Sometimes, it can be fun going through and finding all of the songs that start with a certain letter just to see what the themes are of those tracks and how much variety there is. We have compiled a list of 31 songs starting with A that we think you’d enjoy below.
1. All Shook Up – Elvis Presley
First on our list is the Elvis Presley hit All Shook Up released in 1957, and this is one of his most iconic tracks. It was number one on the Billboard Top 100, Billboard R&B, and Hot Country Songs charts. It made it onto the 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time List compiled by Rolling Stone and came in at 352. The track can be found in the movie Look Who’s Talking Too.
2. All For You – Janet Jackson
Next is the Janet Jackson hit from 2001 called All For You released on the album with the same name. This song combines dance and pop, and it’s a track that’s all about dancing and flirting with someone. It made it to number one on the Dance Club Songs, Mainstream Top 40, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and Hot 100 charts.
3. A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
The Beatles are up next with A Hard Day’s Night, which was released in 1964 in their album and the movie soundtrack of the same name. This song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and Cash Box Top 100 charts. You can find this track in an episode of The Simpsons as well.
4. A Boy Named Sue – Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash released A Boy Named Sue in 1969 and performed it at San Quentin live, which became a huge hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with it staying at number two for three weeks. The song hit number one on the Adult Contemporary Tracks chart and number one on the Hot Country Singles chart. The RIAA certified it Gold in 1969 too.
5. All Along The Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix
Next is Jimi Hendrix with his huge hit All Along The Watchtower, which was released in 1968 on the album Electric Ladyland, and was a cover of the Bob Dylan track. You can find this song in movies and television shows such as Forrest Gump, A Bronx Tale, and Watchmen. It is thought to be one of his top tracks and hit 40 on the 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time List compiled by Rolling Stone.
6. A Place In This World – Taylor Swift
Next is pop superstar Taylor Swift with A Place In This World, which is a song released in 2006 and written when she was 13. It’s a track that’s about her moving to Nashville and trying to figure out how to get to the place she wanted to be and was having trouble finding her way.
7. Another Brick In The Wall, Part Two – Pink Floyd
We have to mention Another Brick In The Wall Part II by Pink Floyd, which is the most-played song out of the three parts, and it’s an anti-corporal punishment track that has a kid’s choir singing in it. This song was released for the 1979 movie The Wall and was a huge hit coming in at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and 57 on the Dance Club Songs chart.
8. A Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton
Next is Vanessa Carlton with her hit A Thousand Miles, which was released in 2002 as the debut single for her album Be Not Nobody. This song became her signature track and most popular too, with it reaching number one on the Adult Contemporary and Mainstream Top 40 charts. It also reached number two on the Adult Top 40 chart and five on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is in the movie Pitch Perfect 2 and Isn’t It Romantic, and can be found in television shows such as The Good Doctor.
9. Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Bill Withers had a massive hit with the song Ain’t No Sunshine, which comes from the Just As I Am album, released in 1971. It landed on the Adult Contemporary chart at number two and hit three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also was 23 on the top tracks for 1971 and was a breakout hit that is still played today. The song is featured in Notting Hill, Old School, Flight, and Munich.
10. All By Myself – Eric Carmen
Next on our list is the sad song by Eric Carmen called All By Myself, which was released in 1975 and was most notably covered by Celine Dion. His version made it to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and six on the Adult Contemporary charts. It has been in several television shows and movies including Friends, Scrubs, Half Baked, Angel, Zootopia, and Bedtime Stories, just to name a few.
11. ABC – The Jackson 5
We all know The Jackson 5 and their smash hit ABC, which was released in 1970 and made it to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was also on the Soul Singles chart and peaked at number one for a month. It’s one of the cool and happy songs by The Jackson 5 that’s all about learning the alphabet.
12. At Last – Etta James
Next is the timeless iconic song At Last by Etta James, which was released in 1960 on her first album of the same name. It hit number two on the Hot R&B Sides chart and 47 on the Hot 100 chart. While Glenn Miller recorded the track in 1942, it’s still her version that we all remember, and it was her version that made it into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. It was featured in movies and television shows such as Rain Man, American Pie, Inland Empire, True Blood, and Shameless, to name a few.
13. A Fool In Love – Ike & Tina Turner
Ike and Tina Turner released A Fool In Love in 1960, and it was their debut single together. This song hit number two on the Hot R&B Sides chart and made it to 27 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This track crossed from the R&B charts to the pop charts and was one of the few songs at that time to achieve that.
14. Africa – Toto
Calling all rock fans, we’re talking about Africa, which you probably know as one of the most famous Toto songs. It was released in 1982 on Toto IV, and the track hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and five on the Adult Contemporary chart. They received a lot of praise for this song, including how the composition was put together. It has been in several movies and television shows through the years such as Scrubs, The Goldbergs, Chuck, Family Guy, Community, and Love Island.
15. A Woman’s Worth – Alicia Keys
Feminists will recognize A Woman’s Worth by Alicia Keys, which she released in 2001 on her first album Songs In A Minor. This is an R&B track that continues the story from her debut single Fallin. It hit number three on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and landed at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It won the award for Outstanding Song from the NAACP.
16. Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus
On our list next is the 90s hit we all remember, which is Achy Breaky Heart by country superstar Billy Ray Cyrus. The song was released in 1992 on Some Gave All, which was his debut album and it became his signature track. This song was everywhere, and it made line dancing mainstream. The track was number one on the Hot Country Songs chart and landed at four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
17. A Winter’s Tale – Queen
Queen makes our list with A Winter’s Tale, which was released on Made In Heaven —the 1995 album that came out after Freddie Mercury died in 1991. When he wrote this song, he was looking out the window, so it has a feel of being daydream-like. It’s one of the iconic tracks that they released through the years that fans love.
18. Addicted To Love – Robert Palmer
Up next is Robert Palmer with his signature song Addicted To Love, which was released on Riptide in 1985. This track made it to number one on the Top Rock Tracks and Billboard Hot 100 charts. It received Gold certification from the RIAA and was part of the last group of 45 RPMs to have that certification. This song is famous and memorable because the video showed a lot of beautiful models.
19. A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson
Calling all fans of American Idol, we’re talking about Kelly Clarkson and her single after winning the show called A Moment Like This. The song made it to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and four on both the Adult Contemporary and Mainstream Top 40 charts. It remains not only an iconic track for her but a memorable moment in the first season of American Idol.
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20. About Damn Time – Lizzo
Next is Lizzo with her smash hit About Damn Time, which was released on her 2022 album Special. The song is a celebration of everything we’ve all gone through over the years and a track meant to make you feel sexy and good about yourself. She won Record Of The Year and that was the first time a woman rapper won that award. It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100, Adult Top 40, Mainstream Top 40, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Rhythmic, and Dance/Mix Show Airplay charts.
21. A Little At A Time – Dolly Parton
Up next is A Little At A Time by Dolly Parton, which comes from her 1972 album Touch Your Woman. She wrote this song for the working girls out there, and it’s about all of the things we go through on a daily basis, and how we can get through the day a little at a time.
22. A Million Lights – Cheryl
Cheryl released A Million Lights in 2012 on an album of the same name, and it’s one of the newer pop songs on our list. She dropped her last name Cole for this album after her divorce. While not the most well-known track, it’s a lovely song that deserves your attention and her vocals are magnificent.
23. A League Of Notions – Al Stewart
Next is Al Stewart with A League Of Notions, which is a take on a League of Nations and a pun that is found on the album Between The Wars from 1995. It’s all about being cynical after World War One and the unity and peace that was supposed to happen but didn’t. If you need a laugh, then this song should be on your list!
24. All Too Well – Taylor Swift
We have to mention All Too Well by Taylor Swift, which is one of her ballads on her 2012 album Red. It is about a romantic relationship, and it uses a lot of imagery to go into detail about it. A beautiful and slower song, it wasn’t a huge chart-topper like other tracks of hers.
It made it to 80 on the Billboard Hot 100, 17 on the Hot Country Songs chart, and 58 on the Country Airplay chart. The RIAA certified it gold, and it’s one that combines rock, country, folk, and some pop for a timeless masterpiece about love.
25. A Day Without Me -U2
U2 had a hit song called A Day Without Me, which was released in 1980 on Boy, and that was their first album. While it was the eighth track on the album, it was chosen to be the first single released, and it helped propel them to stardom. It is all about someone thinking about what would happen if they weren’t around anymore, such as in their friend circle and within the world.
26. Ain’t That A Kick In The Head – Dean Martin
Next is Dean Martin with the song Ain’t That A Kick In The Head, which was released in 1960 and was part of the movie Ocean’s 11. The track is a jazz song that has classic elements of Dean Martin, and it’s one of his most iconic tracks.
27. A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes – Ilene Woods
Ilene Woods sang the vocals for A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes, which was released for the Disney classic Cinderella in 1950. In the song, Cinderella tells her animal friends to keep dreaming, and it’s an upbeat positive track that will put a smile on your face.
28. A Change Of Heart – The 1975
Next is The 1975 with their hit song A Change Of Heart from I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It, which was released in 2016. The track was a hit and made it to 47 on the Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart. It is all about ending a romantic relationship as you fall out of and back in love with someone using technology as the theme.
29. A Year Without Rain – Selena Gomez & The Scene
Next up is A Year Without Rain by Selena Gomez, and this was released in 2010 on the album of the same name. She compares wanting her lover to there being a year without rain. It made it to number one on the Dance Club Songs chart and 35 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
30. All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
Last on our list is All You Need Is Love, which was released in 1967 by The Beatles. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was an iconic song for those in the counterculture. This is one of the most well-known tracks by the group and was featured in Yellow Submarine and the movie Michael.
From the time she was little, Florence loved listening to music and quickly learned how music can make you happy and feel fulfilled. One of her favorite memories is being in the garage with her dad working on classic cars with the local rock station blaring in the background. Ever since Florence was 3, she loved grunge music and spent hours listening to bands such as Alice in Chains, Mad Season, Soul Asylum, and Soundgarden.
She also enjoys classic rock, modern rock, nu metal, alternative rock, and old 90’s R&B. Her love of music grew as she got older, and used music to help her get through tough times in her life. More often than not, you’ll see Florence with earbuds in while she’s writing, cooking, cleaning, and doing other tasks. She also loves to debate music with her friends such as which lead singer is the best vocalist, the most iconic guitar solos in music, and what songs are really the best of the decade.