Top Ten Songs That Make You Think

Out of the hundreds of millions of songs out there, which ones actually make you stop and think not only about your life, but about the rest of the world as well? Which ones make you ask the big questions and lose yourself in?

The Top Ten

1 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Ooo it really makes me wonder...

Just makes me think about life :) awesome song

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2 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

! I love this song!

Such a great combo between rock and thoughtful music

Favorite so good but yall ever heard pumped up kicks

This song is just brilliant. Musically, lyrically all while being perfectly executed by the band.

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3 To Believe - Jackie Evancho

Makes you think that there is hope for the world after all.

A young lady's song about appreciating what you have and trying to help those in need. Heartfelt and earnest. - BobG

Composed by Jackie's Uncle, a song with the most beautiful lyrics you will hear or see. Arranged by David Foster, this song will bring a tear to your eyes and warmth to your Heart... It describes the possibility of peace in the world, where no child suffers..

Jackie feels that one should believe in their dreams and pursue them. Believe in oneself and believe in the world around. Good will prevail!

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4 21 Guns - Green Day

When you hear that term, it breaks your heart. Someone has been torn from their family and friends without getting to say goodbye

Heck yes believe it it's here the best song in the world right here boys

I really like this song. - Minecraftcrazy530

It is a sing that can encourgae you to do somthing or to make you thing of memories or bad thing anything really.

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5 One - Metallica

Explains the horrors of war and what can happen to soldiers afterwards. Deep stuff. - Pacvader

Pacvader said it all. Excellent song the goes strong inside your heart.

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6 The Show Must Go On - Queen

It's especially powerful once you hear the story behind it. This was one of Freddie Mercury's last songs, and the recording was done on the first take because he didn't have it in him to do another one. Yet his voice sounded as strong as ever. The show must go on.

A classic by queen. Nobody is immune to this song, it's what everybody has to say at some point in their life

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7 Baba O'Riley - The Who

This song makes me think HARD. But then as always, due to the excitement at the end, I smile. - MontyPython

JUST YES

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8 Beautiful - Eminem

Love this song! It really makes you think

This song changed my life forever - Abhaybakshi

That's a really great song

It such a cool song

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9 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

I just remember sitting in my dorm room like it was yesterday, listening to this song and thinking about where I've been and where I'm going in life. There have been multiple times WYWH has provoked so much emotion it has brought me to tears. Beautiful song, perfectly orchestrated.

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The Newcomers

? (Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Öyster Cult

Makes me think about death. - JoLeKosovo

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? The Decline - NOFX

Definitely makes me think :
"And so we go, on with our lives
We know the truth, but prefer lies
Lies are simple, simple is bliss
Why go against tradition when we can
Admit defeat, live in decline
Be the victim of our own design
The status quo, built on suspect
Why would anyone stick out their neck? " - JoLeKosovo

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The Contenders

11 The Unforgiven - Metallica UListen to Sample
12 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden UListen to Sample
13 Imagine - John Lennon

Makes me think about life. - Userguy44

I LOVE this song, It makes me think about how the world is made, and who we really are.
This song should definitely be here, It rocks. Also, John Lennon's voice just makes it even more magical, The Beatles is my favourite band of all time, And John Lennon was in it, Until he got shot by a little darn cabbage head.

If everyone could just take a moment to consider these powerful words, then imagine what the world could truly be.
The world could use a change.
You can become that change in this world by being one of those few people who take a moment to consider the words of this song.

Love this one. If only everyone took a second to imagine what John says

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14 Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles

"All the lonely people, where do they all belong? "

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15 Numb - Linkin Park

Best song ever love it like hell

Rob Bailey and the Hustle Standard still top it.

It makes me think how crappy the band is

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16 Time - Pink Floyd

This should be like number 1

HOW IS THIS CLASSIC NOT ON THE LIST

Time

passing by
making me cry
flying away
I cannot stay
I am his slave
filling my grave
leaving me
letting me be
before anything's done
it's already gone

I thought of this while hearing time, by the way. - waldo

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17 Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath UListen to Sample
18 Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth UListen to Sample
19 Mad World - Michael Andrews

Well it's true; we do live in a mad, mad world

This song hits me in the core! Makes you stop and look around for a while, and at the same time takes you back to every surreal moment in your life.

