100 Songs About Freedom (Pop, Rap & More)

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100 Songs About Freedom (Pop, Rap & More)

I. Christian Songs About Freedom

1. Song Of Freedom by Hillsong Worship

Artist: Hillsong Worship
Album: Hope
Year: 2003

The song is about freedom in Christ and being set free from sin. It talks about how Christ has set us free from the bondage of sin and how we are now free to worship Him.

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2. We Are the Free by Matt Redman

Artist: Matt Redman
Album: 10,000 Reasons
Year: 2011

The song is about how we are the free, no matter what our circumstances are. We are free to choose how we live our lives and we are free to love.

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3. Freedom by Worship Together

Artist: Worship Together
Album:
Year:

This song is about finding freedom in worshiping God. The lyrics talk about how worshiping God can help us find freedom from our past, our present, and our future. The song talks about how God is the only one who can truly set us free.

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4. Freedom Is Coming by Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Artist: Bryan & Katie Torwalt
Album: Anticipation
Year: 2019

The song is about how freedom is coming and that we should be excited for it. It talks about how we will be able to do things that we couldn’t do before and how we will be able to be who we want to be.

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5. Freedom by William Matthews

Artist: William Matthews
Album: For the Sake of the World
Year: 2012

“Freedom” is a song about, well, freedom. The speaker talks about how wonderful it is to be free, and how they’re never going back to the way things were. They encourage the listener to join them in their freedom, and to never give up on their dreams.

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6. Freedom Song by Christy Nockels

Artist: Christy Nockels
Album: Let It Be Jesus
Year: 2015

The song Freedom Song is about the joy and peace that comes from living in Christ. Christy Nockels sings about how Christ has set her free from sin and how His love is the only thing that truly matters. The song is upbeat and joyful, and encourages listeners to surrender their lives to Christ and experience the freedom that He offers.

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7. In Your Freedom by Hillsong Worship

Artist: Hillsong Worship
Album: Saviour King
Year: 2007

The song is about surrendering to God and being set free by His love. It is a worship song that is full of hope and praise.

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8. Freedom Reigns by Jason Upton

Artist: Jason Upton
Album: Faith
Year: 2001

The song is about the reign of freedom that is coming. It is a song of hope and encouragement, declaring that God’s love will triumph in the end.

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9. Freedom by Hillsong Worship, Reuben Morgan

Artist: Hillsong Worship, Reuben Morgan
Album: These Same Skies
Year: 2021

The song Freedom by Hillsong Worship is a song about God’s love and freedom. The lyrics talk about how God loves us and how He sets us free from our sin. The song is a worship song and is meant to be sung to God.

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II. Latest Songs About Freedom

1. Birthplace by Kris Kelly

Artist: Kris Kelly
Album: Runaways
Year: 2019

The song is about a person’s love for their home and how it shaped them into the person they are today. The song talks about how the person’s hometown is a part of them and how it will always be a part of their story.

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2. Get Free by Lana Del Rey

Artist: Lana Del Rey
Album: Lust for Life
Year: 2017

The song is about a young woman’s journey to find freedom. She starts out by saying that she’s been searching for a way out of her small town and that she’s been looking for a place where she can be free. She eventually finds her way to Los Angeles, where she feels like she can finally breathe. The song is about her finding her own way and her own strength, and about never giving up on her dreams.

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3. I Am a Rock by Simon & Garfunkel

Artist: Simon & Garfunkel
Album: FM Broadcasts 1965-1970, vol. 2 (Live)
Year: 2020

The song is about a person who has been hurt by love and decides to protect themselves by becoming emotionally distant. They compare themselves to a rock, which is strong and unchanging. Despite the hurt they’ve experienced, they still believe that love is worth fighting for.

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4. FREEDOM by Jon Batiste

Artist: Jon Batiste
Album: We Are
Year: 2021

“FREEDOM” is an original song by Jon Batiste, off of his album “WE ARE”. The song is an ode to freedom, and its lyrics express Batiste’s gratitude for the privilege of living in a free country. The song’s upbeat tempo and positive message make it an uplifting anthem for anyone who believes in the power of freedom.

