Songs The Best Songs About Drowning  

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Do you have a favorite drowning song? Drowning is one of man's worst fears, and also one of the most common metaphors used to describe the feeling of being crushed and suffocated by the weight of your problems. On this list of the greatest songs about drowning, you'll find both literal and figurative songs about drowning.  

The lyrics in Frank Zappa's "Drowning Witch" speak of a witch residing at the ocean floor, while Joe Simon's "Drowning in the Sea of Love," covered by both B.B. King and Ringo Starr, is about being consumed by love. 

Vote up the best songs about drowning, and let us know what you think in the comment section.
 
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Aretha Franklin

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Soundgarden

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Albert King

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10 5
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Johnny Winter

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13 8
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Ray Charles

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The Cure

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13 9
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12 8
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My Chemical Romance

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10 6
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9 5
Drowning in the Swim of Things is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Songs About Drowning
Henry Rollins, Ganga Giri

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8 4
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Audioslave

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7 4
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Frank Zappa

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5 2
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5 2
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Bobby Darin

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9 7
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Stevie Wonder

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8 6
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Duran Duran

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5 4
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White Zombie

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3 3
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Gary Moore

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7 8
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3 4
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Dinah Washington

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3 4
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2 3
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Billy Preston

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1 2
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Trisha Yearwood

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1 2
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2 4
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Blood, Sweat & Tears

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1 3
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Celtic Frost

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1 3
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Dinah Washington

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1 3
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1 4
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Tears for Fears

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0 3
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2 6
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Cradle of Filth