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The Best Songs About Drowning

Updated March 7, 2020 848 votes 277 voters 27.7k views33 items

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. 

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