This song takes you deeper into the hard times of life. It makes me think about what my point in life is. I love this song.

I listen to this song every night before I go to sleep and it just makes me think hard! I love it!

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20 Hey You - Pink Floyd

Beautiful song.

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21 American Idiot - Green Day UListen to Sample
22 Hurt - Johnny Cash UListen to Sample
23 The Bard's Song (In the Forest) - Blind Guardian

Tomorrow will take us away
Far from home
No one will ever know our names - Metal_Treasure

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24 Day After Day - Badfinger UListen to Sample
25 Man That You Fear - Marilyn Manson

Such a sad song. It describes what made Manson the way he is now. A man feared by society. Everyone should listen to this song before they die.

Story of Manson's life right here.

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26 Ready to Fall - Rise Against

Rise Against is one of my favorite bands, and they have tons of other phenomenal songs, but this one drives a nail through my heart when it reminds me how bad a shape our world is in especially the music video. Remember, we've got one planet, on chance.

"Now I'm standing on the rooftop ready to fall
I think I'm at the edge now but I could be wrong"

It really proves a point, we can't go on living like this or we will fall of that rooftoop!

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28 Survive - Rise Against

Another winner by Rise Against, with a chorus that could fuel your motives for a lifetime

Amazing, just amazing. Perfectly describes life. Amazing chorus, as well.

"Life for you, (who we are) has been less than kind
So take a number, (who we are) stand in line
We've all been sorry, (who we are) we've all been hurt
But how we survive, (who we are) is what makes us who we are"...

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29 Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin UListen to Sample
30 Drowned World / Substitute for Love - Madonna

The way we often run after our carriers, we forget all simple and at the same time the only real treasures - our family, people we love, beauty of this world... why don't we stop and look around?...

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31 It's All Understood - Jack Johnson UListen to Sample
32 Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol

yes

I literally love this song with all my heart. It made me cry, especially after a reacent breakup:( It makes you think so deeply, I wrecks your mind for answers that you know you will never find. You must listen to it, I'm obsessed:'-)

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33 Kashmir - Led Zeppelin UListen to Sample
34 Hero of War - Rise Against

What is really worth dying for. Or rather, is there anything worth killing for?

Man does this song get you good in the emotion category - Curti2594

The last verse hits so hard

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35 Jade Yek Tarafeh - Morteza Pashaei

I wish I could kiss your voice

There is someone for ever...
We miss you morteza..

He has exellent and wunderful voice. We love Morteza for ever.

36 Love Hurts - Nazareth

Just so you know, if your mind jumped to someone when you saw the song title, your either in love or out of luck

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37 Radioactive - Imagine Dragons UListen to Sample
38 Car Radio - Twenty One Pilots

Everything about this song makes you think. Its obviously not song about a car radio. there's a much deeper meaning

This song really makes you realise how a bit of silence can really make you think about your life

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39 No Surprises - Radiohead

Make me thinkin' about the whole world :'(

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40 Believe - Yellowcard UListen to Sample
41 Let Her Go - Passenger

True words..

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42 Ghost of Days Gone By - Alter Bridge UListen to Sample
43 Runaway - Kanye West UListen to Sample
44 We Are All Made of Stars - Moby UListen to Sample
45 Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve

"You're a slave to money till you die" and "I can't change, no I can't change." Beautiful song and beautiful violin, makes you think about the world. Some deep stuff.

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46 American Pie - Don Mclean

This song definitely makes me think... - funnyuser

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47 Dust In the Wind - Kansas

Amazing song. It has a very deep meaning

Deserves to be in the top 5

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48 Express Yourself - Madonna UListen to Sample
49 Time is Ticking Out - The Cranberies UListen to Sample
50 In This World - Moby UListen to Sample
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Top Remixes

1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
2. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
3. Numb - Linkin Park
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1. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
2. Baba O'Riley - The Who
3. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
MontyPython
1. The Show Must Go On - Queen
2. The Unforgiven - Metallica
3. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
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