Have you been looking for tracks that start with a certain letter just to see what topics are covered and who sang them? We’ve compiled a list of 31 songs starting with B that we think you’d be interested in hearing, so continue reading to learn all about them!
1. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
The first song on our list is Queen with Bohemian Rhapsody, which came out in 1975 as part of the A Night At The Opera album. This track made it to two on the Billboard Hot 100 and six on the Cash Box chart and has since become a signature song by Queen that has lived on long after Freddie Mercury. The track was notably featured in Wayne’s World and has been in other movies and shows including The Goldbergs, The Filth And The Fury, and Suicide Squad.
2. Back In Black – AC/DC
Next on our list is the hit song Back In Black, which is by AC/DC, and this track was released on the album of the same name in 1980. It was a tribute song to the previous lead singer of the band Bon Scott who had died a few months prior. This was the first album with the new lead singer Brian Johnson, and the guitar riff in the intro is one of the most iconic in music. It reached 37 on the Billboard Hot 100 and 51 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart.
3. Beat It – Michael Jackson
Calling all fans of the King of Pop, Beat It by Michael Jackson takes the next spot, which was released in 1983 on the album Thriller. This is a rock song that has become his signature track and quickly went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100, Hot Black Singles chart, and the Cash Box chart. It went to 14 on the Mainstream Rock chart and notably features a guitar solo by Eddie Van Halen.
4. Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf
All rebellious teenagers know Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf as it’s used in counterculture all of the time, even today, which is incredible given the song was released in 1968. The track is used a lot by the biker culture, and it was featured in the movie Easy Rider. It gets credit as the first real heavy metal song, and it reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100. It has also been in television shows such as Miami Vice and Paddington.
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5. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Next up is Van Morrison with his signature song Brown Eyed Girl, which was released in 1967 off of the Blowin’ Your Mind album. Backup vocals were performed by The Sweet Inspirations, and this track has been featured in movies such as Born On The Fourth Of July, The Big Chill, and Sleeping With The Enemy. It was on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 16 weeks and made it to number 10 on the chart.
6. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson makes our list again with the song Billie Jean, which was released in 1983 off of his hit album Thriller. This track mixed funk, dance, pop, and R&B to create another one of his signature songs that is timeless. In it, a woman claims he is the father of her baby, and he is denying it. The track was a huge success and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, Hot Black Singles, and Cash Box charts. It reached nine on the Adult Contemporary chart and is thought to be one of the greatest songs of all time.
7. Bennie and the Jets – Elton John
Up next is Elton John with his hit Bennie And The Jets, which was released in 1974 on the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album. This is one of several iconic songs he has released, and he famously played it at Live Aid. The track reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and 15 on the Hot Soul Singles chart. It has been featured in movies such as 27 Dresses, It’s Complicated, and Running With Scissors.
8. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel
One of the most well-known songs on our list is next, which is Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel, and this track was released in 1970. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts and has notably been covered by Aretha Franklin and Elvis Presley. It won a lot of awards including a Grammy for Song Of The Year.
9. Black Hole Sun – Soundgarden
Next is Soundgarden with Black Hole Sun from the album Superunknown, and this song is known as the signature track of the popular 90s grunge band. It was written by lead singer Chris Cornell, and it made it to number one on the Mainstream Rock chart, two on the Alternative Airplay chart, and nine on the Mainstream Top 40 chart. It was a hit worldwide and reached number one in Iceland.
10. Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen
In 1975, Bruce Springsteen released Born To Run on an album of the same name, and this song was his first single released worldwide. Rolling Stone placed it 21 of the top 500 songs of all time, and it’s a classic rock track that reached number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it his first top 40 song.
11. Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-A-Lot
Next is a song that we all know from the 90s, which is Sir Mix-A-Lot with Baby Got Back, and this was released in 1992 from the album Mack Daddy. This is a famous track that talks about women’s butts, and it caused controversy when it was released since some said it objectified women. Regardless, it reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, five on the Dance Clubs chart, and 27 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The track was the second biggest song in terms of sales for 1992.
12. …Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
Attention all pop fans, our next song is …Baby One More Time by Britney Spears, which comes from her debut album released in 1999. This is the track that made her a household name and she won a ton of awards for it, including Best Music Video and Best Song. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and Mainstream Top 40 charts and hit 10 on the Rhythmic chart.
13. Believe – Cher
Up next is Cher with her track Believe, which was released in 1999. This upbeat song is more dance-pop and electro-pop, which is different from other music she had released in the past, and it’s a very empowering track. It was a huge hit and was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and on the Dance Club Songs chart, and hit two on the Mainstream Top 40.
14. Bad Blood – Taylor Swift Feat. Kendrick Lamar
Pop star Taylor Swift is up next with her hit song Bad Blood, which is about a close friend betraying you. It was released in 2014 off of her album 1989 and a remix was released in 2015 that featured rapper Kendrick Lamar. The track hit number one on the Mainstream Top 40, Billboard Hot 100, and Adult Top 40 charts. It reached five on the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart and six on the Rhythmic chart. It can be found in DC League Of Super-Pets and Miss Americana.
15. Band On The Run – Paul McCartney & The Wings
Calling all folk fans, you may be familiar with the song Band On The Run by Paul McCartney And The Wings. This track was released in 1974 off of the album of the same name and has since become one of their most popular songs. It has three different elements in the track, first using folk, then going into rock, and then funk. It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and 22 on the Easy Listening chart.
