Some of my favorite words in the world start with F, just like all the tracks in this list. Don’t get too scared off by the start of it, we’ll get through it, and overall, you should really enjoy this list of 31 songs that start with the letter F.
1. F*ckin’ Perfect – P!nk
P!nk’s F*ckin’ Perfect is all about accepting yourself and other people as they are. It’s a song meant to fight against depression, self-harm, and suicide, which are all products of not accepting oneself or not being able to find acceptance with others. It became her 11th single to break into the Top 10 when it peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100.
2. F*cked My Way Up To The Top – Lana Del Rey
F*cked My Way Up To The Top is one of the best songs Lana Del Rey has ever produced. While she states that it’s about an artist who stole her signature style after bashing it for years, it can also be seen as her sneering at anyone who thinks she didn’t earn her place as an artist with her music. Overall, an incredible track and arguably one of the best on Ultraviolence.
3. F*ck and Run – Liz Phair
F*ck And Run was never released by Liz Phair as a single but remains to this day one of her best-known songs. It’s a reflection on modern relationships and hookup culture that yearns for the olden days when love and romance were at the forefront instead of sex and is told from the perspective of a woman waking up from a one-night stand.
4. F*ck Tha Police – N.W.A.
F*ck Tha Police is one of the most iconic rap songs of all time and one that a lot of communities related to when it came out in the 90s. With this track, they related the feelings of millions of people in America that felt like they were unjustly treated by police forces and produced one of the best hip hop songs of all time.
5. F*ck You – CeeLo Green
Never have I been insulted in such a fun way. CeeLo Green’s F*ck You is perhaps the best and most joyful way to tell someone off that you’ve ever heard. It was a sensation when it released, causing everyone who uttered the phrase ‘fuck you’ to do so in a singsong voice that matched his vocals and instantly cut off any anger that may have been behind the words.
6. Face Down – The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Face Down is easily The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus’ best-known song. Their debut single, this track would spend 52 weeks on the rock charts in the US, but it was a deeply personal song for the band. It details the domestic abuse the singer lived through in his childhood and contains all the pent-up anger of a child who can’t do anything to help the situation other than watch.
7. Face Down Axx Up – The 2 Live Crew
The 2 Live Crew earned their reputation as being incredibly offensive, so it should come as no surprise that one of their albums was titled Banned In The U.S.A. Face Down Axx Up was a hit despite not getting much radio play thanks to the overall infectiousness of the song. It described the doggy sex position that the rappers apparently preferred during intercourse. Not a good track to put on with kids around, but definitely one that took most of the country by storm for a few weeks.
8. Fade To Black – Metallica
Fade To Black was the first promotional single released from Metallica’s Ride The Lightning album and man was it a good introduction to their second album. According to Guitar World readers, the solo in the track is one of the top 25 in history, and this one has consistently been counted as one of the best heavy metal songs of all time.
9. Faint – Linkin Park
Linkin Park has been at the forefront of the nu-metal and alternative rock genres for a long time. One of their best songs, Faint, is a massive crowd favorite and one of their biggest hits. It perfectly blends their alternative sound and rap-rock style into something that is a bit of their signature. You aren’t going to go to one of their concerts without hearing it, and it’s one of the best tracks to listen to if you’re just starting to explore their music.
10. Fairytale of New York – The Pogues
Fairytale Of New York has been christened as one of the best Christmas songs of all time and is the most-played Christmas track in the UK since 2015. In fact, since 1987, the song has entered the UK charts on 19 separate occasions thanks to its profound plays during the holiday season. You can find it online or check out The Pogues’ 1987 album If I Should Fall From Grace With God to give it a listen.
11. Fake It – Seether
Seether’s Fake It is one of their best tracks and one of their radio hits. It would eventually rise to a couple of places short of the top 50 on the Billboard Hot 100, but if you didn’t hear it on air, you heard it as the theme song for the WWE’s No Way Out PPV in 2008 or as part of a DLC pack for the video game Rock Band 4.
12. Fall In Love – Bailey Zimmerman
I sort of have to put this song on this list, it’s one of my stepdaughter’s favorites and the one that made her really love Bailey Zimmerman as an artist. While I may have heard it on repeat one too many times, that doesn’t change the fact that it’s one of the better country tracks to come out in recent years and one worth your time if you enjoy the genre.
13. Father Of Mine – Everclear
Everclear’s best songs drew on their own life experiences, and just like with Santa Monica, they did it again with Father Of Mine. It discusses a father leaving his family and the lasting impact it left on the kids, reaching out to him now that the singer is an adult while also shaming him in a way. It was a huge alternative rock hit as well, becoming the third single from So Much For The Afterglow to reach the top five of the alternative charts.
14. Feel Good Inc. – Gorillaz
Feel Good Inc. was the debut single for Gorillaz’s second studio album, and it was a huge hit, reaching number two in the UK and number 14 in the US. Nominated for three Grammy Awards, it went on to win the Best Pop Collaboration and would eventually find a place on several rankings of publication’s lists of the songs of the decade.
15. Feel Like Makin’ Love – Bad Company
There are actually several different versions of Feel Like Makin’ Love out there, but the original came from the English supergroup Bad Company. One of the greatest hard rock songs of all time, it’s a timeless classic that you’ve likely heard even if you don’t recognize the name. While it never charted in the US, it rose to number 12 in the UK Singles chart. The Kid Rock version made it to number 33 on the US Modern Rock Tracks chart though, so there’s that.
