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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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phil-gill added Bennie & The Jets Elton John

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

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It's Only Rock 'n Roll The Rolling Stones

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19 5
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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Tom Islava added Crocodile Rock Elton John

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Ziggy Stardust David Bowie

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15 10
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Hallelujah Leonard Cohen

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Roll Over Beethoven Chuck Berry

The Best Britney Spears Music Videos

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13 9
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Listen to the Music The Doobie Brothers

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Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry

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Dance to the Music Sly & the Family Stone

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10 6
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Tom Islava added Radio Ga Ga Queen

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Drift Away Dobie Gray

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8 5
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The Best Orange Juice Brands

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All The Young Dudes Mott the Hoople, Bikers & Blues

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7 6
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The Devil Went Down to Georgia The Charlie Daniels Band

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7 6
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5 4
Add Some Music to Your Day is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Songs About Music
NvG Nick added Add Some Music to Your Day The Beach Boys

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6 9
God Gave Rock'n'roll to You is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Songs About Music
punksnotdead added God Gave Rock'n'roll to You Kiss

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Juke Box Music The Kinks

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The Best Genres of Music

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12 9
Sultans of Swing is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Songs About Music
Sultans of Swing Dire Straits

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Tom Islava added I Write the Songs Barry Manilow

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10 7
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I Can Hear Music The Beach Boys

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7 9
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Music Man REO Speedwagon

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5 7
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Swamp Music Lynyrd Skynyrd

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4 6
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Tom Islava added An Old Fashioned Love Song Paul Williams

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

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4 2
Magic Power Triumph is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Songs About Music
itsmypartysings added Magic Power Triumph

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7 10
Music is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Songs About Music
punksnotdead added Music John Miles

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Such Great Heights The Postal Service

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7 11
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American Pie Don McLean

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2 1
Overnight Sensation Raspberrie... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Songs About Music
itsmypartysings added Overnight Sensation Raspberries

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

The Best US Cities for Live Music

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Dr. Music Blue Öyster Cult

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3 3
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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3 3
Sad Song is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Songs About Music
egghead added Sad Song Lou Reed

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Rock Music Pixies

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Can You Hear the Music The Rolling Stones

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Tom Islava added Sad Song Paul Williams