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100 Best Songs About the Mind

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The mind plays a pivotal role for various mental phenomena. Different faculties of the mind are contrasting in nature to physicality, body, and matter. Although imagination, thought, will, sensation, and memory are the set of faculties specifically attributed to the mind, the term is often used in mainstream to convey a wide range of meanings figuratively.

What Does the Mind Convey?

The mind conveys a broad spectrum of perspectives and capacities that define the mental state. How the relation between body and mind is conceived is strongly influenced by the choice of perception. In songs the word “mind” is used in creative ways to convey a message or concept. Often associated metaphorically with the stream of consciousness that describe how the confluence of sense impressions or thoughts constantly change, the mind is portrayed in different avatars through lyrics. Singers and songwriters showcase thoughts through a sequence of events that bring to life emotion. The relation to the conscious and the subconscious is showcased in contrasting way in songs from different genres.

In certain songs the attributes synonymous with thoughts are explained poetically in a compelling manner through a private conversation with oneself inside the head through reasoning. Certain singers and songwriters bring to life the importance of having an open mind towards life and its problems, to ensure we move forward and succeed. Certain tunes highlight the protagonist’s state of mind through a flashback of memories. These songs often showcase a dreamlike imagery intertwined with a philosophical message. Although the mental phenomena of the brain are complex to assimilate, the faculties of the mind manifest themselves in multiple ways.

What Does the Mind Symbolize?

The mind is symbolic of characteristics that represent thoughts through dualism and idealism. Although influential theories about the mind exist, the set of mental faculties associated with the mind are best understood through thinking, perception, and reasoning. In certain songs varied attributes of the mind are portrayed to showcase a deep meaning with an intellectual outlook.

In a great number of songs about love, the protagonist describes the helpless state of letting the mind succumb to feelings of the heart. These songs narrate how the mind loses control when a person falls in love. In songs about friendship musicians illustrate the importance of speaking your mind when you are in a relationship.

A great number of singers and songwriters thoughtfully describe the inability to concentrate and remain focused when the mind is occupied with thoughts about someone you love. The behavioral changes the mental state of a person brings is exquisitely showcased in songs about reality. These songs bring to life how a stressful or traumatic event brings about a negative change in people.

The choices and decisions of the mind are portrayed in different ways in songs form different genres. The comparisons between heart and mind are delightfully brought to life through stories of love, hatred, friendship, and betrayal. Therefore, the mind represents a plethora of ideas and concepts in songs.

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

10 Best Songs About the Mind

1. “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)”—Dua Lipa

2. “Race My Mind”—Drake

3. “Heaven On My Mind”—Becky Hill

4. “Murder on My Mind”—YNW Melly

5. “Kill My Mind”—Louis Tomlinson

6. “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind”—Logic

7. “Read My Mind”—The Killers

8. “On My Mind”—Disciples

9. “Frail State of Mind”—The 1975

10. “Lose My Mind”—Brett Eldredge


11. “Empire State of Mind”—Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys

12. “All on My Mind”—Anderson East

13. “My Mind Is for Sale”—Jack Johnson

14. “Blow My Mind”—Davido featuring Chris Brown

15. “Let Me Blow Ya Mind”—Eve featuring Gwen Stefani

16. “Mind on It”—Yungen featuring Jess Glynne

17. “Free Your Mind”—En Vogue

18. “On My Mind”—Diplo and Sidepiece

19. “Lost in My Mind”—Rufus Du Sol

20. “She’s on My Mind”—JP Cooper


21. “I’ve Made Up My Mind to Give Myself to You”—Bob Dylan

22. “Change Your Mind”—Keith Urban

23. “On My Mind”—Ellie Goulding

24. “Help Me Lose My Mind”—Disclosure featuring London Grammar

25. “I Changed My Mind”—Keyshia Cole

26. “Suspicious Minds”—Elvis Presley

27. “Last Thing on My Mind”—Ronan Keating and LeAnn Rimes

28. “I Got My Mind Set on You”—George Harrison

29. “In My Mind”—Heather Headly

30. “Empire State of Mind (Part 2) Broken Down”—Alicia Keys

31. “She’s Out of Her Mind”—Blink-182

32. “Always on My Mind”—Willie Nelson

33. “Ill Mind of Hopsin 8”—Hopsin

34. “Some Minds’—Flume featuring Andrew Wyatt

35. “Mind Games’—Banks

36. “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind”—Kellie Pickler

37. “Losing My Mind”—Falling in Reverse

38. “Two Minds”—Nero

39. “Love on My Mind”—Freemasons

40. “Coachella — Woodstock on My Mind”—Lana Del Rey


41. “Lose My Mind”—Young Jeezy featuring Plies

42. “Out of My Mind—B.o.B featuring Nicki Minaj

43. “Church of the Poison Mind”—Culture Beat

44. “Friday on My Mind”—The Easybeats

45. “Money on My Mind”—Sam Smith

46. “The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall into My Mind)”—The Bucketheads