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5. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd

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

The song is about a bird that is free to fly away and never has to worry about being caged again. The bird is also a symbol of freedom and liberty.

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6. Free Fallin by Tom Petty

Artist: Tom Petty
Album: Full Moon Fever
Year: 1989

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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7. Freedom by Rage Against the Machine

Artist: Rage Against the Machine
Album: Rage Against the Machine
Year:

The song is about the struggle for freedom and the never-ending fight against oppression. It is a call to action for people to stand up and fight for their rights, and to never give up.

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8. Freedom by Pharrell Williams

Artist: Pharrell Williams
Album:
Year:

The song is about living life to the fullest and being free. It talks about how we should all be treated equally and how we should all have the same opportunities. It also talks about how we should love ourselves and others.

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9. Ode to Freedom by ABBA

Artist: ABBA
Album: Voyage
Year: 2021

The song is about the freedom that comes with love. It talks about how love can make you feel free and how it can make you feel like you’re in a different world.

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III. Pop Songs About Freedom

1. Miss Independent by Kelly Clarkson

Artist: Kelly Clarkson
Album: Thankful
Year: 2003

In the song, the narrator is singing about a Miss Independent woman who is strong and doesn’t need a man. She is a successful woman who can take care of herself. The song is about empowering women and celebrating their independence.

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2. Freedom by George Michael

Artist: George Michael
Album: Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1
Year: 1990

The song is about the struggles of life and how freedom can be found through them. It talks about how life is full of pain and suffering, but how we can find freedom by overcoming these things. The song is also about how love is the only thing that can truly save us from ourselves.

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3. Freedom by Pitbull

Artist: Pitbull
Album: Climate Change
Year: 2017

The song is about having the freedom to do what you want and being happy.

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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. Born Free by Kid Rock

Artist: Kid Rock
Album: Born Free
Year: 2010

The song is about how we are all free to do what we want and be who we want to be. We should never let anyone tell us what to do or who to be.

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6. Freedom by Beyoncé

Artist: Beyoncé
Album:
Year: 2016

“Freedom” is a song by Beyoncé featuring Kendrick Lamar. It was released on April 23, 2016, as a single from the soundtrack album The Lion King: The Gift. The song peaked at number 57 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

The song is about liberation and empowerment, with Beyoncé singing about how she will never give up or let anyone stop her from achieving her goals. Kendrick Lamar’s verse speaks about how he will never give up or let anyone stop him from achieving his dreams, and how he will never let anyone take away his freedom.

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7. Freedom! 90 by George Michael

Artist: George Michael
Album: Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1
Year: 1990

The song is about a man who is reflecting on a past relationship. He is looking back on all the good times they had together and how things have changed. He is wondering if she still thinks about him and if she misses him as much as he misses her.

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8. Freedom by Pharrell Williams

Artist: Pharrell Williams
Album:
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The song is about living life to the fullest and being free. It talks about how we should all be treated equally and how we should all have the same opportunities. It also talks about how we should love ourselves and others.

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9. Independence Day by 5 Seconds of Summer

Artist: 5 Seconds of Summer
Album: 5 Seconds of Summer
Year: 2014

The song is about a relationship that ended badly and the person being left behind is struggling to move on. They talk about how the person they used to be is gone and how they’re trying to find themselves again.

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IV. Country Songs About Freedom

1. Fly over States by Jason Aldean

Artist: Jason Aldean
Album: My Kinda Party
Year: 2010

“Fly Over States” is a song by American country music artist Jason Aldean. It was released in October 2011 as the fourth single from his album My Kinda Party. The song was written by Neil Thrasher, Michael Dulaney and Wendell Mobley. It is a mid-tempo in which the narrator talks about his desire to “fly over states” in order to get away from his current problems.

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2. Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American) by Toby Keith

Artist: Toby Keith
Album:
Year:

The song is about patriotism and being proud to be an American. It is also about being angry at those who have attacked America.

