Songs The Best Songs About Heat  

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Heat is not just a necessary part of human survival, it’s power, energy, and a favorite subject of musicians. Many have written amazing songs about heat, not surprisingly given that concerts and dancefloors are places where things usually heat up. Heat can mean a lot of things in a song: sex, love, and drugs are just a few of the popular topics musicians refer to with the word “heat.” Vote for your favorite songs on this list and by the end of it you’ll definitely need a chance to cool off.

The Velvet Underground’s “White Light White Heat” is an infamous ode to heroin, and not their only song about the stuff. Rappers love rapping about heat, which makes sense given it can refer to guns or the police. Snoop Dogg’s “My Heat Goes Boom,” Lil Wayne’s “Tha Heat” and Kool G Rap’s “Da Heat” are all hip-hop songs about heat.

You don’t even need lyrics to have a song about heat, as Dick Dale’s “Shredded Heat” proves. With red hot guitar licks and attitude to spare, the subject matter of this song can’t be called into question.

What songs get you all hot and bothered? Vote for your favorites! Please add any tunes that keep you warm no matter what time of year it is.

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The Heat Is On Glenn Frey

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(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave Martha Reeves, Martha and the Vandellas

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Elenel added Summer In The City The Lovin' Spoonful

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On Fire Van Halen

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Tom Islava added Hot Hot Hot Buster Poindexter

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Heat Wave Linda Ronstadt

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Burn Deep Purple

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Heat of the Night Bryan Adams

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Hot In Herre Nelly, Dani Stevenson

The Best Canned Heat Albums of All Time

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White Light White Heat The Velvet Underground

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Cool Under Heat The Clash

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The Heat Is On The Allman Brothers Band

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Angel In Heat Yngwie Malmsteen

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punksnotdead added In the Heat of the Morning David Bowie  

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Unusual Heat Foreigner

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Heat Wave The Jam

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Heat on the Street Phil Collins

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Heat in the Jungle King Crimson

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Rolling With Heat The Roots, Talib Kweli

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Shredded Heat Dick Dale

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Heat Miser Massive Attack

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Under the Heat The 77's

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The Heat Is On Prodigy, Screwball, Godfather Don

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Disco Heat Calvin Harris

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My Heat Goes Boom Snoop Dogg

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The Heat Toni Braxton

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Tha Heat Lil Wayne

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The Heat (The Energy) The Prodigy

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Dog in Heat Missy Elliott, Method Man, Redman

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punksnotdead added Heatwave Marilyn Monroe  

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Back Wit' Heat Canibus

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Da Heat Kool G Rap