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100 Best Songs About Words

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“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.” (Proverbs 18:21)

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.” (Proverbs 18:21)

The words we speak say a great deal about who we are. The power of words has the potential to make or break a person. Indeed, words spoken can encourage positively or impact negatively. Singers and songwriters employ creative elements associated with words to reveal a concept or idea literally or metaphorically. A great number of songs about words and their power explore diverse aspects of the heart and mind.

What Do Words Convey?

Words convey a wide range of emotions we experience in different phases of our life. Through songs musicians may narrate inspiring stories based on real events or bring to life a theatrical world of dreams and fantasies with an imaginative mindset. Different types of love songs describe the myriad ways in which words are spoken to impress a guy or girl. These songs incorporate the protagonist’s thought process about giving up on materialistic things in favor of love. Certain songs reveal the dark side of relationships when arguments and fights take the forefront.

How words said in anger affect the mind is exquisitely showcased through details in a troubled relationship. The hurt feeling that comes with certain words uttered in the heat of the moment is thoughtfully captured in songs about arguments. These songs reveal how things go wrong in love when ego takes centerstage. In certain songs, the protagonist is showcased trying to gather courage and strike a conversation with a crush. These songs present the thoughts of the protagonist in a world of dreams and fantasies.

Words let others know what we're feeling and thinking

Words let others know what we're feeling and thinking

What Do Words Symbolize?

A wide spectrum of personality traits and characteristics are symbolically brought to life with words. How communication helps a relationship blossom is explained figuratively in songs about romance. In a number of songs about happiness, the expression of words equates to a life of contentment and well-being. These songs emphasize on the using words to motivate and encourage people. The words exchanged by partners parting ways after amicably ending their relationship is brought to life through a confessional tone in songs. The situations in these songs are often portrayed with flashbacks of the past.

Certain songs about life get preachy about the message of love and feelings being conditional in accordance with the phase of life. These songs present a logical and philosophical outlook on how the words we use change in accordance with the state of mind. Certain singers and songwriters provide a humorous account of how things turn out when the wrong words are spoken at the right time or the right words are said at the wrong time. These songs are filled with lines of sarcasm aimed at someone to evoke a reaction in a funny way.

Words have different meanings, depending on the song

Words have different meanings, depending on the song

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

10 Best Songs About Words

1. “Words”—Alesso featuring Zara Larsson

2. “More Than Words”—Extreme

3. “She’s Got a Way with Words”—Blake Shelton

4. “Words”—Bee Gees

5. “Sorry Seems To Be the Hardest Word”—Elton John

6. “Words Get in the Way”—Miami Sound Machine

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7. “Louder Than Words”—Pink Floyd

8. “Do I Have to Say the Words?”—Bryan Adams

9. “You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth”—Meat Loaf

10. “One Word”—Baby Animals

#11—20

11. “Goodbye’s (The Saddest Word)”—Celine Dion

12. “Words”—Daya

13. “Famous Last Words”—My Chemical Romance

14. “One Word”—Kelly Osbourne

15. “Man of Your Word”—Maverick City Music featuring Chandler Moore and KJ Scriven

16. “3 Words”—Cheryl Cole featuring will.i.am

17. “Kill a Word”—Eric Church

18. “Land of a Thousand Words”—Scissor Sisters

19. “Way with Words”—Bahamas

20. “6 Words”—Wretch 32

#21—40

21. “Four Letter Word”—Kim Wilde

22. “Wrap My Words Around You”—Daniel Bedingfield

23. “The Words”—Christina Perri

24. “Wordplay”—Jason Mraz

25. “Words of Love”—Buddy Holly

26. “Louder Than Words”—David Guetta and Afrojack featuring Niles Mason

27. “Lost for Words”—Pink Floyd

28. “More Than Words Can Say”—Alias

29. “Words I Couldn’t Say”—Rascal Flatts

30. “Words As Weapons”—Birdy

31. “Word of God Speak”—MercyMe

32. “Suffocating Under Words of Sorrow (What Can I Do)”—Bullet for My Valentine

33. “If You Say the Word”—Radiohead

34. “Spoken Word”—Chase & Status featuring George the Poet

35. “Only One Word Comes to Mind”—Biffy Clyro

36. “Four Letter Word”—Beady Eye

37. “Three Words, Two Hearts, One Night”—Mark Collie

38. “Word to the Badd!!”—Jermaine Jackson featuring TLC

39. “The Words That Maketh Murder”—PJ Harvey

40. “I Meant Every Word He Said”—Ricky Van Shelton

#41—60

41. “The Word Is Love (Say the Word)”—Steve “Silk” Hurley” & The Voices of Life featuring Sharon Pass

