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The 100 Best Songs About Living

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Singers and songwriters creatively describe different aspects of life and living. While certain songs offer a theatrical perspective with exaggerated elements, a great number of songs explore different aspects of living through life experiences. The captivating tales of love, romance, and friendship are poetically showcased in songs about living.

What Does Living Convey in Songs?

The word living explores a wide range of sentiments associated with love and life. Musicians may express their innermost feelings based on real life experience or creatively bring to life stories with fictional elements. The concepts and ideas associated with living are diverse in different genres of music. While certain songs sound preachy with their lyrics, the intent of these songs is to deliver a message that brings about change. What it takes to live a simple life is exquisitely narrated with metaphorical messages by certain singers and songwriters.

In many songs about people, the protagonist emphasizes the fact about living life in the moment rather than thinking of the past and fretting over what the future will be. Certain musicians bring to life a grim perspective about loneliness with songs about living and dying. These songs lament profound grief over a catastrophic event that has taken place in the protagonist’s life. A great number of songs that have a positive message convey the joys of living life to the fullest with simple pleasures. These songs showcase how the simple things in life eliminate complexities and make living easy.

What Does Living Symbolize in Songs

Living is symbolically associated with different attributes about life. How people live their lives, reflects a great deal on their thoughts and deeds. A number of songs about living life showcase character and determination of people who overcome despite all odds. Certain tunes make comparisons about how it feels living in the country and living in the city. These songs narrate perspectives from in two different worlds that exude references to country living and city life. Certain songs reveal unnerving facts and circumstances that lead people to living a double life. The dark aspects brought to life in these songs tell a riveting tale of lies and deceit. A number of songs explore a world of fantasy through the mind of the protagonist in songs. These songs portray diverse ideas of living through a world of dreams.

Although these songs are laced with lyrical imagery for the mind to interpret, they often convey a message or explain a concept with a hidden meaning. Certain singers and songwriters incorporate an imaginative mindset showcasing creativity and inventiveness with technological themes. Metaphorical ideas of living forever are portrayed in songs about dreams. These songs bring to life a new world of futuristic concepts that mystify and amaze through a journey of fantasia and adventure. Songs about living your dreams convey the message of letting the heart dictate terms over the mind. These songs persuade listeners to stop living in the past and embark on a new beginning.


The list below showcases a collection of rock songs, pop songs, country songs, folk songs, R&B songs, hip hop songs, alternative songs, indie songs, reggae songs, disco songs, new wave songs, synthpop songs, jazz songs, blues songs, EDM songs, and dance songs about living. If you have a view, opinion, or song suggestion, let us know in the comments section.

The 10 Best Songs About Living

1. “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”—Zayn featuring Taylor Swift

2. “It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)”—the 1975

3. “Time of Our Lives”—Pitbull and Ne-Yo

4. “Live Your Life”—T.I. featuring Rihanna

5. “Livin’ On the Edge”—Aerosmith

6. “I Lived”—OneRepublic

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7. “What We Live For”—American Authors

8. “Living After Midnight”—Judas Priest

9. “Livin’ la Vida Loca”—Ricky Martin

10. “Live Fast”–Alan Walker and A$AP Rocky


11. “Let Me Live”—Rudimental and Major Lazer featuring Anne-Marie and Mr Eazi

12. “Live My Life”—Far East Movement featuring Justin Bieber

13. “Make a Life, Not a Living”—Brett Kissel

14. “Live It Up”—Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull

15. “Living in America”—James Brown

16. “Scared to Live”—the Weeknd

17. “Live Forever”—The Band Perry

18. “Live in the Moment”—Portugal. The Man

19. “Who Wants To Live Forever”—Queen

20. “I Just Wanna Live”—Good Charlotte


21. “Living In a Ghost Town”—The Rolling Stones

22. “Live While We’re Young”—One Direction

23. “Living On My Own”—Freddy Mercury

24. “Living Proof”—Camila Cabello

25. “Live It Up”—Nicky Jam featuring Will Smith

26. “Livin’ On a Prayer”—Bon Jovi

27. “Living in a Dream”—Finger Eleven

28. “Living Hope”—Phil Wickham

29. “I Want to Live”—Skillet

30. “Live For”—the Weeknd featuring Drake

31. “Live To Rise”—Soundgarden

32. “Living Out Loud”—Brooke Candy featuring Sia

33. “Back 2 Life (Live It Up)”—Sean Kingston featuring T.I.

