Top 10 Most Meaningful Songs

This list is based off of pure meaning and lyric's that go deep into your soul.

The Top Ten

1 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.

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It shows what we can do, what the world could be! He poured his heart into this, no doubt.

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2 How 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.

What is this when I search for music it came. But music does not exist no link nothing

Not only is this song catchy, it means a lot. I'd definitely recommend to anyone who hasn't heard it yet, that they should listen to it!

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3 Stairway 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.

Listen to it when drawing

Demi lovato should have died, change my mind.

Very good lyrics

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4 Skyscraper - 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! :)!

I'v been a fan of Demi since I was 4 years old. This song has always moved me and made me feel like I mean something to the world. It makes me feel like everybody and everything has a purpose.

This song is so deep and meaningful!

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5 Man 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"

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!

Biggest of the gay

A message a meaningful message

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6 Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day

Yes please. This song is so true. If you just don't know what to do and you're walking down the path of destiny with no one to guide you, no one beside you and you're lost, then this song is for you. When you lose hope and everything seems to be going wrong, listen to this song and you'll relate. You'll know you're not alone, that there are people who understand out there. Who knows, maybe someday you'll find someone who understand you and accept you for who you are. That is what this song stands for, what it preaches. And it doesn't hurt that the beat and tune of this song are addicting. I love this song so much. It deserves a much higher ranking.

Absolutely, very powerful piece

Yes this definitely deserves it place in the top 10... but why not top 5?

I mean it's Green Day... and this is definitely one of there best songs. Lyrical depth that really puts in words the feeling of being lost in life alone and confused not knowing where to go or what to do. It's a song that I feel everyone can relate to at least a little bit at some point in their life and that really comes with a sense of understanding. It's just a good song that is great to listen to at any time. 10 out of 10 for sure. If you haven't listened to it you need to.

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7 Radioactive - Imagine Dragons

Radioactive is a great song. Very relatable. Imagine Dragons is an underrated band. They incorporate so much meaning into their songs. In this song, the meaning is loud and clear. And the way they've presented it and the dark yet somewhat upbeat rhythm compliments the song well. One of the songs I like best by them is Monster. Now that should be in the Top 10 of this list. Like the line 'If I told you what I was, would you turn your back on me? ' and the paragraph

'Can I clear my conscience, if I'm different from the rest/Do I have to run and hide? /I never said that I want this/ This burden came to me/ And it's made its home inside.

And their beats and rhythm and overall vibe is just so great. I like how much meaning is put into the lyrics, that's what I like best about this band.

This is a good song

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!

This song is awesome!

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8 Wings - 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 just so meaningful, you really have to listen and shut everyone out to be able to understand what he means

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 Because 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

The very first time I listened to this song, I was also watching the video. I cried. This song is so emotional and it shows just how screwed up society has become. I think this song should've been more up on the list.

Amazing song so meainingful

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9 Hell 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 expressive band and all their songs have some type of meaning behind them and if you look past all the "emo" and "screamo" parts you will see the beauty behind it all and if you have no idea who they are you are missing out on a lot of good and meaningful songs. PiRcE 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.

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.

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10 Angel - Jackie Evancho

Sarah may have performed it first, but Jackie owns this song now. Play the two different versions against each other on youtube and you'll know it's true.

Pretty heavy stuff for the young lady but she melts your heart when she sings it. - BobG

This is not her song. It is from the soundtrack of "City of Angels." The song was performed by Sarah McLachlan. - sray

Certainly one of the greatest covers ever done.

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

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The Newcomers

? No Tears Left to Cry - Ariana Grande
? 7 Rings - Ariana Grande

The Contenders

11 Family Portrait - Pink

This is a song that I love

This really talks about the struggles in a family that clearly doesn't love anymore. Very touching.

This is a very emotional song about families and arguments between parents
I'm sure it will relate to a lot of people

When I listened to the lyrics of this song, it made me cry. I have been going through similar issues, my parents constantly fighting, and it's clear that don't love each other anymore. My brothers and I are the only thing keeping them together and I just want to be a happy family again.

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12 2 Become 1 - Spice Girls

Heck yeah bros

its great

13 We are the World - Michael Jackson

One of the most meaningful song I've ever listening to

This song truly makes me feel that God is up above there in heaven. Michael was an instrument of nature, a prophet in music. He even said that he remembers praying to God and thanking him for putting this wonderful melody in his head. This song proves that love conquers all, and that it is "the greatest gift of all."