42. “Words”—F.R. David

43. “Words As Weapons”—Seether

44. “Every Little Word”—MNEK

45. “How Many Words”—Blake Lewis

46. “Word Up!”—Cameo

47. “Words By Heart”—Billy Ray Cyrus

48. “Words Just Get in the Way”—Richard Ashcroft

49. “Only Words I Know”—Blue

50. “Word of Mouth”— Mike + The Mechanics

51. “Man of My Word”—Collin Raye

52. “Kind Words (And a Real Good Heart)”—Joan Armatrading

53. “I Give You My Word”—George Fox

54. “No More Words”—Berlin

55. “Two Words”—Kanye West featuring Mos Def, Freeway, and The Boys Choir of Harlem

56. “Words”—Doves

57. “Shakespeare’s (Way with) Words”—One True Voice

58. “Word Is Out”—Kylie Minogue

59. “Just Three Words”—A1 featuring Annie Khalid

60. “Hey Love (Can I Have a Word)”—R. Kelly and Public Announcement featuring Mr. Lee

#61—80

61. “True to His Word”—Boy Howdy

62. “The Word Is Out”—Jermaine Stewart

63. “These Words”—Natasha Bedingfield

64. “Famous Last Words of a Fool”—George Strait

65. “Word to the Mutha!”—Bell Bev DeVoe

66. “From the Word Go”—Michael Martin Murphey

67. “Say the Word”—Joel Feeney

68. “The Word Girl”—Scritti Politti

69. “Words”—The Christians

70. “The Word (L.O.V.E.)”—Rockmelons featuring Deni Hines

71. “These Are My Twisted Words”—Radiohead

72. “Words and Music”—Andy Gibb

73. “Words”—Sharon O’Neill

74. “On My Word”—Chip Taylor

75. “The First Word in Memory Is Me”—Janie Fricke

76. “Holy Word”—I’m Talking

77. “Woman of My Word”—K. Michelle

78. “Don’t Believe a Word”—Ivy

79. “In a Word”—Guy Sebastian

80. “Right Words Wrong Time”—Carly Rae Jepsen

#81—100

81. “Louder Than Words”—Craig David

82. “Three Empty Words”—Shawn Mendes

83. “Mark My Words”—Justin Bieber

84. “If I Never Say a Word”—Matthew John Corby

85. “The Cross Has the Final Word”—Cody Carnes

86. “Four Letter Word”—Jessie J.

