Music 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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People Are Strange The Doors

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Everyday People Sly & the Family Stone

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Plastic People Frank Zappa, The Mothers of Invention

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The Beautiful People Marilyn Manson

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C'mon People Paul McCartney

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People Are People Depeche Mode

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Too Many People Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

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Ordinary People Neil Young

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These Are My People Johnny Cash

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Short People Randy Newman

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People Like Us Talking Heads

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People Have the Power Patti Smith

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Them Heavy People Kate Bush

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Voices of Old People Simon and Garfunkel

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Damaged People Depeche Mode

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Fly People Fly Scorpions

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People Get Ready Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck

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People Get Ready Aretha Franklin

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Beautiful People Pet Shop Boys

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Two People Tina Turner

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Everyday People Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Joan Jett

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How Many People Paul McCartney

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Po-Jama People Frank Zappa, The Mothers of Invention

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Some People Ringo Starr

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People Who Criticize James Brown

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Greedy Awful People The Stooges

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Puttin' People on the Moon Drive-By Truckers

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People Make the World Go 'Round Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5

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Star People George Michael

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Games People Play Dolly Parton

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Lonely People America

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Different People No Doubt

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darren-bell added We Are the People Empire of the Sun

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Broken People Jane's Addiction