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3. Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Artist: Creedence Clearwater Revival
Album: Willy and the Poor Boys
Year: 1969

The song is about rich kids who never have to work for anything and always get what they want. They never have to worry about money or the draft, unlike the poor kids who have to work hard and worry about being drafted into the Vietnam War.

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4. Have You Forgotten? by Darryl Worley

Artist: Darryl Worley
Album: Have You Forgotten?
Year: 2003

The song is about the 9/11 terrorist attacks and how America has responded to them. The singer asks if America has forgotten what happened and if they are still fighting for the same things.

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5. Born Free by Kid Rock

Artist: Kid Rock
Album: Born Free
Year: 2010

The song is about how we are all free to do what we want and be who we want to be. We should never let anyone tell us what to do or who to be.

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6. The Weight by The Band

Artist: The Band
Album:
Year:

The Weight is a song written by Robbie Robertson and originally performed by The Band in 1968. The song is about a traveler who arrives in a small town and is asked to stay with a family there. The traveler is then asked to do various tasks for the family, including carrying their groceries and picking up their laundry. As the traveler does these things, he thinks about the people he has left behind and the things he has left undone. The song is about the choices we make in life and how they can weigh us down.

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7. Some Gave All by Billy Ray Cyrus

Artist: Billy Ray Cyrus
Album: Some Gave All
Year: 1992

The song is about soldiers who have died in battle. The singer talks about how they gave everything for their country and how they will never be forgotten.

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8. American Soldier by Toby Keith

Artist: Toby Keith
Album: Shock’n Y’all
Year: 2003

The song is about a soldier who is fighting for his country. He is away from his family and friends, and he is missing them. He is also worried about the future, and whether or not he will make it back home.

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9. The Times They Are A-Changin’ by Bob Dylan

Artist: Bob Dylan
Album: The Times They Are a-Changin’
Year: 1964

The song is about how the world is constantly changing and how people need to change with it. Dylan sings about how the old ways of doing things are no longer effective and how people need to adapt to the new ways. He also talks about how the future is always unknown and how people need to be prepared for it.

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10. American Saturday Night by Brad Paisley

Artist: Brad Paisley
Album: American Saturday Night
Year: 2009

The song is about a Saturday night in America, and how it is a time to let loose and have fun. The song talks about how people from all walks of life come together on Saturday nights to enjoy themselves.

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11. American Kids by Kenny Chesney

Artist: Kenny Chesney
Album: The Big Revival
Year: 2014

The song is about a group of American kids growing up in small-town America. They are described as being carefree and living life to the fullest. The song talks about the things they do for fun, like going to the local fair and swimming in the river. It also talks about how they are always there for each other, no matter what.

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12. Ragged Old Flag by Johnny Cash

Artist: Johnny Cash
Album: Ragged Old Flag
Year: 1974

The song is about how the American flag has been through a lot and is still standing. It talks about how the flag has been there for important moments in American history, and how it represents everything that is good about America.

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13. It’s America by Rodney Atkins

Artist: Rodney Atkins
Album: It’s America
Year: 2009

The song is about the beauty of America and how it is a great place to live. The lyrics talk about the different states and how each one has something special to offer. The song is patriotic and makes the listener feel proud to be an American.

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14. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd

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

The song is about a bird that is free to fly away and never has to worry about being caged again. The bird is also a symbol of freedom and liberty.

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15. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down by The Band

Artist: The Band
Album: The Band
Year: 1969

The song is about the American Civil War and is told from the perspective of a Confederate soldier. It talks about the hardships of war and the feeling of defeat when the South lost.

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V. Rock Songs About Freedom

1. I’m on Fire by Bruce Springsteen

Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Album: Born in the U.S.A.
Year: 1984

The song is about a man who is attracted to a woman who is unavailable. He is trying to control his desires, but he is struggling. The song is full of sexual tension and yearning.

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2. Born in the U.S.A by Bruce Springsteen

Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Album: Live 1975–85
Year: 1986

This song is about the struggles of the American working class. The narrator is a Vietnam veteran who is struggling to find work and support his family. The song criticizes the government’s treatment of veterans and the working class.

