music The Best Songs About Birth  

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This list of songs about birth and being born will definitely get you voting. Why? You had to have been born in order to even be reading this. We all have to enter this life, which makes the subject of birth such rich territory for musicians. Whether waxing eloquent on their place of birth, being born again spiritually, or being born for some sort of destiny, there are a lot of ways to write a song about birth, and we've listed them all here. You were born to check this list out.
  

Some of these songs about being born are literal while others are less direct. Albert King’s “Born Under a Bad Sign” was performed and remixed by Alabama 3, and the result, "Woke Up This Morning," became the theme song to The Sopranos. It also became less about the narrator's origins but still held onto the basic theme.

“Born to Die” is a very popular title for songs about birth. Artists who’ve used the title include Lana Del Rey, Donna Summer, Grand Funk Railroad, and Anti-Flag. “Born to Run” is another popular song title for songs that start at the beginning, as the title has been used by Bruce Springsteen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Emmylou Harris, and Marillion.
 

Which of these songs about birth were you born to listen to? Vote up your favorite songs on the list! And if you have a birth song in mind but can't find it here, then add it!

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Born in the U.S.A. Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

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Born to Be Wild Steppenwolf, Bikers & Blues

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Born On The Bayou Creedence Clearwater Revival

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Born to Love You The Temptations

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Born to Die Lana Del Rey

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Born of Mary The Supremes

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Born to Run Bruce Springsteen

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Born to Make You Happy Britney Spears

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Born to Lose Ray Charles

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Birth of the Blues Ray Charles

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Born Under a Bad Sign Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughan

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Born To Rock Carl Perkins

The Greatest Songs by '80s One-Hit Wonders

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Born To Be Wild Wilson Pickett

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Born Again Black Sabbath

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Born Again Human B.B. King

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Born to Move Creedence Clearwater Revival

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Born to Love Me Roy Orbison

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Newhere added Isn't She Lovely Stevie Wonder

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Born in the 50's The Police

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Born Under a Bad Sign Booker T. & the M.G.'s

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Born to Win Jimmy Cliff

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Born With Nothing Muddy Waters

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Born Loose Rod Stewart

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Born in a Prison The Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon, Yoko Ono

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Born Late '58 Mott the Hoople

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Born in Time Bob Dylan

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Born to Be Blue Ray Charles

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Born in Puerto Rico Paul Simon

The 37 Greatest On-Stage Falls of All Time

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Born to Lose The Everly Brothers

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Born to Die Grand Funk Railroad

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American by Birth Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings

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Born to Sing Your Song Roger Daltrey

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Born to Raise Hell Motörhead

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The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 20

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Born Bad Elton John

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Born Again Big & Rich, Bon Jovi

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Born to Lose Tennessee Three, Johnny Cash

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Born to Lose Black Sabbath

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Born to Lose Motörhead

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Born as Ghosts Rage Against the Machine

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