30 Best Songs About Nature You Must Listen To

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Are you looking for the best songs about nature? Stop scrolling the pages and get the most popular nature songs here. We have come up with the 30 best songs you should listen to. Nature is what soothes your mind, you feel stress-free around nature. The chirping sounds of birds, and fresh air around greenery and water bodies, feel like awesome to our brains. Because nature holds the power to heal and you will feel free without any disturbances.

However, humans have been harming nature in numerous ways. Be it, industrialization, deforestation, pollution, or global warming, human activities affect the earth and nature badly. Agree or not? Music is another way to heal and spread awareness about these issues.

There have been several songs about nature related to protecting it for present and future generations. Music artists often include these awareness messages in their music dedicated to natural issues like global warming and wasting natural resources. As they have a massive fanbase, their message reaches out to millions of people. Not all of them pay attention or take action for them, but some got the awareness message correctly.

So, we are presenting the most popular songs about nature you probably know. From R.E.M.’s timeless song “Fall on Me”, to Michael Jackson’s ballad “Earth”, to The Cranberries’ pop song “Time Is Ticking Out”, we have included 30 best songs so far. Without further discussion, let’s explore the songs added to the list given below. Here we go.

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1- “Eyes Wide Open”- Gotye

Gotye - Eyes Wide Open (Official Music Video)

“Eyes Wide Open” is a song by Gotye from his studio album Making Mirrors. The nature song includes stop-motion animation of animals riding spider-legged boats over various desolate landscapes in quest of water. Their faces appear to collapse, maybe owing to a lack of water. The song peaked at No. 55 on the Australian Singles Chart.

2- “Fall on Me”- R.E.M.

R.E.M. - Fall On Me

R.E.M.’s “Fall on Me” is a song from their fourth album Lifes Rich Pageant (1986). It was the first of two singles from the LP. The song reached number 94 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was one of the band’s first environmental pieces. It focuses on the global issue of acid rain.

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3- “Seminole Wind”- John Anderson

John Anderson Seminole Wind

John Anderson released the title track from the album “Seminole Wind”. The song has naturalist overtones, criticizing human-caused environmental degradation for commercial benefit. It peaked at #1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart, and #2 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks list.

4-  “Pass It on Down”- Alabama

Alabama - Pass It On Down (Official Video)

The song “Pass It on Down” tackles environmental issues, imploring listeners to protect the earth for future generations. It is the title song from the thirteenth album of the country music band Alabama. The song reached #3 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and #57 on the Billboard 200.

5- “What A Wonderful World”- Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World

The UK Singles chart-topper single “What A Wonderful World” was released in 1967. It is one of Armstrong’s most recognizable and popular recordings. “What a Wonderful World” has been recorded by numerous singers and is still a popular song of optimism and gratitude for life’s marvels.

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6- “(Nothing But) Flowers”-Talking Heads

Talking Heads - [Nothing But] Flowers (Official Video)

“(Nothing But) Flowers” playfully contrasts ideas of materialism and urbanization with a wish for a simpler, more natural life. It is one of the most popular songs about nature. Despite its cheery rhythm, the song provides a thought-provoking message on environmental issues.

7- “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)”- Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) (Visualizer)

“Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)” quickly became one of Gaye’s most popular songs from his wide discography. In 2002, his third single recording received a “Grammy Hall of Fame” Award. The song is about environmental concerns and the deterioration of the natural world.

8- “Earth Song”- Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson - Earth Song (Official Video)

“Earth Song” is usually a ballad by the legendary late singer Michael Jackson. “Earth Song” was his first album related to the environment and animal welfare. The music video was shot in four geographical places, concentrating on the destruction and regeneration of the Earth.

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9- “Radioactive”- Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons - Radioactive

Imagine Dragons’ Radioactive has an epic sound with loud percussion, electronic elements, and strong vocals. The lyrics depict a post-apocalyptic future in which the protagonist values their power and refuses to be subjugated by other forces. It is among the sleeper hits that topped the charts lately but stayed for longer weeks.

10-  “4 Minutes”- Madonna (ft. Justin Timberlake and Timbaland)

“4 Minutes” is one of the most popular songs about nature. It features vocals by Justin Timberlake and Timbaland. It’s a hit song from Madonna’s eleventh studio album Hard Candy. “4 Minutes” is about seizing the present and making the most of one’s time, with the recurring chorus We only got four minutes to save the world.

11- “Big Yellow Taxi”- Counting Crows (ft. Vanessa Carlton)

4 Minutes (feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland)

“Big Yellow Taxi” by Counting Crows is a 2002 version of the song by Joni Mitchell. It preserves the original’s folk rock flavor while also adding a modern spin. The song concerns environmental concerns, including urbanization and the disappearance of natural landscapes.

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12- “Where Do The Children Play?”- Cat Stevens

Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Where Do The Children Play?

“Where Do the Children Play?” is a song by Cat Stevens from his album “Tea for the Tillerman.” Stevens’ contemplative lyrics raise concerns about the implications of industrialization and urbanization. He questioned where children could play in the middle of concrete jungles and polluted environments.

13- “Make a Little Wave”- Demi Lovato & Joe Jonas

Demi Lovato & Joe Jonas - Make a Wave - (Official Music Video) - No Pitch Change -1080p HD

Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas’ song “Make a Wave” was released for Disney’s “Friends for a Change” campaign. Make a Wave debuted and performed at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. It also appeared in the Disneynature film Oceans.

