songs The Best Songs About Breathing  

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Did you know on average, we take 25,000 breathes a day without even realizing it? The following list ranks the best songs about breathing, voted by living, breathing ranker users like you. Almost all of these songs have breathing or breath in the title, but someone, like Bush's "Machinehead" only have it in the lyrics.

One of the most misinterpreted songs with breath in the title, The Police's "Every Breath You Take," is actually a song about a stalker, not true love.  This hit debuted and remained at #1 on the charts for eight consecutive weeks in 1983.  

On this list you'll find a wide array of artists including punk, classic, alternative rock and R & B, like Toni Braxton's "Breathe Again."  There will definitely be something you can add to your playlist.

Vote for your favorite breathing songs on the poll below, and add any to the list that aren't already there.
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Breath of Life Florence and the Machine

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27 16
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18 11
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16 13
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12 9
My Last Breath is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Songs About Breathing
My Last Breath Evanescence

6
2 0
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Tyler Larsen added Breathe (in the air) Pink Floyd

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10 9
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Breath of Heaven Donna Summer

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11 11
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TheWelshGuy added Kate Bush Breathing

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9 9
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Machinehead Bush - "Breathe in, breathe out."

10
8 8
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Locomotive Breath Jethro Tull

11
8 8
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Breathe Again Toni Braxton

12
7 7
Lose My Breath is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Songs About Breathing
Lose My Breath Destiny's Child

13
7 7
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7 7
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Breathe Me Sia Furler

The Best Songs With Breathing in the Title

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6 6
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6 6
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Take My Breath Away Diana Ross

17
6 6
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Breath After Breath Duran Duran

18
6 6
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Till My Last Breath Suicidal Tendencies

19
5 5
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5 5
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Breath Away From Heaven George Harrison

21
5 5
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The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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11 12
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Geek Stink Breath Green Day

23
6 7
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Take a Breath David Gilmour

24
5 6
Breathe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Songs About Breathing
punksnotdead added Breathe

25
4 5
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With Every Breath I Take Frank Sinatra

26
4 5
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Breathing Space Pet Shop Boys

27
4 5
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28
4 5
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Breathe a Sigh Def Leppard

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29
4 5
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30
3 4
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31
3 4
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Take My Breath Away Jessica Simpson

32
2 3
Every Breath You Take is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Songs About Breathing

33
5 7
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The Dog Breath Variations Frank Zappa, The Mothers of Invention

34
5 7
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35
5 7
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Breath on a Window Alice in Chains

The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

36
3 5
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37
3 5
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Baby's Breath The Pretenders

38
3 5
Take My Breath Away is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Songs About Breathing
Take My Breath Away New Kids on the Block

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3 5
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40
3 5
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Breathe You In Papa Roach

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3 5
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A Breath Taking Guy The Supremes

42
2 4
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TheWelshGuy added You Take My Breath Away Dollar

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2 4
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Breath Away Duffy

44
2 4
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45
2 4
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46
2 4
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Holding My Breath Susanna Hoffs

47
2 4
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2 4
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Breath of Your Life Hall & Oates

49
2 4
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5 8
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TheWelshGuy added Breath of Life Erasure