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3. Born Free by Kid Rock

Artist: Kid Rock
Album: Born Free
Year: 2010

The song is about how we are all free to do what we want and be who we want to be. We should never let anyone tell us what to do or who to be.

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4. I’m Set Free by The Velvet Underground

Artist: The Velvet Underground
Album: Boston Tea Party (Live)
Year: 1969

“I’m Set Free” is a song by The Velvet Underground, released on their third album, The Velvet Underground and Nico. The song was written by Lou Reed and produced by Andy Warhol. It is a slow, atmospheric song with Reed’s lyrics focusing on the feeling of freedom. The song has been praised for its simplicity and beauty, and is considered one of the highlights of the album.

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5. I Want to Break Free by Queen

Artist: Queen
Album: The Works
Year: 1984

The song is about a person who wants to break free from their current situation. They want to be free from the constraints of their current life and be able to live their life the way they want to.

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6. Chimes of Freedom by Bob Dylan

Artist: Bob Dylan
Album: Another Side of Bob Dylan
Year: 1964

The song is about the struggles of oppressed people throughout history. It talks about how the “chimes of freedom” ring for those who are fighting for their freedom.

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7. Runnin’ Down a Dream by Tom Petty

Artist: Tom Petty
Album: Full Moon Fever
Year:

The song is about a person who is chasing their dreams. They are running down the road, trying to catch up to them. They are never going to give up, no matter what.

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8. Imagine by John Lennon

Artist: John Lennon
Album:
Year: 1971

John Lennon’s “Imagine” is a song about peace and love. He imagines a world where there is no war or hate, and people are free to live their lives in peace and harmony.

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9. The Rising by Bruce Springsteen

Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Album:
Year: 2010

“The Rising” is a song by Bruce Springsteen from his 2002 album of the same name, written about the September 11 attacks. The song was a hit, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2002.

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10. Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Artist: Creedence Clearwater Revival
Album: Willy and the Poor Boys
Year: 1969

The song is about rich kids who never have to work for anything and always get what they want. They never have to worry about money or the draft, unlike the poor kids who have to work hard and worry about being drafted into the Vietnam War.

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11. Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John

Artist: Elton John
Album: Elton John’s Greatest Hits Volume II
Year: 1977

The song is about the city of Philadelphia and how it is a great place to live. It talks about how the city is full of history and how it is a great place to raise a family. It also talks about how the city is a great place to visit and how it is a great place to live.

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12. Wind of Change by Scorpions

Artist: Scorpions
Album: Crazy World
Year: 1990

The song is about the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War.

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13. American Girl by Tom Petty

Artist: Tom Petty
Album: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Year: 1976

The song is about a young woman who is trying to find her way in life. She is from a small town and is looking for something more. She is searching for her place in the world and is hoping to find it in the big city.

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14. Freedom by Pharrell Williams

Artist: Pharrell Williams
Album:
Year:

The song is about living life to the fullest and being free. It talks about how we should all be treated equally and how we should all have the same opportunities. It also talks about how we should love ourselves and others.

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15. My City of Ruins by Bruce Springsteen

Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Album: The Rising
Year: 2002

The song is about the city of Asbury Park, New Jersey and how it has fallen into ruin. The singer talks about how the city used to be a great place to live and how it is now a shadow of its former self.

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16. The Weight by The Band

Artist: The Band
Album:
Year:

The Weight is a song written by Robbie Robertson and originally performed by The Band in 1968. The song is about a traveler who arrives in a small town and is asked to stay with a family there. The traveler is then asked to do various tasks for the family, including carrying their groceries and picking up their laundry. As the traveler does these things, he thinks about the people he has left behind and the things he has left undone. The song is about the choices we make in life and how they can weigh us down.

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17. The Streets of Philadelphia by Bruce Springsteen

Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Album: Philadelphia: Music From the Motion Picture
Year: 1993

The song is about the struggles of life in the city, and how even though things are tough, there is still hope.

