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31 Songs Starting With L

Some very important words start with the letter L. From love to life and lose to let, you’re always going to be using this letter. With words that are important to people’s vocabulary and covering topics that are integral to art, it comes as no surprise that some amazing tracks start with this letter. In this article, we’ll tackle 31 songs starting with L. 

1. L.A. Woman – The Doors

Few songs in history are as legendary as The Doors’ L.A. Woman. It’s one of the best songs about the city of Los Angeles to ever be recorded, and it’s one of the best tracks The Doors ever produced. It served as the title track for the band’s 1971 album, and it remains to this day a staple of the classic rock genre. 

2. Land Of Confusion – Disturbed

Disturbed - Land Of Confusion [Official Music Video]

Land Of Confusion was originally released by Genesis back in 1986 as part of their Invisible Touch album. Disturbed recorded and released their cover of the song in 2005, turning the track from a classic arena rock anthem to a heavier banger. According to the band, the whole point of doing it was to take something completely different from their normal sound and make it their own. 

3. Landslide – Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac - Landslide (Official Music Video) [HD]

Landslide was originally released on Fleetwood Mac’s self-titled album, but it would appear on several of their compilations, greatest hits, and their reunion album as well. Written by Stevie Nicks as she stared at a mountain and pondered avalanches, it would eventually become one of the band’s most-played songs in concerts and a staple track for the group. 

4. Larger Than Life – Backstreet Boys

Backstreet Boys - Larger Than Life

The Backstreet Boys released plenty of hit singles, and Larger Than Life was no exception. The song was meant as a thank you to the fans that had supported them and showed them such grand dedication, a way to show appreciation while creating something great in the process. It would go on to become a Top 10 hit single in more than 14 countries and continue the legacy of the Backstreet Boys. 

5. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) – Katy Perry

Katy Perry - Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) (Official Music Video)

Last Friday Night by Katy Perry became one of the best party bops of the decade. An upbeat, up-tempo banger about going a little bit too far in the revelry and was perfect for the weekend warriors at the bars. It was a big hit on the charts and yet another notch in Katy Perry’s belt as she ascended to become one of the biggest names in all of pop music. 

6. Last Night – Morgan Wallen

Morgan Wallen - Last Night (One Record At A Time Sessions)

Last Night gained a huge amount of popularity thanks to TikTok, helping it rise up the charts and make it all the way to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 despite being a country song. His drawling voice describes letting the liquor talk and an argument with his significant other that saw both say things that they don’t mean. Overall, it’s one of the biggest crossover hits for the country scene in recent years and became one of the top viral sounds on the TikTok app. 

7. Last Of A Dyin’ Breed – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lynyrd Skynyrd // Last Of A Dyin' Breed (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Last Of A Dyin’ Breed was the title track and first single released from Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 13th studio album, and it celebrated the longevity of the band. Southern rock was a big genre in the 70s, but by the time this song came out, most of the bands that had found success during that decade had died off. This left them as one of the few remaining Southern rock bands out there, and this topic of discussion was the meaning behind this track from them. 

8. Lay All Your Love On Me – ABBA

ABBA - Lay All Your Love On Me (Official Lyric Video)

Lay All Your Love On Me is probably ABBA’s second most recognizable single. A disco hit for the ages, it sees the band repeating phrases and forming looping vocals that are catchy as can be. It was almost not released as a single, but a remixed version found a lot of play in dance clubs and this caused the production behind the group to release it. It would then peak at number seven on the UK Singles chart. 

9. Lean On Me – Bill Withers

Bill Withers - Lean On Me

Bill Withers’ Lean On Me is one of the most uplifting songs you’ll ever hear. It’s all about the fellowship between those who care for each other and serves as a reminder to find comfort and support in your loved ones. Lean on them when you’re not strong enough to carry on on your own and they will be with you until the very end. 

10. Learn To Fly – Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters - Learn To Fly (Official Music Video)

Learn To Fly is one of the most important Foo Fighters songs out there, as it was the first single the band released that broke into the Billboard Hot 100. Originally a promo-only single from their 1999 album, it quickly became one of the band’s signature songs and would earn them both their second-highest charting single and a Grammy Award in 2001. 