34. “We Can Only Live Today (Puppy)”—Netsky featuring Billie

35. “Living Is a Problem Because Everything Dies”—Biffy Clyro

36. “Long Live”—Taylor Swift

37. “Living for the Night”—George Strait

38. “Lived a Lie”—You Me At Six

39. “Live Like We’re Dying”—Kris Allen

40. “Long Live A$AP”—ASAP Rocky featuring Kucka


41. “Livin’ In A World Without You”—The Rasmus

42. “Live It Up”—Tulisa featuring Tyga

43. “Living For Love”—Madonna

44. “Land of the Living”—Kristine W

45. “How You Live (Turn Up the Music)”—Point of Grace

46. “Live Fast, Die Young”—Rick Ross featuring Kanye West

47. “Living Darfur”—Mattafix featuring Matt Damon

48. “The Greatest Man That Ever Lived (Variations on a Shaker Hymn)”—Weezer

49. “Living Better Now”—Jamie Foxx featuring Rick Ross

50. “Live Like You Were Dying”—Tim McGraw

51. “The World We Live In”—The Killers

52. “Living”—Dierks Bentley

53. “Living In Fast Forward”—Kenny Chesney

54. “I’m Living Up to Her Low Expectations”—Daryle Singletary

55. “Love Don’t Live Here”—Lady Antebellum

56. “Live a Little”—Kenny Chesney

57. “The Way I Live”—Baby Boy Da Prince featuring Lil Boosie

58. “Living and Living Well”—George Strait

59. “Let Me Live”—Queen

60. “Live Out Your Love”—Kem featuring Toni Braxton


61. “Live Twice”—Darius

62. “Living For the City”—Stevie Wonder

63. “Show Me How To Live”—Audioslave

64. “You Only Live Once”—The Strokes

65. “Living In Danger”—Ace of Base

66. “The Living Years”—Mike + The Mechanics

67. “Livin’ Our Love Song”—Jason Michael Carrol

68. “Living in a Moment”—Ty Herndon

69. “The Living Proof”—Mary J. Blige

70. “Hey Man (Now You’re Really Living)”—Eels

71. “Runnin’ (Dying to Live)”—2Pac featuring The Notorious B.I.G.

72. “Live, Laugh, Love”—Clay Walker

73. “The Day I Tried to Live”—Soundgarden

74. “Meant To Live”—Switchfoot

75. “One of the Living”—Tina Turner

76. “I Want to Live”—Josh Gracin

77. “Land Of the Living”—Pam Tillis

78. “Live Forever”—Oasis

79. “Living in Sin”—Bon Jovi

80. “Our Lives”—The Calling


81. “I Live My Life for You”—Firehouse

82. “Livin’ On Love”—Alan Jackson

83. “Living in the Past”—Jethro Tull

84. “Long As I Live”—Toni Braxton

85. “Living Without You”—Tulisa

86. “If I Could Make a Living”—Clay Walker

87. “Livin’ It Up”—Ja Rule featuring Case

88. “Long As I Live”—John Michael Montgomery

89. “Reasons for Living”—Duncan Sheik

90. “Live to Tell”—Madonna

91. “Learning to Live Again—Garth Brooks

92. “(Forever) Live and Die”—Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

93. “Living in a Box”—Living in a Box

94. “Live Your Dream”—beFour

95. “Where Love Lives”—Alison Limerick

96. “Separate Lives”—Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin

97. “How Am I Supposed To Live Without You”—Michael Bolton

98. “I Don’t Want To Live Without You”—Foreigner

99. “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love And Affection”—Nelson

