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
Just one of the best songs ever sometimes brings you to tears
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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.
This is super powerful. :, D
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3Skyscraper - 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.
I love how she sings about how she felt when she was hurt
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4Earth 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.
It is too awesome LEGEND! WOW
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5Man 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!
Work of art, a complete master of his craft. RIP, one of the kings, you will live on forever
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6Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
I can't believe it's only in 42th place. It so beautiful!
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.
Deserves #1 in my opinion
This song is too good to be in this place!
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7Hell Above - Pierce the Veil
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.
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...
It's a awesome song that everyone should listen to and pierce the veil has many great songs
Pierce the veil is a really good band and this song is definitely one of the best, this song is so relatable
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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
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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!
Not only is the message is meaningful, but the song... it's different and great!
Yeh it's pretty sweet! Good meaning and awesome to listen to!
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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
This song is so true! Love it so much
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The Contenders

11Family 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 :(
Pink is such a strong, emotional singer; she has a beautiful voice. I can seriously just listen to this song and some of her others such as perfect over and over and never get sick of it.
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12Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day
I absolutely love this song because it is one of my favourites and that it means a lot to me.
This song has real meaningful lyrics, as for me it feels like that someone has broken my heart and that they are not thinking about me. I feel really bad for them and they should think about what's right and what's wrong.
The people that think about their loved ones should stay close and have thoughts for other people. Their strengths and their weaknesses. This song sounds like a definite love song and people should support people, companies and charity's in need.
I love the flow of the song, the lyrics are very strong with emphasis and it makes it tough in love.
Abigail Knight
Amazing song. Why isn't this in top 10? I'm disappointed with you guys.
Best. Song. Ever! My favorite song of all time!
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13They 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.
This is an amazing song
Such an inspiring song. Just goes to show that the illuminati and the government shouldn't be trusted
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14Slipping 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!
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15Second 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.
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16Blackbirds - Linkin Park Listen to sample

17Hero - Enrique Iglesias Listen to sample

18Warning Sign - Coldplay Listen to sample

19Seize the Day - Avenged Sevenfold
Amazing song... Should be a lot higher...


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20Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Chillingly beautiful song with a hidden meaning if you listen carefully.
Actually thiz must be the first!
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21Numb - 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..
Dedicate this song to the society put there
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22Paradise - Coldplay
Portrays the struggles some people go through emotionally and mentally beautifully, a real well thought out emotional song.
To be honest the best song I've ever heard it's so catchy and so meaningful at the same time.
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23A Match Into Water - Pierce the Veil
"I kissed the scars on her skin"... I'm sorry but this song is perfection "I don't want to ever lose my bestfriend" why is this song not higher, me no understand, before anyone says this is emo it really is not.
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24Time - 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.


This song really shows how your mind will chase what it can't have, and also shows how fast time flies!
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25Fix 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.
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26Youth of the Nation - P.O.D. Listen to sample

27Butterfly - Mariah Carey Listen to sample

28Bite My Tongue - You Me at Six Ft. Oliver Sykes Listen to sample

29The Scientist - Coldplay Listen to sample

30If 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. "
Its such a great and powerful song, I love how Chad kroeger sings this song. I recommend that everyone should at least listen to this song
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31God Bless the USA - Lee Greenwood Listen to sample

32How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding Listen to sample

33Castle of Glass - Linkin Park Listen to sample

34The 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.
How is this #34.
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35Invisible Man - Joe Jackson Listen to sample

36One - Metallica
It's great song instrumentally and it depicts the horrifying effects war can have on a human being.
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37Crawling - Linkin Park Listen to sample

38Iris - 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
Love it with all my heart
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39Unthought Known - Pearl Jam Listen to sample

40American 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!
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41Never Too Late - Three Days Grace Listen to sample

42Because of You - Kelly Clarkson Listen to sample

43Lose 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.
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44I Come Alive - The Used Listen to sample

45Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Gene Autry
If you are a small little kid, you can still be helpful and be special in a way!
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
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46Too Much Love Will Kill You - Queen Listen to sample

47Right Where It Belongs - Nine Inch Nails Listen to sample

48The Rat - Dead Confederate Listen to sample

49Desolation 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.
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50Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen Listen to sample

51Human Nature - Michael Jackson Listen to sample

52Chelsea Smile - Bring Me the Horizon Listen to sample

53Stay - Rihanna
One of the very best
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54Hear Me Now - Hollywood Undead Listen to sample

55Redemption Song - Bob Marley
This song is great because it talks about the struggle that some people went through

56That Should Be Me - Justin Bieber
Such a good song. Ok goodbye
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57Drops 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.
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58Changes - 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.
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59Killing In the Name - Rage Against the Machine Listen to sample

60Down to Earth - Justin Bieber
"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


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61Skyfall - Adele
By Adele I love it
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62Demons - 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.
I have no idea why this song is so low in the list. Truly an amazing song.
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63It Can Wait - Illy Listen to sample

64Shelter 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.
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65Hey John, What's Your Name Again? - The Devil Wears Prada Listen to sample

66Outside - Hollywood Undead Listen to sample

67Ordinary World - Duran Duran Listen to sample

68Fiction - Avenged Sevenfold Listen to sample

69Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks Listen to sample

70Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who Listen to sample

71Tangled Up In Blue - Bob Dylan Listen to sample

72Figure 09 - Linkin Park Listen to sample

73Hero of War - Rise Against
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.
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74In 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
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75Same Love - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Such a touching, meaningful song
Changes a persons views, and to think a rapper put his career on the line to send this message out, so touching.
To see a rapper rap about a touchy subject like this, and do it well, is amazing. This song changed my views. On gay marriage.
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76Patterns - 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.
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77Secrets - OneRepublic
Absolutely amazing! One Republic put emotions into words in the best of ways
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78Will You Be There - Michael Jackson Listen to sample

79Zombie - 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
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80In My Life - The Beatles
Beautiful song, nice meaning.
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81The Light Behind Your Eyes - My Chemical Romance Listen to sample

82Ever After - Marianas Trench
My favourite band ever. Josh has been through so much and whenever I see them live, I can just see the pain in his eyes and can hear it when he sings certain songs. Lover Dearest and Skin and Bones should be here too.

83The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
If this is this far down the list that means that noonehas really stopped to disasemble the lyrics

" Hello darkness, my old friend..."
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84We've Had Enough - Michael Jackson Listen to sample

85Keep the Faith - Michael Jackson
So groovy yet has a lot of motivation in this song... Never gets old!
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86History - Michael Jackson Listen to sample

87The Weight - The Band Listen to sample

88When All Is Said and Done - ABBA
This is a musical rhapsody by ABBA filled with various emotions such as grief oozing out of it. It would be almost impossible for one not to sense the various emotions in this song that signifies the break-up of Benny Anderson and Anni-Frid. This was one of Abba's last masterpiece before its official break-up on December 1981 and at the same time, my favourite ABBA song.
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89Something In the Way - Nirvana Listen to sample

90Angel - Jackie Evancho Listen to sample

91Cry - Michael Jackson Listen to sample

92Sing for the Moment - Eminem Listen to sample

93The Lost Children - Michael Jackson Listen to sample

94Make It Stop (September's Children) - Rise Against
Relates with so many kids today and how awful people are to them
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95Pink Moon - Nick Drake Listen to sample

96Con Te Partiro - Andrea Bocelli Listen to sample

97Wind of Change - Scorpions Listen to sample

98All Kinds of Kinds - Miranda Lambert
This song's lyrics speak, they tell us how everyone is different, and that to keep the world going, they need to be that way.
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99Perfect Couple - Fozzey & Vanc

100I'm Against It - The Ramones
I love the style of Ramones songs.
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