82 Songs About Birds (Pop, Rap & More)

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82 Songs About Birds (Pop, Rap & More)

I. Country Songs About Birds

1. Leaving on a Jet Plane by John Denver

Artist: John Denver
Album: John Denver Sings
Year: 1966

The song is about a person who is leaving on a jet plane and is unsure if they will ever return. The person is saying goodbye to their loved ones and is telling them not to cry.

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2. The Bird by Charlie Parker

Artist: Charlie Parker
Album:
Year:

The song is about a bird that is trying to find its way home. The bird is lost and doesn’t know where to go. The song is about the bird’s journey and how it eventually finds its way home.

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3. By the Time I Get to Phoenix by Glen Campbell

Artist: Glen Campbell
Album: By the Time I Get to Phoenix
Year:

The song is about a man who is leaving his lover and going to Phoenix. He is telling her that he will be thinking of her and hoping that she will be thinking of him. He is hoping that she will be waiting for him when he gets there.

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II. Christian Songs About Birds

1. Wings of a Dove by Ferlin Husky

Artist: Ferlin Husky
Album:
Year:

The song is about a man who is in love with a woman who is in love with someone else. The man is trying to convince the woman to leave her current lover and be with him instead.

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2. Fly Like a Bird by Ken Canedo

Artist: Ken Canedo
Album:
Year:

The song ‘Fly Like a Bird’ is about the feeling of freedom that comes with being able to fly. The lyrics describe the sensation of flying high above the world, looking down on the beauty of nature. The song speaks to the human desire to be free and to experience the world in a new and different way.

3. Birds by Anna Golden

Artist: Anna Golden
Album: Birds
Year: 2020

The song “Birds by Anna Golden” is about a girl who is trying to find her place in the world. She is searching for something to believe in, and she turns to the birds for guidance. The birds tell her to keep searching and to never give up.

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4. Free As A Bird by Rend Collective

Artist: Rend Collective
Album: As Family We Go
Year: 2015

The song is about being free from the past and living in the present. It is about being free from worry and stress, and living in the moment.

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5. If I Was a Bird by Mission House

Artist: Mission House
Album: Live From Raleigh
Year: 2022

The song is about a person who wishes they were a bird so they could fly away and be free. They imagine what it would be like to soar through the sky and feel the wind in their feathers. The song is about longing for freedom and escape.

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6. Sweet By and By with Lyrics Sung by Bird Youmans by BirdYoumans

Artist: BirdYoumans
Album:
Year:

The song starts with the lyrics “In the sweet by and by, we shall meet on that beautiful shore.” The lyrics talk about how we will all meet again in heaven and how we should live our lives in preparation for that day. The song is a reminder that even though we are all going to die, we will be reunited in the end.

7. The Birds Upon the Treetops by Wee Sing

Artist: Wee Sing
Album: Wee Sing More Bible Songs
Year: 2011

The song is about birds flying in the sky and sitting on the treetops. They are free to fly wherever they want and they are happy.

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8. Fly Like a Bird by Ken Canedo, Jesse Manibusan

Artist: Ken Canedo, Jesse Manibusan
Album: Love Never Fails
Year: 2003

“Fly Like a Bird” is a song about the beauty of nature and the freedom of flight. It encourages listeners to spread their wings and soar like birds. The lyrics are uplifting and inspirational, and the music is upbeat and positive. This song is perfect for a day spent outdoors, or anytime you need a little motivation to chase your dreams.

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III. Latest Songs About Birds

1. Rockin’ Robin by Leon René, Bobby Day, Clyde McPhatter

Artist: Leon René, Bobby Day, Clyde McPhatter
Album:
Year:

“Rockin’ Robin” is a song written by Leon René, Bobby Day, and Clyde McPhatter. The song was originally recorded by Bobby Day in 1958 and was a top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song has been covered by many artists, including Michael Jackson, who recorded a version of the song in 1972.

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2. Bird Set Free by Sia

Artist: Sia
Album: This Is Acting
Year: 2016

The song is about being free from your past and living in the present. It is about being free from your fears and living your life to the fullest.

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3. Bluebird by Miranda Lambert

Artist: Miranda Lambert
Album: Wildcard
Year: 2019

“Bluebird” is a song by American singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert. It was released on February 16, 2021, as the lead single from her upcoming eighth studio album, The Marfa Tapes. The song was written by Lambert, Jack Ingram, and Jon Randall. “Bluebird” is a country ballad with a simple acoustic instrumentation. The song’s lyrics address the struggles of life and the hope for a better tomorrow.