100. “Live For Loving You”—Gloria Estefan

Other Notable Songs About Living

• “Living the Dream”—Five Finger Death Punch

• “Long Live”—Florida Georgia Line

• “Live With”—Keith Urban

• “Don’t Tell Me How To Live?”—Kid Rock

• “I Lived It”—Blake Shelton

• “Living in the Moment”—Jason Mraz

• “Live Forever”—Bazzi

• “Live in Life”—The Rubens

• “Learn To Live”—Alice Merton

• “Live a Little”—Kylie Minogue

• “Wherever I Live”—Alessia Cara

• “Long Live the Night”—The Reklaws

• “Live Forever”—Kane Brown

• “Time To Live”—Ariel Pink

• “Smile (Living My Best Life)”—Lil Duval

• “Living in the City”—Hurray for the Riff Raff

• “Can’t Live Without Your Love”—Janelle Monae

• “Livin’ For Your Love (Your Love)”—Rosabel featuring Jeanie Tracy

• “Everybody Lives”—Granger Smith

• “Live Like We Want To”—Palaye Royale

• “Living Dangerously”—Dami Im

• “Life is Worth Living”—Justin Beiber

• “Live Like a Dream”—Thirty Seconds to Mars

• “9 Lives”—Alexandra Stan featuring Jahmmi

• “Time of Our Lives”—James Blunt

• “All My Ex’s Live in Texas”—George Strait

• “Live Together, Die Alone”—Secrets

• “Live Your Life Be Free”—Belinda Carlisle

• “Live It Up”—360 featuring Pez

• “Live From the Gutter”—Drake and Future

• “Reason Living”—Screen Mode

• “One Day Left To Live”—Sammy Kershaw

• “Live in This City”—Dragonette

• “Living Dead”—Marina

• “Chivalry is Alive and Well and Living in Glasgow”—Barrie-James O’Neill

• “Live in the Moment”—Craig David

• “I Can’t Live Without You in This Town”—Slimmy

• “Live Before You Die”—Bon Jovi

• “Living Without Love”—Saves the Day

• “Liquid Lives”—Hadouken!

• “Nothing You Can Live Without, Nothing You Can Do About”—Mayday Parade

• “Living in Stereo”—R.I.O.

• “The Living Kind”—Ups and Downs

• “I Never Told You What I Do for a Living”—My Chemical Romance

• “Die Tonight Live Forever”—Innerpartysystem

• “Live Your Life”—Yuna

• “I Should Live In Salt”—The National

• “Living Again”—Maraaya

• “Live Until I Die”—Clay Walker

• “Two Lives”—Example

• “Past Lives”—Local Natives

• “Living in the Promiseland”—Willie Nelson

• “Live with Me”—Massive Attack

• “She Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”—Roxette

• “Live the Night”—W&W, Hardwell and Lil Jon

• “Live For the Night”—Krewella

• “Life’s For the Living”—Passenger

• “Living on a Thin Line”—The Kinks

• “Love Don’t Live Here”—Bananarama

• “How Can I Live”—Ill Nino

• “Live and Learn”—Joe Public

• “Living Well Is the Best Revenge”—R.E.M.

• “I Can’t Live Without You”—Al Walser

• “Alive and Living Now”—The Golden Palominos

• “Can I Live?”—Sisqo

• “Because You Live”—Jesse McCartney

• “Lowlife (Living the Highlife)”—Kid Rock

• “I Don’t Want to Live Without You”—Gregg Tripp

• “Livin’ My Love”—Steve Akoi featuring LMFAO

• “One Time We Lived”—Moby

• “I Live for Your Love”—Natalie Cole

• “Living Without You”—Sandy Molling

• “Live”—Superfly

• “High Cost of Living”—Jamey Johnson

• “Chaos Lives in Everything”—Korn

• “Live to Kill”—Silverstein

• “Dying To Live”—Scott Stapp

• “Livin’ It Up”—Ciara

• “I Lived My Life To Stand in The Shadow of Your Heart”—A Place To Bury Strangers

• “Newport Living”—Cute Is What We Aim For

• “Live in a Hole”—Pantera

• “I Bury the Living”—Morrissey

• “The More You Live, the More You Love”—A Flock of Seagulls

• “(Love Lives In) Strange Places”—Kelly Rowland

• “Stop Living the Live”—David Sneddon

• “Live and Learn”—The Cardigans

• “I Live For You”—Chynna Phillips

• “Living In A House Full of Love”—Gary Allan

• “Dream-A-Lot’s Theme (I Will Live For Love)”—Donna Summer

• “Live Forever”—Magnus Carlsson

• “Reasons to Live”—DragonForce

• “The Only Living Boy in New Cross”—Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine

• “Live Love Die”—Fear and Faith

• “The Living Tree”—Shirley Bassey

• “Days of Our Lives”—James Otto

• “Livin’”—Zion I

• “I Live for You”—George Harrison

• “Bottle Living/Hold On”—Dave Gahan

• “I Don’t Wanna Live My Life Like You”—John Sykes

• “Live It Up”—Marshall Dyllon

• “Who Taught You to Live Like That?”—Sloan

• “Cant Live with You, Can’t Live Without You”—Billy Newton-Davis and Celine Davis