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18. I’m Free by The Who

Artist: The Who
Album: Tommy
Year: 1969

The song is about a person who is free from their struggles and can finally live their life.

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19. I Won’t Back Down by Tom Petty

Artist: Tom Petty
Album: Full Moon Fever
Year: 1989

The song is about not giving up and continuing to fight even when the odds seem insurmountable.

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20. Refugee by Tom Petty

Artist: Tom Petty
Album: Damn the Torpedoes
Year: 1979

The song is about a person who is struggling in life and feels like they have nowhere to turn. They feel like a refugee and are looking for someone to help them.

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21. The Times They Are A-Changin’ by Bob Dylan

Artist: Bob Dylan
Album: The Times They Are a-Changin’
Year: 1964

The song is about how the world is constantly changing and how people need to change with it. Dylan sings about how the old ways of doing things are no longer effective and how people need to adapt to the new ways. He also talks about how the future is always unknown and how people need to be prepared for it.

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22. Freedom by Rage Against the Machine

Artist: Rage Against the Machine
Album: Rage Against the Machine
Year:

The song is about the struggle for freedom and the never-ending fight against oppression. It is a call to action for people to stand up and fight for their rights, and to never give up.

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23. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd

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

The song is about a bird that is free to fly away and never has to worry about being caged again. The bird is also a symbol of freedom and liberty.

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VI. Rap Songs About Freedom

1. So Free by J. Cole

Artist: J. Cole
Album: Be Free
Year: 2014

“So Free” is a song by American rapper J. Cole. It was released on March 2, 2018, as the lead single from his fifth studio album, KOD. The song was produced by Cole himself and features additional vocals from American singer Ari Lennox. “So Free” is a slow-paced hip hop track that samples “I Wanna Be Where You Are” by Michael Jackson. The song’s lyrics find Cole rapping about his newfound freedom from material possessions and success.

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2. Words I Never Said by Lupe Fiasco

Artist: Lupe Fiasco
Album: Lasers
Year: 2011

The song is about Lupe Fiasco’s regrets and things he wishes he had said. He talks about how he wishes he could have told his father that he loved him before he died, and how he regrets not being able to tell his mother how much he appreciates her. He also talks about social and political issues that he wishes he could have spoken out about sooner. In the end, he says that there are no words that can truly express how he feels, but he hopes that his actions will speak for him.

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3. The Story of O.J by Jay-Z

Artist: Jay-Z
Album: 4:44
Year: 2017

The song is about the struggles of being a black man in America, and how material possessions will never be able to fix that. It also touches on how African Americans are often stereotyped in the media.

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4. I Want to Talk to You by Nas

Artist: Nas
Album: I Am…
Year: 1999

The song is about Nas wanting to talk to someone, most likely a girl he is interested in. He starts by saying how he sees her around and how he wants to get to know her. He then goes on to say how he is attracted to her and how he would treat her well if she gave him a chance. In the end, he asks her to talk to him and says that he just wants to get to know her.

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5. Reagan by Killer Mike

Artist: Killer Mike
Album: R.A.P. Music
Year: 2012

Killer Mike’s “Reagan” is a searing indictment of the former president’s policies, which the rapper believes have led to the current state of inner-city violence. Over a menacing, industrial-sounding beat, Killer Mike spits rapid-fire rhymes that detail the ways in which he believes Reagan’s policies (including the war on drugs and welfare reform) have decimated black communities. He also takes aim at Reagan’s famous “trickle down” economic theory, calling it a “con” that has only benefited the rich. “Reagan” is a powerful and provocative song that is sure to get listeners thinking about the current state of affairs in America.

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6. Alright by Kendrick Lamar

Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Album: To Pimp a Butterfly
Year: 2015

Kendrick Lamar’s song “Alright” is a positive and uplifting anthem about overcoming adversity. Despite the struggles and challenges faced by the singer and those around him, he remains hopeful and confident that things will eventually get better. The song has a catchy hook and a strong message of hope and resilience, which has resonated with many fans.

