Songs The Best Songs About Kings  

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Songs about kings are represented on this list, whether they're about literal monarchs or metaphorical rulers. To be a pop star is to be royalty of sorts, so it makes sense that musicians would pen songs with royal imagery. Every hit song is a jewel in the crown, and this list is chock-full of both hits and diamonds in the rough. Take a listen to these songs about kings and you just might feel like a king yourself… At least as long as these songs are playing.

Some of these songs are about made-up rulers, others are all about metaphorical kings, and still others tackle actual sovereigns. Coldplay's “Vida La Vida” tells the story of an unidentified king turned street-sweeper. The Police's "King of Pain," meanwhile, is actually about divorce. Then there's “Sun King” by the Beatles. It's a key in track on side B of their Abbey Road album, which is comprised of a medley of songs, and it's said to be inspired by King Louis XIV.

Which of these songs about kings make you feel like you're sitting on a throne of your own? Vote for your favorites! If there are great songs about kings that aren’t on this list, go right ahead and add them.

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Coldplay

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16 7
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20 11
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14 6
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The Police

5
10 4
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Thirty Seconds to Mars

6
17 11
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The Beatles

7
7 2
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Eric Clapton, B.B. King

8
14 9
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14 10
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Rainbow

10
9 5
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The Rolling Stones

11
12 9
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Aerosmith

12
8 5
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7 4
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7 4
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Johnny Cash

15
8 6
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7 5
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Elton John

17
6 4
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5 3
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Jethro Tull

19
5 3
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4 3
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Electric Light Orchestra

21
4 3
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4 4
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23
3 3
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24
3 3
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Joe Strummer

25
3 3
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