16. F*ck Up Some Commas – Future
Future is an amazing lyricist, but I would dread trying to type out his lyrics with the proper grammar included in them. Thankfully, F*ck Up Some Commas isn’t talking about punctuation, it’s actually about the commas in numbers. In the song, he’s about to go spend a boatload of money, from the club to the mall, and buy everything he can get his hands on. He’s got no problem blowing through the commas in numbers like, say, $100,000 or $500,000 or even $1,000,000. He’s got the dough, and he does not give a rip.
17. Fetish – Selena Gomez Feat. Gucci Mane
Many Disney stars tend to make their own way after going off on their own, and Selena Gomez is no different. Fetish is easily the sexiest song she’s ever produced, from the lyrics to the beat, and it portrays relationships as something alluring. Likely about her on-off relationship with Justin Bieber, it describes fetishizing the love in a relationship and twisting it into something addictive rather than freeing.
18. Fever – Adam Lambert
Fever was written for Adam Lambert’s debut studio album For Your Entertainment, but was released as a radio-only single in 2010. It was a ridiculously catchy song that instantly found critical acclaim and highlighted the vocal talent he possessed. Interestingly, the track was at least partially written by Lady Gaga, a collaboration that he was extremely proud of and boasted about on Twitter before the song was even released.
19. Fight Song – Rachel Platten
Rachel Platten’s Fight Song was an incredibly powerful anthem that urged listeners to take a stand for what they believed in and stop holding their tongues. It burns with the pent-up frustration that comes from not speaking up when an issue arises and inspires listeners all over the world to take strong stances on the things that matter to them. Overall, one of the better tracks on this list and one that’s more than worth a listen or two if you’re lacking motivation.
20. Finesse – Drake
This song is at least partially responsible for the rise in usage of the word ‘finesse’ in the US shortly after its release. It sees Drake admiring a woman who is constantly on his mind, wishing his child had come from her rather than the woman he had been with.
21. Fingers Crossed – Billie Eilish
Fingers Crossed was the second song Billie Eilish uploaded to her SoundCloud account. Inspired by the TV series The Walking Dead, the track was meant for her film class. Oddly enough, it was uploaded shortly before her breakthrough single Ocean Eyes, making it one of her earliest works to listen to if you want to hear her before she blew up.
22. Fireflies – Owl City
Fireflies is one of those songs that kind of took over the world when it came out. It probably won’t be remembered as a classic, but it was one of the most-played tracks that year and it was impossible to get away from. From Youtube parodies to its rise up the charts, it’s an undeniable success and a pretty song.
23. Firework – Katy Perry
Katy Perry’s Firework was one of the biggest songs of the year. A cheery, pop-infused single that was all about how amazing you—as the listener—are that topped charts and found instant radio success. It remains one of her best-known tracks today and was one of her biggest pop hits.
24. Fix Me – 10 Years
Fix Me by 10 Years is one of my personal favorite songs and one that is incredibly relatable for anyone who is used to dealing with all of their problems on their own. There’s strength in being able to handle any bad times in life, but asking for help is okay too. For some though, it’s almost insulting when someone tries to fix you or a situation for you, making this track something personal for a lot of fans.
25. Flora-Bama – Kenny Chesney
Well, here’s another song that’s a bit personal for me since I’m from the exact area Kenny Chesney is talking about. The beaches and atmosphere around the Florida and Alabama line are both stunningly amazing and it’s more than worthy of a vacation. There are also great music venues and festivals down there that get discussed in the song that you should be checking out if you’re in the area.
26. Flawless – Beyoncé Feat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
There are many words I’ve heard used to describe Beyoncé, but one of the most common is ‘flawless.’ Her song Flawless serves as a woman-empowering anthem for the ages, urging listeners to think highly of themselves. It also includes a powerful Ted Talk section about feminism that fits into the track well and works as a good learning aid to those ignorant about the ideas presented in the song.
27. First Class – Jack Harlow
If you fly first class, it’s a big flex. Especially if the luxurious lifestyle doesn’t stop once you leave the plane. After Jack Harlow found immense success in recent years, he produced another hit with First Class. The track is all about how he can now get a girl into first class and into the lap of luxury thanks to his fame and money. It’s one of his biggest hits and one of the better flex songs to come out in recent memory.
28. Fighter – Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera has a powerful voice, and it’s on full display in Fighter. A song about how badly she was treated by an ex, it thanks him rather than demeans him. Instead of feeling sorry for herself, she sees that it made her grow stronger and more sure of herself, producing a track that has helped many people leave toxic relationships or get over a bad breakup.
29. Fergalicious – Fergie
Just mentioning the title of Fergalicious will get the track stuck in your head for hours and ensure you’re singing the chorus for days. Fergie made one of the most infectious songs of all time with this one, and it’s perfect for when you need a confidence boost or are having a down day. Plus, just saying ‘Fergalicious definition’ is sure to bring a smile to your face.
30. Fearless – Taylor Swift
A lot of Taylor Swift’s earlier songs still remain strong in the hearts of fans. An anthem for true love like Fearless is definitely one of those, and it has one of the best choruses she’s ever written wrapped up inside of it. While love is scary, knowing you’re in good hands will make you feel ‘fearless’ and that’s the entire spirit of this wonderful track.
31. Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh) – Rich Homie Quan
Whether or not you believe Rich Homie Quan can make $100,000 in two days or not, this song is perfect for a dance party. An infectious flexing track, Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh) can give you the motivation you need to get out there and grind or lighten the mood when the days get a little darker. It sees the rapper brag about all the luxuries he can afford and all the money he gets, giving you something to aspire to one day if you’re about that lifestyle.
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