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4. Birds by Imagine Dragons

Artist: Imagine Dragons
Album: Origins
Year: 2018

The song is about a person who is struggling with their mental health and is trying to cope with their thoughts. The song is about how the person is feeling like they are being suffocated by their own thoughts and how they are struggling to find a way to escape.

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5. House Wren by Owl City

Artist: Owl City
Album: Cinematic
Year: 2018

The song is about a house wren that Owl City’s character sees outside his window. He’s never seen one up close before, and he’s fascinated by it. He watches it build a nest and raise its young, and he’s filled with a sense of wonder at the natural world.

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6. Birdsongs by Bird Sounds, Nature Bird Sounds, Bird Sounds 2016

Artist: Bird Sounds, Nature Bird Sounds, Bird Sounds 2016
Album: Relaxing Bird Sounds for Babies Deep Sleep
Year: 2020

The song is a collection of bird sounds from various species of birds.

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7. How Shall A Sparrow Fly by Ryan Bingham

Artist: Ryan Bingham
Album: Hostiles (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Year: 2018

The song is about a man who is struggling to find his place in the world. He is searching for meaning and purpose, but feels lost and alone. He wonders how he can ever hope to find his way when he feels like a small and insignificant bird. The song is a beautiful and moving expression of hope and faith, and the belief that even the smallest creature can find its way in the world.

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8. Chasing Birds by Foo Fighters

Artist: Foo Fighters
Album: Medicine at Midnight
Year: 2021

The song is about a person who is struggling to find their place in the world and is chasing after something that they can’t quite catch. The song is about the feeling of longing and frustration that comes with it.

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9. Eagle Birds by The Black Keys

Artist: The Black Keys
Album: Let’s Rock
Year: 2019

The song is about flying high and being free like an eagle. The Black Keys are a rock band from Akron, Ohio.

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IV. Rock Songs About Birds

1. Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles

Artist: The Beatles
Album: Abbey Road
Year: 1969

The song is about the hope that comes with the arrival of springtime.

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2. Birds by Coldplay

Artist: Coldplay
Album: A Head Full of Dreams
Year: 2015

The song is about a person who is struggling with their mental health and feeling like they are trapped. The person is looking for a way to escape and find freedom.

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3. Karma Police by Radiohead

Artist: Radiohead
Album:
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Karma Police is a song by Radiohead about a society controlled by an oppressive force that punishes people for their bad deeds. The song is critical of the government and its use of force to control the people.

4. Birds by Trace

Artist: Trace
Album:
Year:

“Birds” is a song by Trace, a band from the United States. The song is about the feeling of freedom that comes with being able to fly. The lyrics talk about how birds can go anywhere they want and how they are not held down by the same things that humans are. The song is upbeat and has a positive message.

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5. Birds by Imagine Dragons

Artist: Imagine Dragons
Album: Origins
Year: 2018

The song is about a person who is struggling with their mental health and is trying to cope with their thoughts. The song is about how the person is feeling like they are being suffocated by their own thoughts and how they are struggling to find a way to escape.

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6. Blackbird by The Beatles

Artist: The Beatles
Album: The Beatles
Year: 1968

The song is about a blackbird that is trapped and trying to escape. The bird is a symbol for the black people who are struggling to be free.

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7. I’m Like a Bird by Nelly Furtado

Artist: Nelly Furtado
Album: Whoa, Nelly!
Year: 2000

The song is about a young woman who is in love and is trying to figure out what she wants to do with her life. She is like a bird who is free to fly wherever she wants and she is not sure if she wants to stay in one place or keep moving.

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8. When Doves Cry by Prince

Artist: Prince
Album: Purple Rain
Year: 1984

The song is about a failed relationship. The lyrics talk about how the person regrets what happened and how they are left feeling empty.

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9. Fly, Robin, Fly by Silver Convention

Artist: Silver Convention
Album:
Year:

The song is about a bird who is learning to fly. The lyrics encourage the bird to keep trying and not give up.

10. Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley

Artist: Jeff Buckley
Album: Grace
Year: 1994

The song is a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”, with Buckley’s own arrangement and interpretation. The lyrics praise God and express a deep spiritual connection. Buckley’s vocals are emotive and soulful, backed by simple instrumentation. The song has become a cult classic, and is widely considered one of the best cover songs of all time.

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11. Surfin’ Bird by The Trashmen

Artist: The Trashmen
Album:
Year:

The song is about a bird that loves to surf.

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12. Birdhouse in Your Soul by They Might Be Giants

Artist: They Might Be Giants
Album: Flood
Year: 1990

The song is about a birdhouse that is in the singer’s soul. The birdhouse is a metaphor for the singer’s imagination. The song is about the power of the imagination and how it can take the singer to places that they have never been before.

