Best Songs About Time

Could be about time going by quick, slow, someone getting older.

The Top Ten

1 Time - Pink Floyd

"And then one day you find 10 years have got behind you, no one told you when to run" - BrianScott01

Time is even called "Time," so it is definitely about time.

Not a single song on this list comes close to this masterpiece. David Gilmour's assertive and aggressive voice along with Rick Wright's smooth, soft and wise voice make this song an incredible piece of genius.

The lyrics reflect the album's concept and builds it's own theme about time. The guitar work is nothing short of exceptional and the guitar solo is the icing on the top. There is a reason why this is the third most selling album of all time.

Positively depressing.

2 Cats In the Cradle - Harry Chapin

About his son getting old quick, one of the best songs of all time. - BrianScott01

3 Old Man - Neil Young

Tells a story about Neil getting old. "I've been first and last, look at how the time goes past" - BrianScott01

4 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian

One of the best songs I have ever heard. Truly impressive musicianship. And it's a new song, 2010. - Metal_Treasure

Absoulte Masterpiece - christangrant

5 Night Moves - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

Basically about Bob changing over the years. - BrianScott01

6 When I Was Young - The Animals

Another one about getting old. Says how easier life was when Eric was young. - BrianScott01

7 In My Life - The Beatles
8 The Times They Are A-Changin' - Bob Dylan

The title pretty much says it all. - BrianScott01

9 Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell
10 Only Time - Enya

Its about time basically knowing everything. Lyrics are wonderful. - BrianScott01

A simple question, a deep answer

The Newcomers

? Wheel in the Sky - Journey

The Contenders

11 Forever Young - Bob Dylan
12 It Was a Very Good Year - Frank Sinatra
13 Caught Somewhere in Time - Iron Maiden


14 Time Travellers - Riverside

This one is a very beautiful tune. - Metal_Treasure

15 Time - Lionel Richie

About time being wasted. - BrianScott01

16 Father Time - Stratovarius
17 The Bold Arrow of Time - Tame Impala

Has hardely any lyrics but they are, "Overhead ether flow, moment, colors run,
time so slow, slow. I've never seen the arrow of time fly so low. And time flows on." - BrianScott01

18 Time in a Bottle - Jim Croce

I love this song!

19 Same Old Lang Syne - Dan Fogelberg
20 Two Minutes to Midnight - Iron Maiden
21 The Way We Were - Barbara Streisand
22 Time is on My Side - The Rolling Stones
23 At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian

"Now as my time's passing by
What am I waiting for?
Who'll grant me wings to fly? And will I have another try?
'Cause I would not miss my moment again
Yes, I would not miss my moment my friend". - Metal_Treasure

24 Fly Like an Eagle - Steve Miller Band
25 Time Has Come Today - The Chambers Brothers
26 Time - The Alan Parsons Project

Really sad song, about time flowing even after the worst of things. "Who knows when we shall meet again, if ever, but time keeps flowing like a river." - BrianScott01

27 Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? - Chicago
28 Time - Anastacia
29 Verschwende deine Zeit - Silbermond
30 Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
31 Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
32 Once In a Lifetime - Talking Heads
33 Clocks - Coldplay
34 Longview - Green Day
35 Out of Time - Blur

This song is so cool - Lotuscandy

36 Time Stand Still - Rush
37 Days Go by (Acoustic) - Dirty Vegas

The most known version of this song by Dirty Vegas is a House music track (which I recommand too) but the acoustic version focuses more on the lyrics. - Lotuscandy

38 4 Minutes - Madonna
39 Wasted Years - Iron Maiden

Well its about Time Travel I think - christangrant

40 Foreplay / Long Time - Boston
41 Out of Time Man - Mano Negra

Mano Negra was a french alternative rock band (active between 1987 and 1995) fronted by Manu Chao, which was one of my favorites french bands. - Lotuscandy

42 Childhood's End - Pink Floyd
43 Time - Real Estate
44 Earth Song - Michael Jackson

A song about evoloution through time

45 Everything Changes - Pokémon
46 Better in Time - Leona Lewis
47 Hung Up - Madonna
48 Forever Young - Alphaville
49 Spend Some Time - Eminem
50 7 Years - Lukas Graham

This song shows his life going by year after year.

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