Top 10 Most Meaningful Songs


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The Top Ten

Imagine - John Lennon
This is for sure the most meaningful song on the list. If you imagine the world that we live in like the world John Lennon is telling us to imagine it like, its perfect. The world that we live in is cruel, full of hate, racism, murder, and war. The world that John Lennon sings is tells us how we should want the world to be. In his song there is world peace, and everyone is living together as one people sharing the world. If you listen to the song and imagine the world how he says you would know that I'm right. R.I.P. John Lennon
It's realistic, overall something people need to realize. It covers violence issue and I don't understand while people judge, this will go into that also, it's more then just a songs it's a meaningful poem about realistic life things.
I cry when I listen to this. The world is filled with so much hate and anger. Even though we think it would be great to have a perfect world it wouldn't. We would never know what happy is and what sad is so we wouldn't truly be happy. I <3 John Lennon
[Newest]Such a carefully constructed, accurate representation of humanity and how we get caught up in false ideologies

2How to Save a Life - The Fray
I really love this song. I've suffered with depression for four years and nobody believes that I do so I can't get help. I've thought about committing suicide more times than I can count and this song, as well as music in general, made me want to live. I credit this song with saving my life.
This song has got me through some dark times over the years especially when I want to kill myself and when no one believed nor cared that I was suffering depression. I would put this song on repeat while I slept and in the morning I would feel happy. The lyrics are so powerful.
I absolutly love this song, the lyrics are just so meaningful, anyone can relate to them which ever side you might find your self in, you know exactly what this song is tring to through.
[Newest]This song hits on so many levels... Even for suicidal people.

3Man In the Mirror - Michael Jackson
It just gives one of the greatest messages of life, "change yourself and the world will look a better place"
JB, what the heck!
Now, to be honest, I was never really a big fan of MJ, but this song is just so meaningful, his best!
Energy combined with love, honesty and good will. After the very beginning, striking with decency, he starts praying in remorse, shouting for justice and ends in intimacy. I love it!
[Newest]Great song, great message, its amazing. I love it

4Skyscraper - Demi Lovato
She has so much emotions thought all of her songs! She is so amazing. Try listening to her new song called warrior. That's song is so meaningful, it's amazing.
She is AMAZING! She shows so much thought and emotions by simply singing a song, and she pleases everyone with the meaning and true passion she shows. I just LOVE her! :)!
Absolutely incredible. Shes incredible.
[Newest]I love this song so much! Demi I love your singing so much!

5Earth Song - Michael Jackson
We gotta stop killing things.. And thatz what the song is all about...

Level of awesomeness is at its apex!
The worst part is the fact that we DO know what we are doing, and have done, yet we don't stop.
This song explains how the world is falling apart as we know it, and it's all our fault. Worst part is that we are completely oblivious of what we are doing.
[Newest]It is too awesome LEGEND! WOW

6Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
I played this song on the guitar because it's a very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very good song.
Although I do agree with Imagine as being number 1 this should defiantly be second, this song is beautiful and full of meaning a master piece I would say.
This song needs to be higher on the list. There is so much meaning within the song that one can't interpret all of the thoughts within.
[Newest]I love Led Zeppelin

7Hell Above - Pierce the Veil
Pierce the veil really put meaning into their lyrics and express their feelings through songs, I hate it when people put labels such as 'emo or goth or screamo' if they listened to what the music were about then they'd actually understand.

This band makes music that's relatable unlike other artists such a Justin beiber or Nikki minaj, no disrespect but what's so special about the words 'baby baby baby oh like baby baby baby oh' and Nikki's lyrics 'beez in the trap bee beez in the trap' like what do they even mean?