16. The Boys Of Summer – Don Henley
In 1984, Don Henley released the track The Boys Of Summer, which comes from the album Building The Perfect Beast. It was a huge hit for him, and the video for the song won a lot of awards including Video Of The Year. It reached number one on the Top Rock Tracks chart and also number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
17. Better Man – Pearl Jam
Up next is Pearl Jam with Better Man, which was released in 1994 on Vitalogy, and lead singer Eddie Vedder wrote this song. It has since become one of the classic tunes from this grunge-era band. It reached number one on the Mainstream Rock chart, two on the Alternative Airplay chart, and 13 on both the Radio Songs and Mainstream Top 40 charts.
18. Blowin’ In The Wind – Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan wrote Blowin’ In The Wind in 1962, and it was on the album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan. It’s one of the iconic songs from that era, which was a protest track dealing with freedom, war, and peace. It was entered into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1994 and Rolling Stone ranked it number 14 in 2004 on its list of 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time. It reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and was famously in the movie Forrest Gump.
19. Burning Down The House – Talking Heads
Calling all new wave music fans, Talking Heads’ song Burning Down The House makes our list which came out in 1983 on the album Speaking In Tongues. The track placed nine on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and topped the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in sixth place. This song has been featured on Private Practice, The Gilmore Girls, and Parenthood.
20. Burnin’ For You – Blue Öyster Cult
Up next is Blue Öyster Cult with the song Burnin’ For You, which was released in 1981 on the album Fire Of Unknown Origin. This track is one of the biggest songs they had and is a timeless tune that is still popular today. When it was released, it hit number one on the Mainstream Rock chart and reached number 40 on the Billboard Hot 100.
21. Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones makes our list, which was released in 1971 on Sticky Fingers. The song is allegedly written about a woman who was darker skinned. Rolling Stone had this track on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time, and it was a huge hit when it was released, coming in at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
22. Bad Medicine – Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi had a huge hit with Bad Medicine in 1988, and this song was on New Jersey. It made it to number one on the Hot 100 list and three on the Mainstream Rock chart. This is one of their iconic songs that still gets airplay today.
23. Blank Space – Taylor Swift
Up next is Blank Space by Taylor Swift, and it’s a satirical song that reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, Adult Contemporary, Mainstream Top 40, and Adult Top 40 charts. It was released on the album 1989, which came out in 2014.
24. Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
Next is Lady Gaga’s hit Bad Romance, which was released on The Fame Monster album, and it was about her paranoia about touring and being in unhealthy relationships. The track reached number one on the Mainstream Top 40, Dance Club Songs, and Dance/Mix Show Airplay charts. It peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It has been in movies and television shows such as Ricki And The Flash, Ugly Betty, Gossip Girl, Chuck, The Hills, and Dollhouse.
25. Bad Reputation – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts released Bad Reputation in 1980 on their debut album of the same name. It’s a signature song for her and has been in several movies and television shows over the years including in 10 Things I Hate About You, Kick-Ass, The Runaways, Baby Mama, Shrek, American Chopper, UFC, WWE, and more.
26. Bat Out Of Hell – Meat Loaf
Next on our list is Meat Loaf with his classic song Bat Out Of Hell from the album of the same name, which was released in 1977. The track is about Neverland and Peter Pan, which was the theme for the entire album. This was not as big of a success however as other songs on the album.
27. Because You Loved Me – Céline Dion
Céline Dion makes our list with her song Because You Love Me, which comes from her 1996 album Falling Into You. The track reached number one on the Adult Top 40, Adult Contemporary, and Hot 100 charts, It is notably found in the movie Up Close & Personal. It was also ranked number 14 on the Top Love Songs Of All Time by Billboard.
28. Black – Pearl Jam
Grunge band Pearl Jam makes our list again with their song Black from the 1991 album 10, and Eddie Vedder wrote the lyrics for this power ballad. It’s one of their biggest tracks and is also a fan favorite that is requested at concerts even today. It reached three on the Mainstream Rock chart and 20 on the Alternative Airplay chart.
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29. Breaking The Habit – Linkin Park
Next is Linkin Park with their song Breaking The Habit, which was released in 2004 on the album Meteora. The track reached number one on the Alternative Airplay and Mainstream Rock charts and 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. What’s interesting is that it became the fifth song from the album to top the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart, and that had never been done since the chart began.
30. Breaking The Law – Judas Priest
Judas Priest enters our list with the song Breaking The Law, which is best known for its guitar riff at the beginning. It was released in 1980 on British Steel and is one of the most iconic tracks from the heavy metal group. It was number 12 on the VH1 Greatest Hard Rock Songs Of All Time list and has been dubbed as having one of the most iconic and notable riffs in the history of metal. The track has been featured in movies and television including Godzilla Vs. Kong, Adventureland, Beavis And Butthead, and The Simpsons.
31. Bark At The Moon – Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne ends our list with his hit Bark At The Moon from his 1983 album of the same name. It reached 12 on the Mainstream Rock chart and 109 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. It’s thought to be one of his best songs. It is featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Guitar Hero Smash Hits. Covers of this track have been done several times including by Strung Out and Shadows Fall.
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.