14- “Beds are Burning”- Midnight Oil

Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning

Midnight Oil’s song “Beds Are Burning” is the opening track of their album Diesel and Dust. It’s one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll. The song is a powerful hymn that addresses the displacement and oppression of Indigenous Australians, in terms of land rights and colonial legacy.

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15- “The Seed”- Aurora

AURORA - The Seed

“The Seed” is a song by Norwegian singer-songwriter Aurora. It was released in 2019 as part of her studio album, “A Different Kind of Human.” The song delves into topics of ecology, humanity’s relationship to nature, and the desire for change.

16- “Feels Like Summer”- Childish Gambino

Childish Gambino - Feels Like Summer

“Feels Like Summer” is a popular single by Childish Gambino. The song is featured on the FIFA 19 soundtrack. In the song, Glover speaks about the changing seasons and the emotions that accompany them. While also addressing numerous cultural and societal characters.

17- “Doctor My Eyes”- Jackson Browne

Doctor My Eyes

“Doctor My Eyes” became one of Browne’s defining songs and is still considered a classic today. It served as the lead single for his debut album, “Jackson Browne.” The song is a heartfelt meditation on disillusionment and the quest to find clarity in a complicated world.

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18- “Green River”- Credence Clearwater Revival

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (Official Lyric Video)

The American rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival wrote the song “Green River”. The song invokes images of the American South, referencing the region’s environment, fauna, and culture. It became the RIAA’s gold-certified song.

19- “This Land Is Your Land”- Woodie Guthrie

Woody Guthrie- This Land Is Your Land

Woody Guthrie’s song “This Land Is Your Land” was released in 1940. It is among the most well-known folk tunes in the United States. The song’s lyrics highlight the beauty and diversity of the American countryside while promoting inclusion and social justice.

20- “Blackened”- Metallica

Blackened (Remastered)

The song “Blackened” maintains Metallica’s tradition of having a thrash song as the opening track on an album. The song discusses nuclear war, the destruction of humanity, the total ruin of the world, and the extinction of natural life.

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21- “Lost In The Wild”- Walk The Moon

WALK THE MOON - Lost In The Wild (Official Audio)

The next one is the ballad song “Lost In The Wild” by the indie rock group Walk The Moon. “Lost in the Wild” focuses on self-discovery, adventure, and embracing the unknown. It tells about breaking away from the bounds of regular life and discovering freedom in the woods.

22- “Don’t Go Near The Water”- The Beach Boys

Don't Go Near The Water (Remastered 2009)

The Beach Boys’ song “Don’t Go Near the Water” was released in 1971 from the album “Surf’s Up.” The lyrics warn against the hazards of pollution and encourage action to safeguard the environment. It also includes signature harmonies, a surf-rock sound, and a relaxed attitude that contrasts with the song’s intensity.

23- “Time Is Ticking Out”- The Cranberries

The Cranberries - Time Is Ticking Out (Official Music Video)

The Cranberries’ single “Time Is Ticking Out” is taken from their album “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee.” The song’s lyrics cover environmental and societal themes, including pollution, conflict, and the passage of time. Moreover, the chorus underlines the need to resolve these challenges with the phrase, “Time is ticking out.”

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24- “All The Good Girls Go To Hell”- Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish - all the good girls go to hell (Official Music Video)

“All The Good Girls Go To Hell” focuses on climate change. It explores themes of temptation, sin, and the consequences of human actions. The song debuted at number 46 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and 77 on the UK Singles Chart. The song’s lyrics suggest a cynical view of humanity, with references to environmental destruction and moral decay.

25- “Going Up the Country”- Canned Heat

Going Up The Country

“Going Up the Country” is a song by the band Canned Heat from the album “Living the Blues.” It depicts a desire to leave the city and move to the countryside, where life is peaceful. It is one of the classic songs about nature and Canned Heat’s most popular and appreciated song.

26- “S.O.S. (Mother Nature)”- will. i.am

S.O.S (Mother Nature)

Next up on the list, is S.O.S.(Mother Nature). The song emphasizes environmental issues and the importance of taking action to safeguard the earth. Will.i.am’s song S.O.S.(Mother Nature) highlights the necessity of tackling issues such as pollution, deforestation, and climate change, presenting them as a plea to aid “Mother Nature.”

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27- “Another Way to Die”- Disturbed

Disturbed - Another Way To Die [Official Music Video]

“Another Way to Die” is a nature song by the band Disturbed. It topped the U.S. Billboard Rock Songs Chart. The song’s lyrics primarily convey a sense of urgency and agitation, emphasizing the need for change while warning of the risks of apathy.

28- “The River Sings”- Enya

The River Sings

Enya frequently uses themes drawn from mythology and the natural world in her songs, together with a dreamy voice and rich music. This song “The River Sings” is no exception, bringing up pictures of peaceful landscapes and flowing water with its eerie tune and dreamy mood.

29- “Mother Nature’s Son”- The Beatles

Mother Nature's Son (Anthology 3 Version)

The Beatles recorded “Mother Nature’s Son” for their 1968 double album The Beatles. With striking images of rural and natural landscapes, “Mother Nature’s Son” honors the wonder and simplicity of nature. It conveys a strong bond with nature and the serenity that may be found inside its embrace.

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30- “Earth”- Lil Dicky

Lil Dicky - Earth (Official Music Video)

“Earth” is a song by Lil Dicky just three days earlier from Earth Day in 2019. The song was even recorded in a studio with around thirty singer-songwriters and celebrities. Moreover, the lyrics of the song focus on environmental concerns. Each guest vocalist represents a different part of nature.

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