They've helped so many people through so much it's unbelievable and they don't follow society's idea of perfect or normal and that encourages people all over the world to speak up and not be afraid to be themselves and not be ashamed of who they are, in my eyes Pierce The Veil are true idols and heroes...
Pierce The Veil is a very inspiring band. They helped me through a lot in the past and they deserve to be voted. I will never stop listening to them. And for the people who judge rock/metal, it isn't "screamo" you don't even listen to the lyrics. Those lyrics speak out to people who are going through what the song is describing. Don't judge what you don't understand.
Not only is Pierce The Veil an amazing band, they're all really down to Earth. I met them at the World Tour, and they did great live. This song was the opener and it was amazing live. You could tell this song held a special place to Vic (The lead singer if some of you don't know) and that's honestly the best part about the band. It's wonderful knowing these words hold a meaning to them, and that we can all relate to them in one way or another. Never judge Pierce The Veil by their style, they're one of a kind.
[Newest]This song speaks when so many others don't

8Wings - Macklemore
This Song is more than beautiful and it shows off how cruel society became. Everybody cares about being popular and rich even though that's totally not important. Great lyrics.
This song is great Becuse what he's singing about is true I've been through things like that and I think it should be a bit higher on the list
I've loved this song for so long and every time I listen to the lyrics of the song it shows me so many point of this century and memories of me trying to fit in and now that I actually have good shoes I notice that they are not why I have friends
[Newest]This must be a sign. I heard this song for the first time today and cried for like ten minutes because of the accuracy of it all. Macklemore kills it every time with his lyrics, one of my favorite rappers alive.

9Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
The lyrics to this song have so much depth, just by reading them anyone can see the message that is ment to get across. Its intense!
From a musical perspective, this band (Imagine Dragons) does a remarkable job of: incorporating the bass, changing dynamic (how loud a section is played) and emphasizing parts of this song. It gets your heart racing, and urges you to turn it up loud. This is exactly what a revolution should do. Kudos
Best song depicting a revolution! Just awesome!

10We Are the World - Michael Jackson
One of the most meaningful song I've ever listening to
I listen to all types of music and can't remember one song that brought more people together to sing as one voice for one reason the betterment of every man woman & child on earth
Everyone came together for a meaningful reasoning at that moment nothing mattered about what that celebrity did or what they represents its just that feeling of love that mattered
[Newest]Not surprising but out of the ten most inspiring songs..3 belong to Michael Jackson! Love him!

The Contenders

11Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day
Amazing song. Why isn't this in top 10? I'm disappointed with you guys.
Best. Song. Ever! My favorite song of all time!
Especially when you're watching the lead singer sing this song, you'll actually feel the lyrics get in to your veins
[Newest]This explains about every person I know with depression or kids feeling alone

12They Don't Care About Us - Michael Jackson
This song just shows that no matter what they say (the government) they care for no-one. Don't trust politicians, and don't trust easily.
Such an inspiring song. Just goes to show that the illuminati and the government shouldn't be trusted
This is an amazing song
[Newest]Tears and emotion. That's all I can say.

13Family Portrait - Pink
This is a very emotional song about families and arguments between parents
I'm sure it will relate to a lot of people
Why did I watch this immediately in YouTube... I cried for the first time in months :(
An amazing song with so much meaning and emotion put into it

14Paradise - Coldplay
Portrays the struggles some people go through emotionally and mentally beautifully, a real well thought out emotional song.
Despite how popular this song is, not many people understand how much meaning there is behind the catchy tune. This song is so beautiful and it really connects to me. The lyrics are on point.
To be honest the best song I've ever heard it's so catchy and so meaningful at the same time.

15Blackbirds - Linkin Park

16Second and Sebring - of Mice& Men
Of Mice and Men is so inspiring! Lyrically I can relate to so many songs.
"I hope you smile when you look down on me" If that's not meaningful then I don't know what is.
Very amazingly touching song and a band that I personally listen to every day. The songs about the death of his mother and is honestly something you'd never forget.
I've never actually listened to the song, that I know of, but it is a song that saves many many lives. So it must have meaning.

17Demons - Imagine Dragons
All those songs above really have meaning and I love most of them. But this one here, it just holds the most meaning. This should be a lot higher, maybe even number 1. Most meaningful song ever.