87. “In the Words of a Not So Famous Man”—Conrad Keely

88. “A Way with Words”—Robert Plant

89. “Words”—Birdy

90. “No Words”—Sabrina Carpenter

91. “Careful with Words”—Aly & AJ

92. “Worthless Words”—Tom Chaplin

93. “Word Crimes”—"Weird Al” Yankovic

94. “Say the Words”—Usher

95. “4 Letter Word”—Diggy Simmons

96. “Can’t Find the Words”—Karina Pasian

97. “Words”—Anthony David

98. “Famous Last Words”—Ty Dolla Sign

99. “Three Words”—Sechs Kies

100. “Words Darker Than Their Wings”—Alter Bridge

Other Notable Songs About Words

  • “In Your Words”—Rebecca Black
  • “She Makes Dirty Words Sound Pretty”—Pierce the Veil
  • “3 Little Words”—Frankmusik
  • “More Than Words”—Little Mix featuring Kamille
  • “Her Words Destroyed My Planet”—Motion City Soundtrack
  • “Word of the Voice”—FLOW
  • “One Word”—Elliot Yamin
  • “Words and Guitar”—Sleater-Kinney
  • “Last Words”—Ai
  • “Words”—Kate Miller-Heidke
  • “All My Little Words”—The Magnetic Fields
  • “Never a Word”—Deep Purple
  • “Twisting Words”—Milesha
  • “A Word in Spanish”—Elton John
  • “Sincerely Yours/Can You feel the Power of Words”—Rina Aluchi
  • “Four Letter Word”—Def Leppard
  • “Words Are Few”—Snoop Dogg featuring B. Slade
  • “Stand on the Word”—Joubert Singers
  • “Four Letter Word”—Cheap Trick
  • “Words I Might Have Ate”—Green Day
  • “Heaven Is a 4 Letter Word”—Bad English
  • “Friend Is a Four Letter Word”—Cake
  • “Action! Not Words”—Def Leppard
  • “Word Around Town—Kevin Gates featuring Rich Homie Quan
  • “Bodies and Words”—Silverstein
  • “Words I Never Said”—Lupe Fiasco featuring Skylar Grey
  • “Word on a Wing—David Bowie
  • “Take My Word”—Jackie Lomax
  • “Heard a Word”—Michelle Williams
  • “Words (Between the Lines of Age)”—Neil Young
  • “The Way With Words Is Through Silence”—A Day to Remember
  • “Every Single Word”—Basement
  • “Word of Mouth”–The Kinks
  • “Picasso’s Last Words (Drink To Me)”—Paul McCartney and Wings
  • “Say the Word”—Arcadia
  • “Missing Words”—The Selecter
  • “Erica’s Word”—Game Theory
  • “The Last Words You Said”—Sarah Brightman and Richard Marx
  • “Say the Word”—Namie Amuro
  • “Hush…Not a Word to Mary”—John Rowles
  • “If I Had Words”—Scott Fitzgerald with Yvonne Keeley
  • “Have You Heard the Word”—The Fut
  • “Words with the Shaman”—David Sylvian
  • “Word Forward”—Foo Fighters
  • “Love Is Just a Four-Letter Word”—Joan Baez
  • “Those Sweet Words”—Norah Jones
  • “CussWords”—Too Short
  • “No Words”—Paul McCartney and Denny Laine
  • “Words of Love”—The Mamas & the Papas
  • “Words”—Boyzone
  • “Lights Out, Words Gone”—Bombay Bicycle Club
  • “(This Song’s Just) Six Words Long”—“Weird Al” Yankovic
  • “F Is Not a Dirty Word”—David Peel & the Lower East Side
  • “Words”—Madonna
  • “Your Words”—Third Day
  • “Who Wrote the Words”—Mercey Brothers
  • “Every Word Means No”—Let’s Active
  • “Give Me Your Word”—Tennessee Ernie Ford
  • “Empty Words”—Death
  • “Ego Is Not a Dirty Word”—Skyhooks
  • “If I Say the Words”—BZN
  • “Words”—The Monkees
  • “Say the Word - I’ll BE There”—Kylie Minogue
  • “Encouraging Words”—Billy Preston
  • “Word Is Bond”—YG featuring Slim 400
  • “Better Than Words”—One Direction
  • “All the Words We Don’t Say”—Hiatus Kaiyote
  • “The Word”—The Beatles
  • “Passion Is No Ordinary Word”—Graham Parker
  • “Famous Last Words”—Tears for Fears
  • “Speak the Word”—Tina Campbell featuring Teddy Campbell
  • “Word Song”—Syd Barrett
  • “W4W (Word 4 Word)”—Omarion
  • “Miss Teen Wordpower”—The New Pornographers
  • “The Word & Sardines”—Junkyard Band
  • “Wordy Rappinghood”—Tom Tom Club
  • “Did You See the Words”—Animal Collective
  • “In Your Words”—Lamb of God
  • “Gentle Words”—Koda Kumi
  • “7 Words”—Deftones
  • “The Last Word in Lonesome Is Me”—Eddy Arnold
  • “Words”—Sakanaction

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