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13. I Like Birds by Eels

Artist: Eels
Album: Daisies of the Galaxy
Year: 2000

The song is about a person who likes birds because they represent freedom. The lyrics talk about how the person likes to watch birds fly and how they make the person feel free.

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14. Bird Set Free by Sia

Artist: Sia
Album: This Is Acting
Year: 2016

The song is about being free from your past and living in the present. It is about being free from your fears and living your life to the fullest.

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15. Vultures by John Mayer

Artist: John Mayer
Album: Try!
Year: 2005

The song is about a break-up and how the person who is now free feels like a vulture waiting to swoop in and take advantage of the other person.

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V. Rap Songs About Birds

1. Birds by Migos

Artist: Migos
Album: No Label 2
Year: 2014

The song is about the rappers’ success and how they are living the high life. They boast about their wealth and how they are able to enjoy the finer things in life.

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2. Angry Birds Rap by JT Machinima

Artist: JT Machinima
Album: Want It All
Year: 2015

The song ‘Angry Birds Rap by JT Machinima’ is a rap song about the popular video game, Angry Birds. The song talks about the different characters in the game and how they are used to defeat the enemy pigs.

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3. The Bird by Anderson .Paak

Artist: Anderson .Paak
Album: Malibu
Year: 2016

The Bird is a song by Anderson .Paak in which he speaks about how society tells African Americans to “act like a duck” and “take it all in stride” in order to succeed. He talks about how this pressure can be overwhelming and lead to self-doubt. He ultimately encourages listeners to stay true to themselves and not let anyone else control their lives.

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4. Caged Bird by Alicia Keys

Artist: Alicia Keys
Album: Songs in A Minor
Year: 2001

“Caged Bird” is a song by Alicia Keys about the struggles of living life as a black woman in America. The song is based on a poem by Maya Angelou, and it speaks to the experience of being trapped by societal expectations and expectations. The song is about the strength it takes to break free from these expectations, and the hope that comes with finally being free.

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5. Pigeons by Lil Wayne

Artist: Lil Wayne
Album:
Year:

In the song, Lil Wayne talks about how he used to shoot pigeons for fun when he was younger. He reflects on how he would do it for hours, and how it was one of his favorite things to do. He also talks about how he regrets doing it now, and how he wishes he could take it back.

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6. Wings by Macklemore

Artist: Macklemore
Album:
Year:

The song is about the strength that comes from overcoming difficult times. It is about how we all have wings, but sometimes we need to be reminded of that fact. The song is about how we can all fly if we just remember that we have wings.

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7. Bird Set Free by Sia

Artist: Sia
Album: This Is Acting
Year: 2016

The song is about being free from your past and living in the present. It is about being free from your fears and living your life to the fullest.

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8. Bird Song by M.I.A.

Artist: M.I.A.
Album: AIM
Year: 2016

M.I.A.’s “Bird Song” is a haunting, ethereal track that reflects on the singer’s feelings of loneliness and isolation. The song’s lyrics are written in a stream-of-consciousness style, and they hint at an underlying sense of desperation and despair. The song’s production is sparse, featuring only a few atmospheric synths and percussion elements. “Bird Song” is a deeply personal track that showcases M.I.A.’s vulnerability and emotional honesty.

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9. When Doves Cry by Prince

Artist: Prince
Album: Purple Rain
Year: 1984

The song is about a failed relationship. The lyrics talk about how the person regrets what happened and how they are left feeling empty.

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10. I’m Like a Bird by Nelly Furtado

Artist: Nelly Furtado
Album: Whoa, Nelly!
Year: 2000

The song is about a young woman who is in love and is trying to figure out what she wants to do with her life. She is like a bird who is free to fly wherever she wants and she is not sure if she wants to stay in one place or keep moving.

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VI. R&B Songs About Birds

1. Bluebird by Sara Bareilles

Artist: Sara Bareilles
Album: Kaleidoscope Heart
Year: 2010

The song is about a bluebird that has flown away and the singer is trying to find it. The singer is asking the bluebird to come back, but it seems to be gone for good.

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2. Fly Like an Eagle by Seal

Artist: Seal
Album: Space Jam
Year: 1996

The song Fly Like an Eagle by Seal is about having the strength and courage to pursue your dreams. It is a motivational song that encourages listeners to never give up on themselves. The song also speaks to the power of unity and working together to achieve goals.

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3. Fly Away by Lenny Kravitz

Artist: Lenny Kravitz
Album: 5
Year: 1998

The song is about leaving everything behind and starting anew. It talks about how sometimes we need to let go of our past in order to move forward. The chorus repeats the phrase “fly away” which could symbolize letting go of what’s holding us back.