47. “Favorite State of Mind”—Josh Gracin

48. “Out of Your Mind”—True Steppers

49. “If You Ever Have Forever in Mind”—Vince Gill

50. “Make Up Your Mind”—Theory of a Deadman

51. “Out of My Mind”—Bingo Players

52. “Keep Me in Mind”—Zac Brown Band

53. “Can’t Make Up My Mind”—Sonique

54. “Out of My Mind”—Duran Duran

55. “Can’t Get You Off My Mind”—Lenny Kravitz

56. “Ghetto Mindstate (Can’t Get Away)”—Lil’ Flip featuring Lyfe Jennings

57. “Universal Mind Control”—Common featuring Pharrell

58. “Do You Mind”—DJ Khaled

59. “If You Could Read My Mind”—Gordon Lightfoot

60. “Mind Eraser, No Chaser”—Them Crooked Vultures


61. “Protect Your Mind (Braveheart)”—DJ Sakin and Friends

62. “Gentle on My Mind”—John Hartford

63. “If I Could Change Your Mind”—Haim

64. “So Gone (What My Mind Said)”—Jill Scott featuring Paul Wall

65. “It’s in My Mind”—Antiloop

66. “On My Mind”—Cody Simpson

67. “Ease My Troubled Mind”—Ricochet

68. “The Last Thing on My Mind”—Patty Loveless

69. “Mindcircus”—Way Out West featuring Tricia Lee Kelshall

70. “Dirty Mind”—The Pipettes

71. “Untanglin’ My Mind”—Clint Black

72. “Filthy Mind”—Amanda Ghost

73. “Open Your Mind”—U.S.U.R.A.

74. “Mind Playing Tricks on Me”—Geto Boys

75. “Love on My Mind”—Xscape

76. “She’s Got a Mind of Her Own”—James Bonamy

77. “It Blows My Mind”—Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell Williams

