Ronstadt