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

2 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

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

I love this song the first time I listened to it.

Masterpiece and timeless.

First time listened to this song
Hmmm... Best song ever!
But what does the lyrics mean?
Eh... Owell its ausome

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!

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

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.

6 The Show Must Go On - Queen

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

7 Beautiful - Eminem

Love this song! It really makes you think

This song changed my life forever - Abhaybakshi

That's a really great song


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8 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


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.

10 November Rain - Guns N Roses

The Contenders

11 The Unforgiven - Metallica
12 Imagine - John Lennon

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

I adore the Beatles, but John Lennon, even alone, is one of the best in my book. This song just opens your eyes,and when you listen it puts you in a kid of trance. "Imagine" just opens your mind and imagination.

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13 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
14 Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles

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

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

16 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 love love love this song and movie both very good the song makes me want 2 cry!

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17 Hey You - Pink Floyd

Beautiful song.

18 Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath
19 Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth
20 Time - Pink Floyd



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

21 American Idiot - Green Day
22 Hurt - Johnny Cash
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

24 Day After Day - Badfinger
25 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!

26 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.

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27 Young - Hollywood Undead
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"...

29 Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin
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?...

31 It's All Understood - Jack Johnson
32 Jade Yek Tarafeh - Morteza Pashaei

I wish I could kiss your voice

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33 Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
34 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

35 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

36 Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol

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:'-)

37 No Surprises - Radiohead

Make me thinkin' about the whole world :'(

38 We Are All Made of Stars - Moby
39 Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
40 Express Yourself - Madonna
41 Time is Ticking Out - The Cranberies
42 You Only Live Once - Suicide Silence

This song is very meaningful it is saying you only have one shot at life so make sure you live it to the fullest

43 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

44 Runaway - Kanye West
45 Believe - Yellowcard
46 In This World - Moby
47 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.

48 American Pie - Don Mclean

This song definitely makes me think... - funnyuser

49 Dust In the Wind - Kansas

Amazing song. It has a very deep meaning

Deserves to be in the top 5

50 Everlong - Foo Fighters
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Top Remixes

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


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