When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It's where my demons hide
It's where my demons hide

Don't get too close
It's dark inside
It's where my demons hide
It's where my demons hide

They say it's what you make
I say it's up to fate
It's woven in my soul
I need to let you go
Your eyes they shine so bright
I wanna save that light
I can't escape this now
Unless you show me how

Depressing yet beautiful lyrics. It speaks the truth.


The world zones out when this is on. I can't understand why this is so low, the feels start running and I have to stop everything and listen to the lyrics, it's like they are personally written for me and everyone that listens to it.
This song shows how humanity has fallen and he wants to protect the one he loves from it, but he admits that he is just like everybody else; greedy, sinful, so he tells his lover not to get too close, for his lover is innocent.
[Newest]I love this song

18Hero - Enrique Iglesias
Hero is one of my favorite song :"))
Yup I voted for this, totally a romantic way of pleasing your beloved one c':

19Seize the Day - Avenged Sevenfold
Their songs are the best. I promise you that there are not like others, they're unique in their way. The first time I heard this song was a few years ago and I instantly fell in love with even though I don't like the genre. But as I listen to it more, I realised that bands like them write good lyrics. Some of them help people who are in suicidal.
Amazing song... Should be a lot higher...


20Slipping Through My Fingers - ABBA
Anyone that is a parent will appreciate this song and find it hard to hold back the tears.


Another one of Agnetha's masterpieces. She genuinely makes you feel her emotions of a mother's regret at how quickly her daughter is growing up, and the lack of time they were able to spend together. Bravo!
Whenever my mum hears this song it makes her cry! Even though it's 6 years until I'm leaving! :-( I LOVE it!
[Newest]This song is so sad and so meaningful

21Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Chillingly beautiful song with a hidden meaning if you listen carefully.
Really takes you to another world

22Warning Sign - Coldplay

23Numb - Linkin Park
This song has described me perfectly over the years. "I'm becoming this/All I want to do/Is be more like me/And be less like you" (part of this song's chorus) It has suited me, and it hasn't changed.
What the Linkin Park's most famous song not in the list! It should be in the top ten list..
This is a message to teens in relationships and teens in general. It is truly a beautiful piece.

24On Melancholy Hill - Gorillaz

25Kristy, Are You Doing Okay? - The Offspring

26Angel - Jackie Evancho
Pretty heavy stuff for the young lady but she melts your heart when she sings it.


This song comes into my head regularly,
Jackie's version is outstanding!

27A Match Into Water - Pierce the Veil
Amazing song, the lyrics are so pure and raw. There's no sugar coating, excellent musicians.

28Into the Sky - Black Tide

29Swing Life Away - Rise Against

30Fix You - Coldplay
I love this songs meaning, the love and the passion in it towards trying to fix someones feelings is, well, beautiful.
This song has a beautiful portrayal of wanting to help someone and it has the perfect amount of sadness and hope.
I love this song. I stayed up late and cried to it. It has so much meaning to it 💕

31Can You Feel My Heart - Bring Me the Horizon
This song is very touching and Bring me the horizon is just an amazing band all together. It's definitely worth listening to.
Deep meaning behind the song, honestly a great song that can save lives.

32Youth of the Nation - P.O.D.
This song brings back old memories to me and is a joy to listen to.

33Butterfly - Mariah Carey

34Bite My Tongue - You Me at Six Ft. Oliver Sykes
This song is just so relatable and amazing!

35The Scientist - Coldplay

36Afterglow - Nine Lashes

37How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding

38If Everyone Cared - Nickelback
Nickelback has some really inspiring songs, and this is definitely one of them. I think its a really relatable song. I hope that one day we really can see the day that nobody dies. Amazing song, truly. <3 Thank you for this Nickelback x
The lyrics to this song are just... I can't describe. This song gives me the chill. "If everyone cared and nobody cried, if everyone loved and nobody lied, if everyone shared and swallowed their pride. Then we'd see the day when nobody died. "
This song is amazing. The lyrics not only are deep, but have so much depth and emotion. It talks about how screwed up the world, if everyone cared, we really would see a peaceful land. I love this song.

