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Diamonds are forever. Or a girl’s best friend. Or something else. Diamonds mean a lot of things to a lot of people, as seen in this list of songs about diamonds. Being a symbol of prosperity, as well as their durability as precious gems, means diamonds have taken root in popular culture as a sign of everlasting wealth. They are also a symbol of a star, a popular figure that shines on, alive or dead. Whatever diamonds mean to you, you’ll be sure to find diamond songs on this list that make you shine. Some of these lists have diamond in the title, while others simply reference diamonds in the lyrics.

“Diamond Dogs” was the title track of a David Bowie album, which tells the tale of an Orwellian dystopian future. Never have diamonds seemed so sinister.

“Diamonds Are Forever,” performed by Shirley Bassey, was the theme song of the James Bond 007 film of the same name, and one of the most beloved Bond theme songs ever. The song also has a version performed by Chaka Kahn, and was sampled by Kanye West for "Diamonds of Sierra Leone."

“Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” was first introduced in the Broadway production Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and has since been sung Marylin Monroe in the film adaptation of the Broadway production, covered by Emmylou Harris and sung by Nicole Kidman in the film Moulin Rouge.

Which of these tracks do you think are gems? Vote for your favorites! If any songs about diamonds you love didn't make this list, please get it out of the rough and add it to the list.

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Diamond Bridge Blondie

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Diamond Eyes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Songs About Diamonds
Diamond Eyes Deftones

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Diamond Dogs David Bowie

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Black Diamond Bay Bob Dylan

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Diamond Joe Bob Dylan

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Diamonds & Gold Tom Waits

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Diamond Head The Beach Boys

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Diamond Dust Jeff Beck

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Dupree's Diamond Blues Grateful Dead

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Diamonds & Rust Joan Baez

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Diamonds in the Mine Leonard Cohen

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A Carrot Is as Close as a Rabbit Gets to a Diamond Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

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Diamonds on a Chain Cliff Richard

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Diamonds and Rust Judas Priest

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Diamond Ring Sheryl Crow

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Black Diamond Bee Gees

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Like a Diamond Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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Diamond Field Pat Benatar

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Dark Diamond Elton John

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Diamond Bollocks Beck Hansen

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The Diamond Sea Sonic Youth

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Black Diamond The Replacements

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Diamonds and Guns Transplants

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Diamond Road is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Songs About Diamonds
Diamond Road Sheryl Crow

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Diamond in the Rough Social Distortion

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She Loved Like Diamond Spandau Ballet

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Like a Diamond in the Sky The Temptations

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Diamonds and Pearls Prince feat. Rosie Gaines

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You Are My Diamond Tiësto, Kianna Alarid

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Diamond Joe's (interlude) Aaron Dontez Yates

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Diamond Claw Wilco

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Diamond Rings Emeli Sandé, Chipmunk

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I Dug Up a Diamond Mark Knopfler, Emmylou Harris

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Diamond Mine Hank Williams, Jr.