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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Tyler Larsen added Breathe (in the air) Pink Floyd

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My Last Breath is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Songs About Breathing
My Last Breath Evanescence

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Breath of Heaven Donna Summer

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Breathe Me Sia Furler

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Machinehead Bush - "Breathe in, breathe out."

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Breath Away From Heaven George Harrison

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Locomotive Breath Jethro Tull

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8 7
Lose My Breath is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Songs About Breathing
Lose My Breath Destiny's Child

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Take My Breath Away Diana Ross

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Geek Stink Breath Green Day

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TheWelshGuy added Kate Bush Breathing

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Breathe Again Toni Braxton

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Till My Last Breath Suicidal Tendencies

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6 6
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5 5
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7 8
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Breathe on Me Britney Spears

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6 7
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Breath After Breath Duran Duran

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6 7
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Take a Breath David Gilmour

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4 5
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Breathe a Sigh Def Leppard

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4 5
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4 5
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Breathing Space Pet Shop Boys

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Take My Breath Away Jessica Simpson

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2 3
Every Breath You Take is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Songs About Breathing

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The Dog Breath Variations Frank Zappa, The Mothers of Invention

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Breath on a Window Alice in Chains

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5 7
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With Every Breath I Take Frank Sinatra

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3 5
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3 5
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Breathe You In Papa Roach

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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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A Breath Taking Guy The Supremes

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Holding My Breath Susanna Hoffs

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Breath Away Duffy

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TheWelshGuy added You Take My Breath Away Dollar

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Breath of Your Life Hall & Oates

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5 8
Breathe is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Songs About Breathing
punksnotdead added Breathe

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TheWelshGuy added Breath of Life Erasure