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7. Black Skinhead by Ye

Artist: Ye
Album: Yeezus
Year: 2013

“Black Skinhead” is a song by American rapper and producer Kanye West, from his sixth studio album Yeezus (2013). The song was released on July 4, 2013, as the album’s lead single by Def Jam Recordings. The song features a industrial production style with elements of Chicago house, acid house, techno, and drill music. The song contains samples of the 1966 song “I Am a Black Man” by The Impressions, and features aggressive lyrics about racism, police brutality, and race relations in the United States.

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8. Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta by Geto Boys

Artist: Geto Boys
Album: Uncut Dope: Geto Boys’ Best
Year: 1992

The song is about the life of a gangster and how good it feels to be one. The lyrics describe the gangster lifestyle in detail, including the violence, the women, the drugs, and the money. The song is full of bravado and machismo, and it glorifies the gangster lifestyle.

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9. I Wanna Kill Sam by Ice Cube

Artist: Ice Cube
Album: Death Certificate
Year: 1991

The song is about a man who is fed up with his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend, Sam. He fantasizes about killing him in various ways.

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10. I Can by Nas

Artist: Nas
Album: God’s Son
Year: 2002

The song is about Nas’ confidence and how he can achieve anything he sets his mind to. He talks about how he’s been through a lot in his life and has come out stronger because of it. He also talks about how he wants to help others who are going through tough times.

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11. The Message by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five

Artist: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
Album: The Message
Year: 1982

“The Message” is a song by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. The song is a warning to young people about the dangers of living in an inner city. The song is considered one of the first rap songs to deal with social issues.

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12. Killuminati by Tupac Shakur

Artist: Tupac Shakur
Album: Still I Rise
Year:

The song is about Tupac’s anger towards the government and the Illuminati. He believes that the government and the Illuminati are responsible for the problems in the world, and he wants them to be destroyed.

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13. Sound of da Police by KRS-One

Artist: KRS-One
Album: Return of the Boom Bap
Year: 1993

The song is about police brutality and the various ways that it affects the black community. It also speaks to the larger issue of systemic racism in America and how it disproportionately impacts black people.

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14. Fuck Tha Police by N.W.A.

Artist: N.W.A.
Album: Straight Outta Compton
Year: 1988

The song is about police brutality and racism. The lyrics describe how the police treat minorities with disrespect and violence. The song also criticizes the government for not doing anything to stop police brutality.

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15. Fight The Power by Public Enemy

Artist: Public Enemy
Album: It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Year: 1988

The song is about fighting against discrimination and racism.

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16. No Vaseline by Ice Cube

Artist: Ice Cube
Album: Death Certificate
Year: 1991

The song is a diss track aimed at N.W.A, and specifically at Dr. Dre and Eazy-E. It accuses them of selling out by signing with a major label, and claims that they would not have been successful without Ice Cube’s contributions.

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17. Changes by Tupac Shakur

Artist: Tupac Shakur
Album: Greatest Hits
Year:

“Changes” is a song by American rapper Tupac Shakur, which was recorded in 1992 and released as a single in 1998. The song addresses the issue of racism in America, and Shakur’s hope for a future where people of all races can live together in peace.

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18. Freedom by Beyoncé

Artist: Beyoncé
Album:
Year: 2016

“Freedom” is a song by Beyoncé featuring Kendrick Lamar. It was released on April 23, 2016, as a single from the soundtrack album The Lion King: The Gift. The song peaked at number 57 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

The song is about liberation and empowerment, with Beyoncé singing about how she will never give up or let anyone stop her from achieving her goals. Kendrick Lamar’s verse speaks about how he will never give up or let anyone stop him from achieving his dreams, and how he will never let anyone take away his freedom.

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19. F*ck the Police by N.W.A.

Artist: N.W.A.
Album: Straight Outta Compton
Year: 1988

The song is a protest against police brutality and racism. It describes the police as corrupt and abusive, and calls for resistance against their oppression.

