Songs With The Best Lyrics


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101 Freewill - Rush

What the hell Rush has the best lyrics

102 Chiquitita - ABBA
103 I Just Want You - Ozzy Osbourne
104 Asleep and Dreaming - The Magnetic Fields
105 Will You Be There - Michael Jackson

One of my favourite songs ever, at least in my top 100. Great lyrics, beautiful 7 minute song

Gorgeous song - beautiful lyrics. Perfect arrangements.

106 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)

107 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.

108 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..!

109 Say It Right - Nelly Furtado
110 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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111 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

Great, haunting lyrics

112 Sorry - Madonna
113 Farther Away - Evanescence
114 Wonderwall - Oasis

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

115 U Can't Touch This - MC Hammer

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

116 Ain't No Reason - Brett Dennen

This song really makes you think about what the world really is, and what the real problems are. Also, the video is fantastic,

117 Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
118 Cambodia - Kim Wilde V 1 Comment
119 Where the Wild Roses Grow - Nick Cave
120 Redemption Song - Bob Marley
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