78. “Mind Control”—Tantric

79. “Losin ‘Your Mind”—Pride & Glory

80. “Cross My Mind”—Jill Scott


81. “Mind Games”—John Lennon

82. “Something’s Gonna Change Her Mind”—Mark Collie

83. “Flashed Junk Mind”—Milky Chance

84. “Maybe Love Will Change Your Mind”—Stevie Nicks

85. “Mind’s Eye”—Wolfmother

86. “Change My Mind”—The Oak Ridge Boys

87. “State of Mind”—Clint Black

88. “Blow Your Mind”—Jamiroquai

89. “What’s on Your Mind (Pure Energy)”—Information Society

90. “Lose My Mind”—Dean Lewis

91. “If You Change Your Mind”—Rosanne Cash

92. “You on My Mind”—Swing Out Sister

93. “Last Thing on My Mind”—Bananarama

94. “Going Out of My Mind”—McBride & the Ride

95. “Nobody in His Right Mind Would’ve Left Her”—George Strait

96. “Jukebox in My Mind”—Alabama

97. “When the Heart Rules the Mind”—GTR

98. “Make Your Mind Up”—Bucks Fizz

99. “Read Your Mind”—Avant

100. “Lose My Mind”—The Wanted

Other Notable Mind Songs

  • “Leave My Mind”—Ben Platt
  • “What’s On Your Mind”—Alessia Cara
  • “Change Ur Mind”—Clinton Kane
  • “In My Mind”—Maty Noyes
  • “Still On My Mind”—Dido
  • “My Mind”—Baker Boy
  • “Open Mind”—Wonho
  • “Piece of My Mind”—Broods
  • “Mind Candy”—Walker Hayes
  • “Drown in My Mind”—Story Untold
  • “Mind Maze”—Katy Perry
  • “Escape My Mind”—Grace VanderWaal
  • “One Track Mind”—Thirty Seconds to Mars
  • “Places That the Mind Goes”—311
  • “I Don’t Mind”—Lindsay Buckingham
  • “Televised Mind”—Fontaines D.C.
  • “Change Your Mind”—Miike Snow
  • “Read My Mind”—Olly Murs
  • “Don’t Mind”—Inna
  • “What’s On My Mind”—Barbara Streisand
  • “Mind on You”—Guy Sebastian
  • “Don’t Mind”—Kent Jones
  • “Mind Over Matter”—Young the Giant
  • “Cross Your Mind”—Sabrina Claudio
  • “Make Up Your Mind”—Martin Garrix
  • “Change Your Mind (No Seas Cortes)”—Britney Spears
  • “Mind Body Soul”—American Authors
  • “Always on My Mind”—Adelen
  • “Murder to the Mind”—Tash Sultana
  • “In My Mind”—Walk the Moon
  • “Mind Your Manners”—Pearl Jam
  • “Change My Mind”—One Direction
  • “Mindful”—K. Michelle
  • “Losing my Mind”—Charlie Puth
  • “Keep in Mind, Transmogrification Is a New Technology”—Mayday Parade
  • “Ease My Mind”—Ben Platt
  • “New York State of Mind”—Billy Joel
  • “Mind the Gap”—Nabiha
  • “The Unified Field / Quiet the Mind”—IAMX
  • “Changed My Mind”—Tove Styrke
  • “Only in My Mind”—Reba McEntire
  • “DJ, Ease My Mind”—Niki & the Dove
  • “Keep in Mind”—LoCash Cowboys
  • “Mind Your Manners”—Chiddy Bang
  • “Widow Wake My Mind”—The Smashing Pumpkins
  • “States and Minds”—The Story So Far
  • “Do You Mind”—Kyla
  • “Nasty Mind”—D12
  • “Criminal Mind”—Lukas Graham
  • “I Don’t Mind”—Usher featuring Juicy J
  • “Out of My Mind / Holy Water”—WhoCares
  • “Mastermind”—Disciples
  • “Why Don’t You Make Up Your Mind?”—Tame Impala
  • “Spotless Mind”—Jhene Aiko
  • “Mind of a Stoner”—Machine Gun Kelly featuring Wiz Khalifa
  • “A Mind Beside Itself”—Dream Theater
  • “Never Mind Me”—Big & Rich
  • “Blow Your Mind”—J. Williams
  • “Don’t Mind”—Mary J. Blige
  • “I’ll Change Your Mind”—Kate Miller-Heidke
  • “Outta My Mind”—The Arcs
  • “Drinkin’ My Baby (Off My Mind)”—Eddie Rabbitt
  • “(Probably) All in the Mind”—Oasis
  • “Mind Reader”—Silverchair
  • “Ready to Go (Get Me Out of My Mind)”—Panic! At the Disco
  • “Invading My Mind”—Jennifer Lopez
  • “What’s on My Mind”—The Cranberries
  • “Blow My Mind”—Robyn
  • “All in the Mind”—Verve
  • “The Last Thing on Your Mind”—Lights
  • “Peace of Mind”—Kottonmouth Kings
  • “Mind over Matter”—E.G. Daily
  • “Read Your Mind”—Boyz 2 Men featuring Faith Evans
  • “Jealous Minds Think Alike”—You Me at Six
  • “Stop Playing with My Mind”—Barbara Tucker
  • “I’m Gonna Drive You Out of My Mind”—Charlie Major
  • “Heart over Mind”—Lorrie Morgan
  • “Mindflux”—N-Joi
  • “Out of Mind, Out of Sight”—Models
  • “What’s on my Mind”—Black Shelton
  • “I Can’t Get You Outa My Mind”—Yvonne Elliman
  • “In His Mind”—Debbie Gibson
  • “Madness (Is All in the Mind)”—The Rise & Fall
  • “Trouble on My Mind”—Pusha T featuring Tyler, the Creator
  • “Speak Ya Mind”—Estelle
  • “Peace of Mind”—Boston
  • “N.Y. State of Mind”—Nas
  • “Green-Tinted Sixties Mind”—Mr. Big
  • “Two Steppin’ Mind”—Tim McGraw
  • “Pay No Mind (Snoozer)”—Beck
  • “Outta Mind (Outta Sight)”—Wilco
  • “Memphis in Your Mind”—Ringo Starr
  • “Dread and the Fugitive Mind”—Megadeth
  • “Love Is on Her Mind”—Sa-Fire
  • “I Love Her Mind”—The Bellamy Brothers
