Songs With The Best Lyrics


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81 Halo - Beyonce Halo - Beyonce

This song is so amazing! My favorite Beyonce' song ever. It has so much power and the words are beautiful! I just love it! Should be further up!

Beautiful song... If you ever have built walls to protect yourself and later have it broken down by someone... Well this is your anthem!

Very touching, reaches some kind of divine stratosphere in my soul. Powerful enigmatic!

Too good both to hear n watch...

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82 Numb - Linkin Park Numb - Linkin Park

Can't you see that you're smothering me?
'holding to tightly,
Afraid to loose control,
Cause everything that you thought I would be
Is falling apart,
Right in front of you'
Brilliant, for anyone being compared to something bigger

There was a time when I used to hear this song dedicating it to my father...
Don't know what you're expecting of me
Put under the pressure of walking in your shoes...
Just love the lyrics

This song is immaculate very very good song

Should be in top 10

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83 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

Sometimes a guitar note inspires a song... Sometimes one word... In this case it was James talking to his girlfriend over the phone and that's when he got the idea for the beautiful intro and wrote one of their best songs... He even sung it beautifully... You'll be amazed if you listen to Master of Puppets or any song form "Kill "Em All" then listen to this.. Epic..37 cannot be... Not at all..

Nothing Else Matters...but getting this song to #1 it's the true meaning of an artist/band someone who can take just those famous simple notes from open strings and compose one of the most well known intros for a song in history this needs to be higher on this list or I've lost all hope.

Deserves to be top1. When you create such a song by talking to your girlfriend on the phone, there's nothing more beautifu.

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84 Haunted - Disturbed Haunted - Disturbed

Great song and the lyrics are not necessarily why people love it but they are why I love it

Wonderful song. Highly underrated.

So underrated band and lyrics too! - nooreldeen

85 Under Pressure - David Bowie & Queen Under Pressure - David Bowie & Queen
86 Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz V 1 Comment
87 Freewill - Rush Freewill - Rush

What the hell Rush has the best lyrics

88 Beautiful Disaster - 311 Beautiful Disaster - 311
89 A Complete History of the Soviet Union Through the Eyes of a Humble Worker - Pig with the Face of a Boy A Complete History of the Soviet Union Through the Eyes of a Humble Worker - Pig with the Face of a Boy

Never heard of this before, but just listened to it and I have to admit it is pretty great :

90 Nightswimming - Rem Nightswimming - Rem
91 Chiquitita - ABBA Chiquitita - ABBA
92 Because of You - Kelly Clarkson Because of You - Kelly Clarkson

I hear this and think of my dad.
I can see everything about him in this song.
Kelly Clarkson is the best singer to have ever come off a talent show!
Should be in the top 3 with I'm Ok-Christina Aguilera and Somewhere only we know-Keane

I really really love this song. Kelly is my idol and I love her voice

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93 Will You Be There - Michael Jackson Will You Be There - Michael Jackson

Gorgeous song - beautiful lyrics. Perfect arrangements.

94 Desolation Row - Bob Dylan Desolation Row - Bob Dylan

I'm so happy because so many have voted Desolation Row. It's definitely the best song ever written and I bet everyone who's listened to it know what I mean. The only lyrics that can compete with this one are some of Bob Dylans other songs like "It's alright ma" and "Mr Tambourine Man". Man In The Mirror is really good too, but you can't compare it to songs written by songwriters like Bob Dylan and Neil Young.

What's most depressing from this list is that "One" is 10th. I love the song, but the lyrics are just like in any other rock song. These kids who play Guitar Hero and say they're 13 years old and special because they love Metallica shouldn't really be allowed to vote here.

I just can't believe this is 17 on the list and "Linkin Park" is on number 9, No one, absolutely no one, comes close to Bob when it comes to lyrics, this one is incredible, It's Alright Ma should be on number 1 though, that's the nirvana of songwriters to me, every time you write lyrics you're on the shadow of that song...

Damn you Michael Jackson. This is the best lyrical song ever.
(Well, that I have heard anyway. I'm sure there's better ones I have yet to hear)

95 Lateralus - Tool

The lyrics are there to confuse the meaning of the song. Since the time signatures were kinda messy (they used the Fibonacci sequence), they basically wanted the entire song to be messy. They change the meaning of the song every verse, going from open-mindedness to leaving things behind and killing yourself by over thinking, then nonsense afterwards. This song got rated as the best 21st century metal performance for a very good reason. - MKBeast

Such a complexive song.This belongs in top 10 easily.! Greatest song lyrics ever written in 21st century..!

96 Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones

How is this not number one? It has the best lyrics ever written? How is it number 238? Its blasphemy! - Alpha101

The plot twist in these lyrics is amazing

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97 Ooveru Pookalume - K.S. Chithra

Tamil songs. Very good song, Talks about nature an how humans react.

Wonderful lyrics. vazhga Tamil. ! Proud to be a Tamilan! Visual will bring tears in your eyes.

98 Wonderwall - Oasis Wonderwall - Oasis

When you listen to it with its music, its just heavenly...

99 Barbie Girl - Aqua Barbie Girl - Aqua

This is a very cheeky song! Love this when I was younger haha!

This lyrics really gets me and is so underrated. Should be way up on the list. "I'm a barbie girl in a barbie world..." Just let it sink in...
Soundtrack of my life.

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100 U Can't Touch This - MC Hammer U Can't Touch This - MC Hammer

"Stay in school! " That's a good message from a rap song.

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