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

It's one of the most excellent songs of the King of Pop :0

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14 About You Now - Miranda Cosgrove

Exccusesese, me it does let you listen you're just not smart

It wont even let melisten

15 Somewhere - Jackie Evancho

At age 14 Jackie sang "Somewhere" at the National Memorial Day concert in DC. It was a poignant and profound performance that left many in tears. - BobG

16 What a Wonderful World - Jackie Evancho

This has touched my heart

Crazy inspiring

17 Someday - Jackie Evancho

Jackie sings an optimistic song backed up by a children's choir. Available as a bonus track on the Special Edition of "Dream With Me." - BobG

It is relatable!


me too

18 Hero - Enrique Iglesias

It's a really really good song

Tis great, really inspiring and motivational

This is my favorite song. It's my song for my father, who died a while back, and this song helped me get through it. If you're going through a rough time, you should listen to this song because it will help you get through things.

I love him love his every words of this songs.. Really awesome and the most romantic one

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19 Seize 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... - sam117

Time is the only thief we can get justice against. This song taught me to SEIZE THE DAY

Meant to say amazing

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20 Second and Sebring - of Mice& Men

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.

This song is so relatable due to my grandma dying and my first tattoo will the '&' with the lyrics 'this is not what it is only baby scars, I need your love like a boy needs his mothers side' on my leg over my scars. My grandma was like my mother.

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.

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.

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21 Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen


So meaningful!

I love this song

How is this so low down?

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22 Mrs. Potato Head - Melanie Martinez

It's a wonderful song and has such a strong and powerful meaning. It relates to our society today and teaches that you shouldn't get plastic surgery!

Okay, so this song. WOW. It has some meaning behind it. "Kids forever baby soft skin turns into leather don't be dramatic it's only some plastic no one will love you if you're unattractive" Dang, that's heavy. Okay like it's true, and by the way her whole album "Crybaby" is AWESOME! Highly recommended both this song and the whole album.

I have been listening to this song for years and every song of hers uses a child toy or game or something like that and puts a really deep meaning into it.

A very meaningful song that really applies to our society today, and makes an impact.

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23 Kristy, Are You Doing Okay? - The Offspring

I can't BELIEVE that this isn't in top 10! This song is beautiful and amazing in so many ways. Very meaningful and got me through a lot, just listen to the lyrics and you'll see what I mean. This song is very Powerful and me and my family sing this song together over and over! IT'S AMAZING! Top 10 please!

Extremely powerful song, beautiful lyrics and only more amazing when you know the story behind it

Something that makes you think..

Wow... the story behind this song... extremely deep song, this should be higher up the list.

24 Clocks - Coldplay

A beautiful song with lyrics that are more than skin deep... With hidden meanings and a melody that is hauntingly beautiful, this song should be higher up on the list

Mesmerizing, beautiful piece of artwork

25 'Til Summer Comes Around - Keith Urban
26 Goner - Twenty Øne Pilots

I'm a goner
Somebody catch my breath
I'm a goner
Somebody catch my breath

I wanna be known
By you
I wanna be known
By you

I'm a goner
Somebody catch my breath
I'm a goner
Somebody catch my breath

I wanna be known
By you
I wanna be known
By you

Though I'm weak
And beaten down
I'll slip away
Into the sound

The ghost of you
Is close to me
I'm inside out
You're underneath

I've got two faces
Blurry's the one I'm not
I've got two faces
Blurry's the one I'm not

I need your help to
Take him out
I need your help to
Take him out

Though I'm weak
And beaten down
I'll slip away
Into the sound

The ghost of you
Is close to me
I'm inside out
You're underneath

Though I'm weak
And beaten down
I'll slip away
Into the sound

The ghost of you
Is close to me
I'm inside out
You're underneath

Don't let me be ...more


A lot of emotion has gone into this song, I dearly wish it was higher on the list, way higher than Icarly or Rudolph the red nosed reindeer. Every time I listen to this song, the lyrics and Tyler Joseph's gets me

This song has a lot of meaning to me and plenty others. It gives purpose to many people and without it I don't know where I and a few others would be today.

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27 Numb - Linkin Park

I love this song I could listen to this song over and over.

This is a incredible song which deserves to be higher upon this list.

This song perfectly encapsulates the feeling of not living up to other people's expectations and thinking you're not good enough. Personally, I've been pushed so hard and it always seems as if the dreams my parents have for me are their own. I want to pursue music and my parents want me to focus on academia. Listening to this song helps me realize that I'm not the only one who's gone through this and it gives me strength to do what I want for myself rather than what others want from me.