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4. Blackbird by The Beatles

Artist: The Beatles
Album: The Beatles
Year: 1968

The song is about a blackbird that is trapped and trying to escape. The bird is a symbol for the black people who are struggling to be free.

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5. I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston

Artist: Whitney Houston
Album:
Year:

The song is about a woman who is leaving her lover and she tells him that she will always love him. She says that she will always love him no matter what he does or where he goes.

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6. On the Wings of Love by Jeffrey Osborne

Artist: Jeffrey Osborne
Album: Jeffrey Osborne
Year: 1982

The song is about the feeling of being in love and how it can make you feel like you’re flying. It’s a happy, upbeat song that talks about the joys of being in love.

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7. The Bird by Anderson .Paak

Artist: Anderson .Paak
Album: Malibu
Year: 2016

The Bird is a song by Anderson .Paak in which he speaks about how society tells African Americans to “act like a duck” and “take it all in stride” in order to succeed. He talks about how this pressure can be overwhelming and lead to self-doubt. He ultimately encourages listeners to stay true to themselves and not let anyone else control their lives.

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8. Caged Bird by Alicia Keys

Artist: Alicia Keys
Album: Songs in A Minor
Year: 2001

“Caged Bird” is a song by Alicia Keys about the struggles of living life as a black woman in America. The song is based on a poem by Maya Angelou, and it speaks to the experience of being trapped by societal expectations and expectations. The song is about the strength it takes to break free from these expectations, and the hope that comes with finally being free.

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9. Rockin’ Robin by Bobby Day

Artist: Bobby Day
Album: Rockin’ With Robin
Year: 1958

“Rockin’ Robin” is a song written by Bobby Day and recorded by him in 1958. It was a hit single for him and was later covered by Michael Jackson. The song is about a bird that rocks back and forth.

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10. When Doves Cry by Prince

Artist: Prince
Album: Purple Rain
Year: 1984

The song is about a failed relationship. The lyrics talk about how the person regrets what happened and how they are left feeling empty.

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11. Bird Set Free by Sia

Artist: Sia
Album: This Is Acting
Year: 2016

The song is about being free from your past and living in the present. It is about being free from your fears and living your life to the fullest.

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12. I Believe I Can Fly by R. Kelly

Artist: R. Kelly
Album: I Believe I Can Fly
Year: 1996

The song is about believing in oneself and having the confidence to achieve anything. Despite the challenges and obstacles one may face, the song instills the hope that anything is possible if you have faith in yourself.

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13. Vultures by John Mayer

Artist: John Mayer
Album: Try!
Year: 2005

The song is about a break-up and how the person who is now free feels like a vulture waiting to swoop in and take advantage of the other person.

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14. I’m Like a Bird by Nelly Furtado

Artist: Nelly Furtado
Album: Whoa, Nelly!
Year: 2000

The song is about a young woman who is in love and is trying to figure out what she wants to do with her life. She is like a bird who is free to fly wherever she wants and she is not sure if she wants to stay in one place or keep moving.

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VII. Pop Songs About Birds

1. Bob Marley & the Wailers by Three Little Birds

Artist: Three Little Birds
Album:
Year:

The song is about taking life one step at a time and not worrying too much about what tomorrow may bring. The singer reassures the listener that everything will be alright, just like the three little birds that sit on his shoulder.

2. Birds by Passenger

Artist: Passenger
Album: Young as the Morning, Old as the Sea
Year: 2016

The song is about a person who is struggling to find their place in the world. They feel like they are constantly searching for something, but they can’t quite find it. They compare themselves to birds, who are always searching for something new. The song is about hope, and how eventually the person will find what they are looking for.

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3. Eels by Eels

Artist: Eels
Album: Daisies of the Galaxy
Year: 2000

The song Eels by Eels is about a person who is feeling down and out. They feel like they are at the bottom of a pit, with no way out. The song is about how this person is feeling, and how they want to find a way to escape from their current situation.

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4. Flying Without Wings by Westlife

Artist: Westlife
Album: Westlife
Year: 1999

The song is about how love can be found in the simplest things and how it can be the most powerful force in the world. It is about how sometimes the things we take for granted, like the wings we use to fly, can be the things that mean the most to us.

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5. Birds by Birdy

Artist: Birdy
Album: Fire Within
Year: 2013

The song is about a person who is struggling with their mental health and feeling like they are constantly being watched. They feel like they are being suffocated by their own thoughts and that they can’t escape them. The song is about feeling like you’re stuck in your own head and not being able to get out.