• “I Live for the Day”—Lindsay Lohan

• “Living Type”—Powderfinger

• “Ordinary Lives”—Bee Gees

• “Long Live the Chief”—Jidenna

• “Live in Athens”—Motorhead

• “Live Like There’s No Tomorrow”—Selena Gomez & The Scene

• “Who Am I Living For”—Katy Perry

• “Days Of Our Livez”—Bone Thugs-n-Harmony

• “Live In a Hiding Place”—Idlewild

• “To Live Is to Die”—Metallica

• “Welcome To My Living Room”—Carole King

• “Living with You”—John Cale

• “How Can You Live in the Northeast”—Paul Simon

• “Living Proof”—Bruce Springsteen

• “Nobody Lives Without Love”—Eddi Reader

• “Live Again”—Sevendust

• “Better Get To Livin’”—Dolly Parton

• “Live Your Life”—Bomfunk MC’s

• “These Living Arms”—The Tea Party

• “Let’s Live”—The Blackeyed Susans

• “Love She Can’t Live Without”—Clint Black

• “To Live & Die in L.A.”—Makaveli featuring Val Young

• “You Only Live Once”—Suicide Silence

• “Living a Lie”—Guano Apes

• “To Live and Die in L.A.”—Wang Chung

• “I Can’t Live Without You”—Queen

• “Summertime of Our Lives”—A1

• “Live and Die For Hip Hop”—Kriss Kross featuring Aaliyah, Da Brat, Jermaine Dupri, and Mr. Black

• “Long Live the Weekend”—The Living End

• “I Know Where Love Lives”—Hal Ketchum

• “Livin’ Right”—Glen Frey

• “Best Years of Our Life”—Modern Romance

• “Live Together”—Lisa Stansfield

• “I Wanna Live”—The Ramones

• “Living on the Ceiling”—Blancmange

• “House We Used To Live In”—The Smithereens

• “Living with the Law”—Chris Whitley

• “(I Wanna Live In a Dream in My) Record Machine”—Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

• “Live Together”—A.J. McLean

• “Time Of Our Lives”—Il Divo and Toni Braxton

• “Living in a Another World”—Talk Talk

• “I Can’t Live Without My Radio”—LL Cool J

• “Johnny Wanna Live”—Sandra

• “The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up)”—Level 42

• “Living My Best Life”—Paper Kings

• “24 Hrs. To Live”—Mase featuring The Lox, Black Rob and DMX

• “The Time of Our Lives”—Miley Cyrus

• “Live Every Moment”—REO Speedwagon

• “Living Through Me”—Pantera

• “Gangstas Don’t Live That Long”—Snoop Dogg

• “I Live on a Battlefield”—Nick Lowe

• “Living Inside Myself”—Gino Vanneli

• “This Is the World We Live In”—Alcazar

• “Life and How To Live It”—R.E.M.

• “Livin’ For the Weekend”—Dina Carroll

• “Joe knows how To Live”—Eddy Raven

• “Come Live with Me”—Heaven 17

• “Living in the Background”—Baltimora

• “Why You’d Want To Live Here”—Death Cab For Cutie

• “When Will I Ever Learn To Live Like God?”—Van Morrison

• “Tonight (We Live Forever)”—Union J

• “Live Tomorrow”—Laleh

• “Live Like That”—Sidewalk Prophets

• “Living in Oblivion”—Anything Box

• “World Where You Live”—Crowded House

• “Living in a Dream”—Pseudo Echo

• “Live For Today”—Toto

• “Wher’m I Gonna Live?”—Billy Ray Cyrus

• “Living On Video”—Trans-X

• “Best Years of Our Lives”—Evan Taubenfeld

• “Living Out of Touch”—Kingdom Come

• “I Wanna Live”—Estelle

• “Live O”—Dizzee Rascal

• “Night of the Living Baseheads”—Public Enemy

• “Living My Life”—Grace Jones

• “Life’s Too Long To Live Like This”—Ricky Skaggs

• “Living Eyes”—Bee Gees

• “Livin’ in These Troubled Times”—Crystal Gayle

• “Livin’ in the Projects”—Lil Scrappy

• “We’ll Live and Die in These Towns”—The Enemy

• “The Living Daylights”—A-ha

• “Workin’ for a Livin’”—Huey Lewis and the News

• “Live It Up”—Mental As Anything

• “Night of Living Junkies”—Kendrick Lamar

• “To Live and To Lose”—Silverstein

• “Livin’ For Love”—Natalie Cole

• “All I Live For”—Mariah Carey

• “I Don’t Want To Live Without Your Love”—Chicago

• “Living Proof”—Ricky Van Shelton

• “Why Don’t We Live Together?”—Pet Shop Boys

• “Live and Learn”—Kylie Minogue

• “Fairytale (Let Me Live My Life This Way”—Rebecca Ferguson

• “Living Right”—Lil Wayne

• “Lives in the Balance”—Jackson Browne

• “Living To Love You”—Sarah Connor

• “I Just Can’t Live a Lie”—Carrie Underwood

• “All That I’m Living For”—Evanesence

• “Livin’ It Up”—Northern Uproar

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