39God Bless the USA - Lee Greenwood

40Castle of Glass - Linkin Park

41The Climb - Miley Cyrus
It's a very good song especially for funerals because when I first saw this video clip I thought that she wrote and sung the song because someone she loved has past away.
My mom dedicated this song to me because I've been though so much stuff in my short 13 years. I do NOT get how this song is #34. It sould be in the top 10. It has helped me through so much stuff.

42Invisible Man - Joe Jackson
This is a good song

43Mirrors - Justin Timberlake

44Don't Go - Bring Me the Horizon
Amazing lyrics by an amazing band... Just an excellent song.
It reminds me of how all the people I have told my life story too and they just left, sadly. But I love this song sooo much.

45Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls
Beautiful, sad and poetic. It really hits the emotions.
This should be number one. As you get older it will move up for you
This should be way higher on the list, it's such a beautiful song.

46Lose Yourself - Eminem
Lyrically amazing, Eminem doesn't waste time and says exactly what he wants to say. His lyrics talk about how hard his life back in Detroit was and how he has one shot to live a better life
This song has gotten me through my hardest times. Eminem definitely knows how to bring the tears out of me in the realest way possible.
Very deep meaning to the song. The words just hits me straight in the heart and mind. Singing about how you have a chance to make things right.
[Newest]Eminem knows how to inspire people, most of his song were sincerely written so that we could feel what he been through and just be ourselves.

47Crawling - Linkin Park

48One - Metallica
It's great song instrumentally and it depicts the horrifying effects war can have on a human being.

49Plastic Beach - Gorillaz

50Unthought Known - Pearl Jam

51My Friend - Nine Lashes

52Never Too Late - Three Days Grace
This song is very emotional and touching of course to those that have a heart. It is also very comforting and I can just remember listening to this song when I was very much younger and it can still make me cry today.

53American Pie - Don McLean
Many people don't realize what event this song refers to, and they don't realize what this song is about, and how sad it actually is.
So many references, which when thought upon, has (to many people) a lot of truth. All of this is beautifully conducted within a melodic song
This song is about the accident of three great singers, The Big Bopper, Buddy Holly, and Ritchie Valens. It's really good!
[Newest]It references to many things that McLean personally experienced and belongs higher on the list for sure.

54Because of You - Kelly Clarkson

55I Come Alive - The Used

56Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Gene Autry
This is such a inspirational song! I love how Rudolf didn't get all depressed and kill him self over all the drama the other deers put him through (: and it made me a little horny, get it? Horny cause reindeers have horns? Teheheheheh
If you are a small little kid, you can still be helpful and be special in a way!
Why is this here? What the hell?

57Too Much Love Will Kill You - Queen

58The Rat - Dead Confederate

59Everlong - Foo Fighters

60Right Where It Belongs - Nine Inch Nails

61Human Nature - Michael Jackson

62Time - Pink Floyd
And then the one day you find
Ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run
You missed the starting gun
And you run and you run
To catch up with the sun
But it's sinking
Racing around
To come up behind you again
The sun is the same
In a relative way
But you're older
Shorter of breath
And one day closer to death
Extraordinary Lyrics, time passes us by and we don't even notice it
This song always makes me cry! The lyrics are so mesmerizing, that sometimes I reflect upon myself and think of all the time I wasted in my life. Guitar solo also rocks!
This is an extraordinary song by an extraordinary group. Hey You is also a very very meaningful song too.


[Newest]This song really shows how your mind will chase what it can't have, and also shows how fast time flies!

63Chelsea Smile - Bring Me the Horizon

64Stay - Rihanna
One of the very best

65Desolation Row - Bob Dylan
"To her death is quite romantic,
She wears an iron west,
Her profession is her religion,
Her sin is her lifelessness. "

I dig MJ, but he is by far not as good poet and writer as Mr. Zimmerman.

