Songs 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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Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

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Steppenwolf, Bikers & Blues

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28 18
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Creedence Clearwater Revival

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Bruce Springsteen

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The Temptations

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The Supremes

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Lana Del Rey

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Ray Charles

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Carl Perkins

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Ray Charles

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Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughan

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B.B. King

14
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Newhere added Stevie Wonder

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Creedence Clearwater Revival

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Booker T. & the M.G.'s

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Jimmy Cliff

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Grand Funk Railroad

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Wilson Pickett

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4 1
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Muddy Waters

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Rod Stewart

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7 5
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7 5
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The Police

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6 4
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Roy Orbison

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6 4
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Black Sabbath

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5 5
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The Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon, Yoko Ono

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Bob Dylan

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4 4
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Mott the Hoople

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4 4
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Ray Charles

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Lynyrd Skynyrd

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The Everly Brothers

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RZA

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3 3
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Dusty Springfield

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3 3
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Steve Miller Band, Steve Miller

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3 3
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Paul Simon

44
3 3
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Patti LaBelle

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12 13
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Britney Spears

46
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Roger Daltrey

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Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings

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Motörhead

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5 6
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Elton John