Songs The Best Songs About People  

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According to musicians, people are strange, people are beautiful, and people love to party. We've compiled a list of the best songs about people, from Miley Cyrus to Sly & the Family Stone, and everyone in between. Musicians always seem to have the best insight into the minds of the masses, because they have the distinct ability to set themselves apart from the crowd, and are therefore able to use their keen observational skills to make social commentary about the way we live.  

The Pulp classic, "Common People," riffs on an upper-class girl slumming it with lead singer Jarvis Cocker, while Marilyn Manson makes a strong statement about how the "Beautiful People," don't really pay attention to what's going on right in front of them. Jim Morrison of The Doors went another direction, waxing poetic about how the state of your own mood affects how you view others in "People Are Strange."

What are your favorite songs about people? Vote up the best songs about people below, and be sure to add any that way may have missed.
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The Doors

2
13 2
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16 5
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Marilyn Manson

4
16 5
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5
12 3
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Frank Zappa, The Mothers of Invention

6
12 4
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Sly & the Family Stone

7
12 4
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Depeche Mode

8
11 4
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9
8 2
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Patti Smith

10
9 3
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Paul McCartney

11
9 3
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Johnny Cash

12
10 4
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13
10 4
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14
9 4
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15
9 4
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Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

16
9 4
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Neil Young

17
9 5
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Depeche Mode

18
8 4
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Randy Newman

19
8 4
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Kate Bush

20
7 3
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Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Joan Jett

21
7 3
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22
6 2
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Simon and Garfunkel

23
5 1
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Talking Heads

24
4 0
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The Stooges

25
8 5
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Scorpions

26
8 5
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Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck

27
7 4
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28
7 4
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Aretha Franklin

29
6 3
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Tina Turner

30
6 3
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Pet Shop Boys

31
5 2
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Dolly Parton

32
6 4
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Paul McCartney

33
5 3
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The White Stripes

34
5 3
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35
4 2
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Ringo Starr

36
4 2
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Frank Zappa, The Mothers of Invention

37
4 2
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38
4 2
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No Doubt

39
4 2
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James Brown

40
4 2
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darren-bell added Empire of the Sun

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3 1
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42
3 1
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Pete Townshend

43
3 1
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44
7 6
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Drive-By Truckers

45
7 6
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46
7 6
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47
6 5
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48
6 5
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49
5 4
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Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5

50
5 4
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George Michael