Top Songs That Start With S

Songs that start with S

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Pick a random letter from the alphabet, and you will find plenty of memorable songs. And this is even more true for the letter “s.” Many of our favorite songs start with this letter. Now, if you are determined to hear some of the famous songs starting with the letter “s,” we have the perfect list for you. 

The list is perfect because they span many genres. No matter what your musical taste is, there will be something for you. There are songs of longing, the dichotomy of growing up, and more. Here are my top 7.

1. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
  • Released: 1969
  • Genre: Pop, Soft Rock
  • Album: Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show
  • YouTube views: 51M (Live version)

My list starts with a famous song “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond. It portrays the story of a lovestruck man. He is absorbed by joy when he sees the women he likes. 

Here is an interesting fact: although the song is primarily about love and romance, “Sweet Caroline” is particularly popular at sporting events all over England and the US.

2. Somewhere I Belong – Linkin Park

Somewhere I Belong - Linkin Park
  • Released: 2003
  • Genre: Rock, Nu Metal
  • Album: Meteora
  • YouTube views: 260M

What is there left to say about the song “Somewhere I Belong” from the legendary band Linkin Park? Let’s start by mentioning it won MTV’s “Best Rock Music Video” award. 

“Somewhere I Belong” is all about longing. Finding the right place where you belong. Many people who listen to it find it extremely relatable because even when surrounded by people, many people feel that they still do not belong and are ultimately alone.

Moreover, “Somewhere I Belong” is a masterpiece. This track speaks to many people. And it broke into the top 10 on many charts as well.

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3. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses

Sweet Child O’ Mine - Guns N’ Roses
  • Released: 1987
  • Genre: Hard Rock, Rock
  • Album: Appetite for Destruction
  • YouTube views: 1.4B

“Sweet Child O’ Mine” is a vocal masterpiece. The song is about how the vocalist’s daughter brings the best out of him. And he wants to protect her at all costs.

It also has probably one of the most iconic intros too. The moment it starts playing, people instantly know which song it is.

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4. Stressed Out – Twenty One Pilots

Stressed Out - Twenty One Pilots
  • Released: 2015
  • Genre: Alternative Rap, Alternative Rock, and Psychedelic Pop
  • Album: Blurryface
  • YouTube views: 2.6B

If you think about it, the sharp contrast between being an adult and a child is quite mind-boggling. And that dichotomy is exactly what this song is about.

The song points out the fact that children are encouraged to explore. They are expected to let curiosity take over. On the other hand, adults are expected to have it ‘all figured out’.

And this is what stresses out the singer. Perhaps this is what stresses a lot of us. It is a song that every listener will love, no matter their age. The beat is catchy, and the music video is great as well. It has 2.6B views for crying out loud!


  • Released: 1975
  • Genre: Pop
  • Album: ABBA
  • YouTube views: 78M

When you listen to the song, the title makes sense. It is all about a lover who is deeply in love with someone who does not reciprocate the feeling. Thus the name.

Its chart performance was also fantastic. It made it to the 15th spot on the US Billboard Hot 100. In addition to that, it also has 9 No. 1 hits. That is quite impressive. However, there is another cool little trivia that many people do not know about this song. Or, more appropriately, do not notice.

Both the name of the song and the artist are palindromes. Did you notice it? In fact, it is the only top 20 hit to have this trait.

6. Say Amen – Panic at the Disco

Say Amen - Panic at the Disco
  • Released: 2018
  • Genre: Alternative, Pop Rock
  • Album: Pray for the Wicked
  • YouTube views: 53M

A lot of people will find this track quite relatable. On many fronts, actually. The track is all about the desire to be a better person. Especially when you know you can do better. But then again, you end up choosing the same old bad habits.

Our vices do keep us tied down sometimes, don’t they? Apart from that, this track was part of the Pray for the Wicked album. The whole album is about how the band struggles with both feelings of pride and guilt. The feelings are due to the band’s recently found success.

7. Someone I Used to Know – Gotye Ft. Kimbra

Someone I Used to Know - Gotye Ft. Kimbra
  • Released: 2011
  • Genre: Alternative Rap, Alternative Rock, and Psychedelic Pop
  • Album: Making Mirrors
  • YouTube views: 2B

“One hit wonder”, “washed-up”, Gotye has been called many things. But this track featuring the talented Kimbra is nostalgic and one truly good song. 

Moreover, the chorus just gets you pumped. Gotye explained in an interview that the song is about an ex. The breakup was bad. And they hurt each other more than was necessary.

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Wrapping Up

These songs that start with s are some of my picks that I find myself listening to every now and then. 

There should be something for everyone here. Romance, the drama that comes along with it, growing up, struggling with success, and more. If you have found one, don’t forget to share it with your friends.

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Lucas Araujo Castro has always been a passionate musician. From a very early age, Lucas had a fascination with music. Even as a toddler, Lucas enjoyed listening to music, and it made him calm down whenever someone would play anything. Seeing this, his parents knew they had given birth to a future rockstar. So as the years went by, with ample support from their family, Lucas started practicing music. While other children were focused on toys and games, he was seen spending countless hours practicing their guitar.