66Hear Me Now - Hollywood Undead

67Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen

68Redemption Song - Bob Marley
This song is great because it talks about the struggle that some people went through

69Jennifer Lost the War - The Offspring

70Changes - Tupac
43 ONLY! Tupac is the father of Rap and this song conveys such a STRONG message. You don't have to like rap to like this song, it's absolutely AMAZING. KILLUMINATI
This is an incredible song describing the faults in the world and changes we need in order to correct these faults. I hope people listen to this song and begin to understand where he's coming from. Its also just a really nice song to listen to in general.

71Drops of Jupiter - Train
This song is so beautiful, the lyrics are perfect
This song is just altogether beautiful. I could listen to it all day.

72That Should Be Me - Justin Bieber
It's in no way meaningful, nor is it a good song. Sorry to the Bieber fans..
Such a good song. Ok goodbye

73Killing In the Name - Rage Against the Machine
Okay really number 71? This song is amazing.

74Down to Earth - Justin Bieber
Justin shouldn't be on this list.
"and you can see the look on my face, it just tears me apart."
I don't know about you but this line gets me every time.
It made me cry and I never cry


75It Can Wait - Illy

76Skyfall - Adele
By Adele I love it

77Shelter from the Storm - Bob Dylan
As with all Dylan cuts you can interpret this one however you please. I feel that throughout life you can reflect on each verse as a season of your live and attach it to a very sentimental memory.
Such a touching song, I think it means a lot to me at least. It shows that people should always be kind to others. In times of need you should always reach out.

78Same Love - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Changes a persons views, and to think a rapper put his career on the line to send this message out, so touching.
Such a touching, meaningful song
Guys, why is this song not in the top 10?

79Outside - Hollywood Undead

80In the End - Linkin Park
One of the most meaningful songs of all time...
How come it is not in the list?
The list is a crap without this song
For the one that try so hard in something, you will always get what you wanted. What comes around will come around

81Hey John, What's Your Name Again? - The Devil Wears Prada

82Don't Be a Jerk (It's Christmas) - SpongeBob SquarePants

83Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2

84Fiction - Avenged Sevenfold

85Hero of War - Rise Against
First song I ever heard of the group. At the time, I wanted to discover new music so I listened to like 5 bands before Rise Against, and I didn't really like none of them. But when I listened to this song, I instantly fell in love with the group. It is as well written as it is well sung.
This song has such a beautiful and strong but sad message. It breaks my heart. Hearing how strong and how into the song the lead singer gets just tears me apart. He connects with the song on a level you can't even imagine.
Are you kidding me?! Justin Bieber comes before this?!?!
[Newest]One of their best songs. Love this song

86Ordinary World - Duran Duran

87Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks

88Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who

89Figure 09 - Linkin Park

90In My Life - The Beatles
Beautiful song, nice meaning.

91The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
I can listen to this song while playing dota 2. Very meaningful song. I just want it to have some attention it deserves.
If this is this far down the list that means that noonehas really stopped to disasemble the lyrics

" Hello darkness, my old friend..."

92Tangled Up In Blue - Bob Dylan

93Patterns - Simon & Garfunkel
All the words are so perfectly true, and yet the the song is still relitively unknown. How ever hard ou try yo be you, life and time still beats you.

94Zombie - The Cranberries
Simply amazing. It's all about war and its effects and how it has affected humans, how it breaks children. The world, in short. One of the songs with meaningful lyrics and good instrumental.
Really sad song about the war in Ireland

95The Light Behind Your Eyes - My Chemical Romance

96Secrets - OneRepublic
Absolutely amazing! One Republic put emotions into words in the best of ways

97We've Had Enough - Michael Jackson

98Will You Be There - Michael Jackson

99Keep the Faith - Michael Jackson
So groovy yet has a lot of motivation in this song... Never gets old!

100History - Michael Jackson

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