  • “Out of Sight and on My Mind”—Billy Joe Royal
  • “It’s All in Your Mind”—Beck
  • “Kingston State of Mind”—Cherine Anderson
  • “Lose Your Mind”—BoA
  • “Playground in My Mind”—Clint Holmes
  • “I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get it Girl)”—Instant Funk
  • “Where Is My Mind?”—Pixies
  • “Dixie on my Mind”—Hank Williams Jr.
  • “Out of Mind”—Tove Lo
  • “Baby, Don’t Change Your Mind”—Gladys Knight & the Pips
  • “I’ve Got Love in My Mind”—Natalie Cole
  • “Only One Word Comes to Mind”—Biffy Clyro
  • “I’ve Got My Baby on My Mind”—Connie Smith
  • “You’ve Got Something on Your Mind”—Mickey Gilley
  • “Did It Ever Cross Your Mind”—Vanessa Hudgens
  • “I’ve Got a Picture of Us on My Mind”—Loretta Lynn
  • “Pollution of the Mind”—Miss Kitten
  • “Out of My Mind”—Lasgo
  • “Country State of Mind”—Hank Williams Jr.
  • “My Mind Right”—Memphis Bleek
  • “Linda on My Mind”—Conway Twitty
  • “If Only I Had My Mind on Something Else”—Bee Gees
  • “(Baby I’ve Got You) On My Mind”—Powderfinger
  • “Mind of a Maniac”—Boosie Badazz
  • “Journey to the Center of the Mind”—Amboy Dukes
  • “Mind Is the Magic”—Michael Jackson
  • “Pay No Mind”—Culture Beat
  • “You’re Driving Me Out of My Mind”—Little River Band
  • “State of Mind”—Fish
  • “You Are on My Mind”—Chicago
  • “And the Grass Won’t Pay No Mind”—Neil Diamond
  • “Losin’ My Mind”—En Vogue
  • “Can I Change My Mind”—Tyrone Davis
  • “Let Me Touch Your Mind”—Ike & Tina Turner
  • “Back on My Mind Again”—Ronnie Milsap
  • “If I Thought You’d Ever Change Your Mind”—Edwards Hand
  • “You Almost Slipped My Mind”—Kenny Price
  • “Dirty Mind”—Shakespears Sister
  • “Man on Your Mind”—Little River Band
  • “Change Your Mind”—Earth, Wind, & Fire
  • “Stoned out of My Mind”—Chi-Lites
  • “Lost Yo Mind”—Beyonce
  • “Phantom Minds”—Nana Mizuki
  • “My Mind’s Eye”—Small Faces
  • “Happy State of Mind”—Bill Anderson
  • “Blow Your Mind”—Redman
  • “Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)”—Loretta Lynn
  • “All in Your Mind”—Mariah Carey
  • “Mind Blowin’”—The D.O.C.
  • “Mind At the End of the Tether”—Tackhead
  • “A Little Boogie Woogie in the Back of My Mind”—Gary Glitter
  • “It’s All in Your Mind”—Ivy
  • “Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind”—George Strait
  • “Mind Disease”—Ritual
  • “Carolina in My Mind”—James Taylor
  • “I Just Can’t Get Her Out of My Mind”—Johnny Rodriguez
  • “Dangerous Mindz”—Gravediggaz
  • “Love Has a Mind of It’s Own”—Donna Summer
  • “Delirio Mind”—Scotch
  • “Mind Reader”—Dustin Lynch
  • “Girl You Need a Change of Mind”—Eddie Kendricks
  • “Mind on My Man”—Carly Simon
  • “Legend of a Mind”—The Moody Blues
  • “I’ve Already Loved You in My Mind”—Conway Twitty
  • “Mind of a Toy”—Visage
  • “Change Your Mind”—Sharpe & Numan
  • “Fourteen Carat Mind”—Gene Watson
  • “She’s All on My Mind”—Wet Wet Wet
  • “I Don’t Mind”—Buzzcocks
  • “Never Mind”—Simon Webbe
  • “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time)”—The Delfonics
  • “Back in Our Minds”—Funkadelic
  • “Whenever You’re on My Mind”—Marshall Crenshaw
  • “I Don’t Mind”—Jimmy Harnen
  • “Dirty Mind”—Prince
  • “Always on My Mind”—Rani
  • “Do I Ever Cross Your Mind”—Dolly Parton
  • “On My Mind”—New Found Glory
  • “You’re Going Out of My Mind”—T.G. Sheppard
  • “Tattoed on My Mind”—D’Sound
  • “Have in Mind”—Cetu Javu
  • “Keep This Heart in Mind”—Bonnie Raitt
  • “A Mind of Its Own”—Victoria Beckham
  • “Got to Get You Off My Mind”—Solomon Burke
  • “Mind Spinning”—Lethal Bizzle
  • “Mind, Body and Soul”—Flaming Ember
  • “What’s on Your Mind”—George Benson
  • “‘Till I Get My Way / Girl Is on My Mind”—The Black Keys
  • “One Time 4 Your Mind”—Nas
  • “I Don’t Mind the Thorns (If You’re the Rose)”—Lee Greenwood
  • “New Mind”—Swans
  • “Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind”—The Lovin’ Spoonful
  • “Burning a Hole in My Mind”—Connie Smith
  • “A Texas State of Mind”—David Frizzell and Shelly West
  • “Heart over Mind”—Kim Wilde
  • “Can’t Get You Out of My Mind”—Lil Suzy
  • “She’s Got a Single Thing in Mind”—Conway Twitty
  • “Make Up Your Mind”—Florence and the Machine
  • “Read My Mind”—Sweetbox
  • “Mantra for a State of Mind”—S’Express
  • “A Criminal Mind”—Lawrence Gowan
  • “If You Ever Change Your Mind”—Crystal Gayle
  • “You Must Have Walked Across My Mind Again”—George Jones
  • “Change Your Mind”—The Killers
  • “Elevate My Mind”—Stereo MC’s

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