Bodies Of Water 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.

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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

2
133 29
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Tom Islava added Prince

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138 35
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Neil Young & Crazy Horse

4
216 127
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edward1111100 added Deep Purple, Flashback!, Joe Satriani

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125 29
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edward1111100 added Elton John

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230 115
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200 113
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Justin Timberlake

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132 72
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Bobby Darin

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51 5
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MusicOfTheForest added Jackson Browne

10
118 59
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Creedence Clearwater Revival

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114 74
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Bruce Springsteen

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86 36
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The Doobie Brothers

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114 51
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The Beatles

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94 43
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RobLein added Gene Kelly

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51 7
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MusicOfTheForest added Catman Cohen

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406 301
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r-gold added Jackie Evancho

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88 55
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Frank Sinatra

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79 39
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RobLein added B.J. Thomas

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144 125
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The Beatles

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120 85
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60 38
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Esavi added Johnny Cash

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112 90
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The Beatles

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81 54
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Linda Ronstadt

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43 10
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OddBean14 added Creedence Clearwater Revival

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71 49
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Led Zeppelin