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6. Defying Gravity by Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel

Artist: Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel
Album: Wicked: Original Cast Recording
Year: 2003

The song is about fighting against the odds and never giving up. It is about continuing to strive for your goals even when it seems impossible. The song is also about the power of friendship and how it can help you through tough times.

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7. The Beatles by The Beatles

Artist: The Beatles
Album: Anthology #1
Year: 1995

The song is a tribute to the Beatles, and talks about how they have influenced the band and their music. It also talks about how the Beatles are still relevant today, and how their music has stood the test of time.

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8. Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler

Artist: Bette Midler
Album:
Year: 1988

The song is about how important the people who love us are to our lives and how they help us through tough times.

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9. Bobby Day by Rockin’ Robin

Artist: Rockin’ Robin
Album:
Year:

The song is about a young boy named Bobby Day who loves to rock and roll. He is always dancing and singing, and he is the life of the party. Everyone loves Bobby Day, and he is always smiling.

10. Nelly Furtado by Nelly Furtado

Artist: Nelly Furtado
Album: Whoa, Nelly!
Year: 2000

The song is about a woman who is in love with a man who is in love with someone else. She is trying to tell him that she is the one for him and that he should forget about the other woman.

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11. Tom Lehrer by Poisoning Pigeons in the Park

Artist: Poisoning Pigeons in the Park
Album:
Year:

The song is about a man who enjoys poisoning pigeons in the park, and how much fun he has doing it. He describes how the pigeons get sick and die, and how he enjoys watching them suffer.

12. Prince by Prince

Artist: Prince
Album:
Year: 1984

The song is about a young man who is in love with a girl who is in love with someone else. The young man is trying to figure out what to do and how to tell the girl that he loves her.

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13. Trashmen by The Trashmen

Artist: The Trashmen
Album:
Year: 1963

The Trashmen were an American surf rock band formed in 1962. Their best known song is “Surfin’ Bird”, which is a combination of two R&B hits by the Rivingtons: “Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow” and “The Bird’s the Word”. “Surfin’ Bird” reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1963. The band also had a No. 17 hit with “King of the Surf” in 1964.

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14. They Might Be Giants by Birdhouse in Your Soul

Artist: Birdhouse in Your Soul
Album:
Year:

The song is about a person who has a light in their soul, which is represented by a birdhouse. This light gives them hope and helps them to see the good in the world.

15. Eels by Eels

Artist: Eels
Album: Daisies of the Galaxy
Year: 2000

The song Eels by Eels is about a person who is feeling down and out. They feel like they are at the bottom of a pit, with no way out. The song is about how this person is feeling, and how they want to find a way to escape from their current situation.

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16. Leonard Cohen by Leonard Cohen

Artist: Leonard Cohen
Album: Songs from a Room
Year: 1969

The song is about the singer’s love for the titular character, Leonard Cohen. He sings about how Cohen has inspired him and how he looks up to him.

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17. The Beach Boys by Bluebirds Over the Mountain

Artist: Bluebirds Over the Mountain
Album:
Year:

The song is about a group of friends who spend their days together at the beach. They enjoy the sun and the waves, and they feel carefree and happy.

18. The Beatles by The Beatles

Artist: The Beatles
Album: The Beatles
Year: 1968

The song is a tribute to the Beatles, and talks about how they have influenced the band and their music. It also talks about how the Beatles are still relevant today, and how their music has stood the test of time.

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19. They Might Be Giants by Birdhouse in your Soul

Artist: Birdhouse in your Soul
Album:
Year:

The song is about a person who has a Birdhouse in their Soul, which is a metaphor for having a creative imagination. The song is about how the person with the Birdhouse in their Soul is always creating new things and is never bored.

20. REM by R.E.M.

Artist: R.E.M.
Album: Lifes Rich Pageant
Year: 1986

The song is about a person who is struggling to remember something important. They keep trying to remember what it is, but they can’t. Eventually, they realize that the thing they’re trying to remember is a dream.

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21. Bird on the Wire by Leonard Cohen

Artist: Leonard Cohen
Album: Songs from a Room
Year: 1969

The song is about a bird that is perched on a wire, and the speaker is wondering how the bird got there and how long it will stay. The speaker also compares the bird to himself, in that they are both free, but also trapped in their own way.

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22. Walking on Sunshine by Katrina And The Waves

Artist: Katrina And The Waves
Album: Walking on Sunshine
Year: 1983

The song is about being happy and in love and feeling like you’re walking on sunshine.

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23. Lynyrd Skynyrd by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Artist: Lynyrd Skynyrd
Album: (Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd)
Year: 1973

The song is about the band Lynyrd Skynyrd and their career.

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