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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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28 7
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I Love Rock 'n' Roll Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Joan Jett

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39 18
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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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24 11
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Piano Man Elton John, Billy Joel

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17 11
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18 9
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Rock & Roll Music Chuck Berry

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21 9
Mr. Tambourine Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Songs About Music
Mr. Tambourine Man Bob Dylan

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17 9
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Listen to the Music The Doobie Brothers

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16 12
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Tom Islava added Crocodile Rock Elton John

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18 11
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Hallelujah Leonard Cohen

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24 14
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Roll Over Beethoven Chuck Berry

The Best Britney Spears Music Videos

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Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry

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14 6
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Dance to the Music Sly & the Family Stone

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16 12
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Ziggy Stardust David Bowie

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12 9
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Drift Away Dobie Gray

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15 9
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Tom Islava added Radio Ga Ga Queen

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The Devil Went Down to Georgia The Charlie Daniels Band

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10 7
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The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

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All The Young Dudes Mott the Hoople, Bikers & Blues

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16 10
Sultans of Swing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Songs About Music
Sultans of Swing Dire Straits

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8 7
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Juke Box Music The Kinks

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8 3
Magic Power Triumph is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Songs About Music
itsmypartysings added Magic Power Triumph

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The Best Genres of Music

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Tom Islava added I Write the Songs Barry Manilow

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7 9
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Swamp Music Lynyrd Skynyrd

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9 12
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6 12
God Gave Rock'n'roll to You is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Songs About Music
punksnotdead added God Gave Rock'n'roll to You Kiss

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8 11
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Music Man REO Speedwagon

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5 8
Add Some Music to Your Day is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Songs About Music
NvG Nick added Add Some Music to Your Day The Beach Boys

15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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10 9
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I Can Hear Music The Beach Boys

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8 12
Music is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Songs About Music
punksnotdead added Music John Miles

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4 8
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Tom Islava added An Old Fashioned Love Song Paul Williams

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5 5
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4 9
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Such Great Heights The Postal Service

The Best Female Duos in Music

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3 8
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Heavy Music Bob Seger

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4 9
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Mihaly Galambosi added (you) Can`t Stop the Music Village People

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

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8 9
Sir Duke is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Songs About Music
Sir Duke Stevie Wonder

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Can You Hear the Music The Rolling Stones

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2 2
Magic Pilot is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Songs About Music
itsmypartysings added Magic Pilot

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4 5
I Love Music is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Songs About Music
egghead added I Love Music The O'Jays

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Rock Music Pixies