11. La Vie En Rose – Edith Piaf

Edith Piaf - La vie en rose (Officiel) [Live Version]

Edith Piaf is one of the most successful French artists of all time. If you don’t live in a French-speaking country but have heard a French language song before, it was probably one of hers. La Vie En Rose was her signature track, becoming a major hit in the US in 1950 with seven different versions of the song breaking onto the Billboard charts. 

12. Loser – Beck

Beck - Loser (Official Music Video)

Loser is undeniably the biggest hit to come from Beck, though you can argue whether it’s actually his best song or not. Full of his signature weirdness and creativity, the track sees him calling himself a loser and contains plenty of self-deprecation. It’s got just a bit of a Latin rock vibe to it and it gets a ton of play even today on modern rock radio stations. 

13. Life Is A Highway – Rascal Flatts

Rascal Flatts - Life Is a Highway (From "Cars"/Official Video)

Rascal Flatts released their version of Life Is A Highway back in 2006 to an incredible reception. It’s a feel-good, uplifting track that found its way into a lot of people’s hearts and won numerous awards over the next year or two. It even reached a lot of kids, thanks in large part to its inclusion in the film Cars as the main song for the soundtrack. It probably surprised a lot of people to learn that they didn’t write the song, and it was originally performed by Tom Cochrane in 1991. 

14. Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer

Livin’ On A Prayer is the first song you probably think of when you hear Bon Jovi. It was one of the biggest rock hits of all time, rising to the top of the rock charts and the Billboard Hot 100. While the version we have today is not the original—Jon Bon Jovi didn’t like it—it became the band’s most famous track and one of the songs that helped build the classic rock era of the genre. 

15. Love Song – Sara Bareilles

Sara Bareilles - Love Song (Official HD Video)

Sara Bareilles’ Love Song is probably one of the best-known ones on this list. This track permeated everywhere after she released it. It’s all about how she’s not going to go above and beyond for someone who already has one foot out the door. She feels like she should be good enough for the relationship, and it’s sort of a cheery take on the potential of a relationship ending.  

16. Low Rider – War

WAR - Low Rider (Official Video) [Remastered in 4K]

Low Rider is the song a lot of people my age woke up to late at night as it played on our TVs when George Lopez took over Nickelodeon. It was the theme song for the show, giving millions an introduction to War’s biggest hit. Funky, full of saxophones, and with a solid beat, it should be on a lot of people’s playlists if you haven’t heard it. 

17. Lose Yourself – Eminem

Eminem - Lose Yourself (Lyrics)

Eminem has released a lot of iconic songs over the years, but the legacy of Lose Yourself looms over all of them. Easily his signature track and one of the songs that made him one of the best-selling artists of all time, it was a major feature in the film 8 Mile, a story about himself. It’s also easily one of the best hype tracks in history and listening to it will get you ready to seize the moment no matter how big it is. 

18. Like A Virgin – Madonna

Madonna - Like A Virgin (Official Video)

Madonna’s Like A Virgin was the title track for her second album, and it would go on to become her first number-one single. It’s a great dance number that has two separate hooks in it. While she became a superstar because of many songs, this was the one that got her started on a big upward trajectory and was largely responsible for her incredible success as an artist. 

19. Love Yourself – Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber - Love Yourself (PURPOSE : The Movement)

Love Yourself is one of the many Justin Bieber songs that was written about his relationship with Selena Gomez. The woman has the title of this one tattooed on her, but she inspired the title rather than getting that because of this song. In this one, he is essentially telling her to go learn to love herself the way she wants to, and it’s a bit like he’s letting go in spite of not wanting to. 

20. Love Runs Out – OneRepublic

OneRepublic - Love Runs Out (Lyric Video)

Love Runs Out has been described by critics as a stomper, and I have to agree with them on this one. While it was meant to be the first single for their album Naive, it wasn’t done in time, so it was delayed. It eventually made it to number 15 on the Hot 100 and became one of OneRepublic’s best singles. 