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VII. R&B Songs About Freedom

1. Freedom (Theme From Panther) by Aaliyah, Queen Latifah, Billy Lawrence, Mary J. Blige, MORE

Artist: Aaliyah, Queen Latifah, Billy Lawrence, Mary J. Blige, MORE
Album: Freedom: Theme From Panther
Year: 1995

This song is about freedom and overcoming obstacles. It features Aaliyah, Queen Latifah, Billy Lawrence, Mary J. Blige, and MORE. The song is about fighting for what you believe in and never giving up.

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2. We Shall Not Be Moved by Mavis Staples

Artist: Mavis Staples
Album: We’ll Never Turn Back
Year: 2007

The song is about the strength and resilience of the African American community. Despite the odds, they will not be moved.

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3. Fight The Power by Public Enemy

Artist: Public Enemy
Album: It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Year: 1988

The song is about fighting against discrimination and racism.

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4. I Can See Clearly Now by Jimmy Cliff

Artist: Jimmy Cliff
Album: Cool Runnings
Year: 1993

I Can See Clearly Now by Jimmy Cliff is a song about how the singer has finally been able to see clearly after going through a tough time. He talks about how he can see the good in life and how he is grateful for what he has.

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5. I Want To Break Free by Queen

Artist: Queen
Album: The Works
Year: 1984

The song is about a person who wants to break free from their current situation. They feel trapped and want to escape. The song is about freedom and liberation.

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6. Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding

Artist: Otis Redding
Album: The Dock of the Bay
Year:

Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay is a song by Otis Redding. It was released in 1968, and is about a man who is sitting on a dock, watching the tide roll away.

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7. The Times They Are A‐Changin’ by Bob Dylan

Artist: Bob Dylan
Album: The Times They Are a-Changin’
Year: 1964

The song is about how things are constantly changing and how people need to adapt to the times.

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8. Respect by Aretha Franklin

Artist: Aretha Franklin
Album: I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
Year: 1967

The song Respect by Aretha Franklin is about a woman demanding respect from her man. She is tired of being treated like a doormat and wants him to show her some respect. She sings about how she has given him everything and how she deserves to be treated better. The song is a powerful anthem for women everywhere who feel like they are not being respected.

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9. Black Rage by Lauryn Hill

Artist: Lauryn Hill
Album:
Year:

“Black Rage” is a song by Lauryn Hill. It is a ballad about the oppression and struggles of black people in America. The song was written in response to the death of Trayvon Martin.

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10. What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye

Artist: Marvin Gaye
Album: What’s Going On
Year: 1971

The song is about peace and love and the problems that come with them. Gaye is asking what’s going on with the world and why there is so much hate. He wonders why we can’t all just get along and live in peace.

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11. Independent Women Part I by Destiny’s Child

Artist: Destiny’s Child
Album:
Year:

The song is about women who are independent and don’t need a man to survive. The lyrics talk about how women are strong and can take care of themselves. The song is empowering and motivates women to be independent.

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12. Glory by John Legend, Common

Artist: John Legend, Common
Album: Glory (From the Motion Picture Selma)
Year: 2014

The song is about the fight for equality and justice. It talks about how the struggle is long and hard, but eventually they will prevail.

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13. I’ll Be There by The Jackson 5

Artist: The Jackson 5
Album: Third Album
Year: 1970

The song is about a lover who is willing to do anything for their partner. They will be there for them no matter what.

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14. Stand by Me by Ben E. King

Artist: Ben E. King
Album:
Year:

The song is about a man who is asking his love to stand by him through the good and bad times. He pledges his love to her, and promises that he will always be there for her.

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15. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell

Artist: Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell
Album: United
Year: 1967

The song is about how no matter how high a mountain is, it cannot stop two people in love from being together.

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16. Freedom Highway by The Staple Singers

Artist: The Staple Singers
Album: Freedom Highway
Year: 1965

The song is about the civil rights movement and the struggle for freedom. It talks about the different events that happened during that time, such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Selma to Montgomery marches. It also mentions some of the people who were involved in the movement, such as Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr.

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