For me Linkin Park songs are the meaningful song I've ever heard

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28 Fiction - Avenged Sevenfold

Last words written and sang by the man called Jimmy O�'Sullivan before he died. Respect

29 Beautiful Soul - Jesse McCartney
30 If Everyone Cared - Nickelback

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. "

Oh my gosh, I love this song! I recently heard a song by Nickelback on Pandora, and it took me back to when I was young. It's depressing how the best bands with real messages in their songs aren't on the radio anymore. That includes Nickelback, The Fray, Daughtry, and LIfehouse. There are a lot more though.

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

This one means a lot to me because can you think of all the things that people just shrug off in the world? Imagine is definitely first but I think this is a second

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31 Into the Sky - Black Tide
32 Lose Yourself - Eminem

Genius in every way. How is this #32? Definitely deserves top ten if not number one.
Eminem is a lyrical genius and he sure does know how to bring a song together.

Very good song


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

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33 Swing Life Away - Rise Against

This song has helped me through times in my life where I felt worthless and like continuing day by day was pointless. I mean, you're born, you go to school to get a job, you get a job to pay for retirement, you spend a decade doing stuff you should have done when you were younger and then you die. You get buried and then digested by worms and fungus. It all seemed hopeless. Then I heard this and it made me feel stronger. It pushed me through the block in my life and should definitely be in the top 10.

Just amazing

34 A Match Into Water - Pierce the Veil

This song is actually about Vic Fuentes' ex girlfriend but a lot of people love the first few sentences. It talks about scars on someone's skin. Now this could be seen as from after a operation or from self harm. Vic anyways shows that you are still beautiful and he doesn't want to loose you.

This truly is such a beautiful song, it has helped me so much when I'm feeling unimaginably depressed, the artists have put so much feeling and honesty into this song along with every other song they have made Pierce The Veil has honeslty helped me through so much.

Amazing song, the lyrics are so pure and raw. There's no sugar coating, excellent musicians.

I always cry when listening to this

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35 Open Fields of Grace - Jackie Evancho


This is a beautiful song about love that lasts forever, featuring soaring vocals by then-14-year-old Jackie. From the album "Awakening." - BobG

36 Earth Song - Michael Jackson

We gotta stop killing things.. And thatz what the song is all about...

Level of awesomeness is at its apex!

I really love this song... All my playlists have this song.

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.

The worst part is the fact that we DO know what we are doing, and have done, yet we don't stop.

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37 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

The definition of a classic, beautiful and meaningful song

38 Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds
39 Changes - 2Pac

its cool

You don't have to have the same background as Tupac to appreciate the narrative he creates. His lyrics dropkick you to the scene of his frustration. Looking at both the internal and external causes of the issues he wars against, makes this song approachable regardless of your political affiliation. There's something in this song for everyone.

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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40 The Unforgiven - Metallica
41 Blood Brothers - Iron Maiden

R.I.P mr harris

42 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

I don't know the meaning can someone tell me it? - XxembermasterxX

Seeing Bohemian Rhapsody at Number 37 just makes me displeased. It should be higher. - Gehenna

Bohemian is easily one of the best classic rock songs of all time and, quite possibly, one of the best songs of all time. It might be just me, but if you listen to this song with Freddie Mercury's sexuality in mind and the fact that this was in 1975, it really seems like a story about his struggles. This song deserves to be at least in the top ten.

It good

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43 Can 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.

This song is about admitting you have a problem. Admitting something's wrong. Oliver Sykes, the lead singer, had to admit that he had a problem with drugs. Some teens have to admit this too and some have to admit they have a mental problem. That is why this song is meaningfull.

The part with, "I'm scared to get close, and I hate being alone" just makes me want to cry.

Deep meaning behind the song, honestly a great song that can save lives.

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44 Butterfly - Mariah Carey

"A beautiful song that carries a message that if you truly love someone, you will do what's best for them, even if it's letting them go"

45 One - Metallica

Best anti-war song ever! - Userguy44

Make it at the top 10!

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

46 Us Against the World - Play

An underrated early 2000s teen pop gem

47 Child in Time - Deep Purple

it sucks

Its about Vietnam War. But I think there is really some deep meaning in it. - zxm

48 All 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.

I love this song so much. Most people just pass over the country artists but this is worth listening to. Love you Miranda

49 Because of You - Kelly Clarkson

I love this song! So meaningful when you listen to the lyrics!

Very meaningful should be number 1

50 Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

It looks sexual

I like this song


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Top Remixes (16)

1. Angel - Jackie Evancho
2. Somewhere - Jackie Evancho
3. Someday - Jackie Evancho
1. Fiction - Avenged Sevenfold
2. Seize the Day - Avenged Sevenfold
3. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
1. Imagine - John Lennon
2. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
3. Time - Pink Floyd

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