21. L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole - L-O-V-E (Lyric Video)

L-O-V-E was the title track for Nat King Cole’s 1965 album, and it remains a massive classic today. Regardless of whether or not you recognize the title, you’ve likely heard this timeless love song. He details how much he is in love by making the word love into an anagram, and this track has lived on thanks to his sweet vocals and the beauty of the song as a whole. 

22. Luck Be A Lady – Frank Sinatra

Luck Be A Lady (2008 Remastered)

There are few songs as tied to the city of Las Vegas as Luck Be A Lady by Frank Sinatra. Like almost all of his tracks, his version was a cover, but this one became a signature song for him, and his version is the one that is remembered today. All about being smiled upon by luck and winning big at the casino, it’s a track just about everybody has heard at some point in their life. 

23. Let It Be – The Beatles

Let It Be (Remastered 2009)

The Beatles released Let It Be as a single in 1970, but there was more than one version of the song. The single version contains a soft guitar solo while the album version has a more aggressive one. It was sadly the last single released by the band before Paul McCartney left, but it remains one of their best. 

24. Let it Rock – Kevin Rudolf Feat. Lil Wayne

Kevin Rudolf - Let It Rock ft. Lil Wayne (Official Music Video)

I remember when Kevin Rudolph released Let It Rock. Everyone thought he was the next big thing after a couple of monster releases—including this one—and it was one that I admittedly bumped on my iPod back in the day. This one was a major hit, a commercial success, and a track that was used for several broadcasts of sports events as the main theme song. 

25. Let It Go – Idina Menzel

Disney's Frozen "Let It Go" Sequence Performed by Idina Menzel

If you have any kids around, you are definitely sick of this track. I almost feel sorry for including it, but I laughed when I thought about it, so I guess I’m not that sorry. Let It Go is the iconic song from the film Frozen that can make any adult flinch the instant it comes on. It enraptured an entire generation of children around the world as part of one of the newest generations of Disney classic movies. 

26. Let You Down – Seether

Seether - Let You Down

Let You Down was one of Seether’s most successful songs on the charts, rising to the top spot of the Mainstream Rock charts in 2017. Self-produced by the band, it’s one of their finest works, containing all of the angsty anxiety that fans had come to crave from them. 

27. Let’s Go Crazy – Prince & The Revolution

Prince & The Revolution - Let's Go Crazy (Official Music Video)

Let’s Go Crazy was one of Prince’s most popular songs, and it served as the lead track on his Purple Rain album. Upon release, it became his second number-one single and was a major staple of all of his concert performances. It would reenter the Hot 100 charts after his death as well. 

28. Lights – Journey

Journey - Lights (Official Video - 1978)

Lights is one of the most important songs Journey ever released. While you might think of tracks like Don’t Stop Believin’ before this one comes to mind, this one was about the band’s origin. One of Steve Perry’s first songs with the band, the lights going down over the city of San Francisco became one of the best tracks they ever released and an iconic song in the classic rock genre. 

29. Like a Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone (Official Audio)

Bob Dylan released Like A Rolling Stone in 1965 to widespread praise. While production and radio stations were unsure about the song because of its length—over six minutes—it raced to number two on the Billboard charts and became an overnight worldwide hit. 

30. Like a Wrecking Ball – Eric Church

Like A Wrecking Ball

Like A Wrecking Ball was the final single released from Eric Church’s album The Outsiders, and it continued the ‘outsider’ theme that permeated the album. It’s been described as a ‘babymaker,’ but it’s not a traditional love-making country song. He’s essentially ready to tear the house down with his woman and that’s something a lot of us can get behind honestly. 

31. Los Angeles, I’m Yours – The Decemberists

The Decemberists – Los Angeles, I'm Yours (from Her Majesty)

We’ll end this list as we started it: with one of the best songs to ever be written about the city of Los Angeles. Los Angeles, I’m Yours by The Decemberists is widely considered one of the best tracks about LA, a pure love song dedicated to the city and one that cements the band’s dedication to it.

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