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The Best Songs About Destiny 

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Updated September 15, 2017 265 votes 149 voters 19.7k views 19 items

You may or may not have a date with destiny, but you definitely have a date with this list of songs about destiny. The fickle hand of fate is a great muse for musicians, who've penned plenty of songs about destiny. Horoscopes, star-crossed lovers, and predetermined demise all come into play in the songs on this list. These songs were definitely destined for greatness. Listen to this list of songs about destiny, and you’re destined to find some you like.

Simon & Garfunkel were surprised that “The Dangling Conversation” was not a bigger hit. Paul Simon has said it is more personal than their hit “The Sound of Silence.” Joni Mitchell’s “The Circle Game” is a story of a young boy going through adolescence, written in response to Neil Young’s “Sugar Mountain.”

Which of these destiny songs were you destined to love? Vote for your favorites! If there are any songs you love that aren’t on this list, please add them.

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Johnny Cash
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Simon and Garfunkel
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Frank Zappa
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Joni Mitchell
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Paul Anka, Patti LaBelle
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Pennywise
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Fleetwood Mac
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Richard Thompson
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Tangerine Dream
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Susan McKeown and Natalie Merchant
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The Byrds
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Coolza added James
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RZA, Kinetic 9, Northstar
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Chaka Khan
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Teenage Fanclub
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Jamiroquai
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George Jones