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It may seem meta, but boy are there a lot of amazing songs about music, the music industry, and other artists. Here is Ranker's list of the best songs about music, ranked in the order of your votes. Some songs about music that you will find on this list reference specific musicians, while others are about different genres of music. A few of these songs are even about music that makes you want to dance.

Don McLean coined the phrase “The Day the Music Died” with his musical tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper, entitled “American Pie.” Chuck Berry had a hit with his track, “Roll Over Beethoven,” and James Murphy mentions every cool musician on the LCD Soundsystem song, “Losing My Edge.”

The Violent Femmes love “American Music” and Parliament Funkadelic often sing about the funk genre on tunes like “P-Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up).” Jay-Z took on modern hip-hop on his 2009 hit, “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)."

Do you have a favorite song about music? Vote the best tracks to the top of this list and add any we may have missed.
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Your Song Elton John

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American Pie Don McLean

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I Love Rock 'n' Roll Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Joan Jett

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phil-gill added Bennie & The Jets Elton John

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It's Only Rock 'n Roll The Rolling Stones

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21 7
Mr. Tambourine Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Songs About Music
Mr. Tambourine Man Bob Dylan

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Piano Man Elton John, Billy Joel

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Rock & Roll Music Chuck Berry

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Hallelujah Leonard Cohen

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16 10
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Ziggy Stardust David Bowie

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Listen to the Music The Doobie Brothers

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Tom Islava added Crocodile Rock Elton John

The Best Genres of Music

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Roll Over Beethoven Chuck Berry

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Dance to the Music Sly & the Family Stone

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Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry

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Tom Islava added Radio Ga Ga Queen

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Drift Away Dobie Gray

The Best Late Night Downtown LA Party Spots

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All The Young Dudes Mott the Hoople, Bikers & Blues

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Tom Islava added I Write the Songs Barry Manilow

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The Devil Went Down to Georgia The Charlie Daniels Band

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14 10
Sultans of Swing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Songs About Music
Sultans of Swing Dire Straits

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Juke Box Music The Kinks

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5 6
Add Some Music to Your Day is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Songs About Music
NvG Nick added Add Some Music to Your Day The Beach Boys

The Most Famous Groupies in Music History

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I Can Hear Music The Beach Boys

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6 11
God Gave Rock'n'roll to You is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Songs About Music
punksnotdead added God Gave Rock'n'roll to You Kiss

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5 3
Magic Power Triumph is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Songs About Music
itsmypartysings added Magic Power Triumph

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Tim Allison added The Dogs Justin Wells - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afBY2gPqgos

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Tom Islava added An Old Fashioned Love Song Paul Williams

The 37 Greatest On-Stage Falls of All Time

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Music Man REO Speedwagon

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7 11
Music is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Songs About Music
punksnotdead added Music John Miles

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Swamp Music Lynyrd Skynyrd

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8 8
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Can You Hear the Music The Rolling Stones

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Such Great Heights The Postal Service

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4 8
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Mihaly Galambosi added (you) Can`t Stop the Music Village People

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The 17 Most Controversial Music Videos Of All Time

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American Pie Don McLean

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4 4
I Love Music is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Songs About Music
egghead added I Love Music The O'Jays

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Rock Music Pixies

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Overnight Sensation Raspberrie... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Songs About Music
itsmypartysings added Overnight Sensation Raspberries

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carlybobarly added Hook Blues Traveler

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Music Madonna

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Dr. Music Blue Öyster Cult