T is one of the most popular letters of the alphabet, and there are several tracks that begin with this letter. If you’ve been wondering what to listen to, keep reading to find out 31 songs starting with T that you should check out!
1. Thunderstruck – AC/DC
First on our list is Thunderstruck by AC/DC, which was released on the album The Razors Edge in 1990. This song is by far one of their most popular and recognizable, and it landed on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart at number five, Out of all of the tracks after Back In Black, this is one of the few that the band still performs in concert. The song has been in television and movie shows such as Varsity Blues, The Longest Yard, Daddy’s Home, Love Island, Deadpool 2, and Supernatural.
2. T.N.T. – AC/DC
We’re sticking with AC/DC for a minute since they also have the hit song T.N.T., which appeared on the album High Voltage. This track refers to the explosive, and it’s also one of their most popular songs. You can find this track on movies and television shows including Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby, NASCAR, Napoleon Dynamite, and also in the video game Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4.
3. Take A Bow – Madonna
Calling all Friends fans, you might have heard Take A Bow by Madonna in the show before. This song was released in 1994 on the album Bedtime Stories, and she had taken the steps to collaborate with Babyface for this album to give her music a different sound. It was a huge hit and landed at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts.
4. Take A Look Around – Limp Bizkit
Next on our list is Limp Bizkit with the song Take A Look Around released in 2000 on the album Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water. This track hit number 15 on both the Mainstream Rock chart and the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, while it hit eight on the Alternative Airplay chart. It is featured in Mission: Impossible 2, which makes sense given the riff is from the theme song to the original movie,
5. Take Good Care Of My Baby – Bobby Vee
Up next is Bobby Vee with the cover version of Take Good Care Of My Baby, which was released in 1961 and quickly became a success for him. It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks with 15 weeks total spent on the chart. This song also reached the top of the charts in the UK, New Zealand, and Canada.
6. Take Hold Of The Flame – Queensrÿche
Rock band Queensrÿche released Take Hold Of The Flame in 1984 on the album The Warning. This song is all about the people out there that had missed opportunities in their lives. Whatever the reason was, the person decided not to capitalize on their skills and potential, with light just passing them on by.
7. Take It Easy – The Eagles
Next is The Eagles with their song Take It Easy, which was their debut track on their self-titled album. The song was a huge hit and is considered to be their signature track. It went to number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, with it being named one of the songs that helped shape rock by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
8. Take Me As I Am – Sugarland
Take Me As I Am was released in 2009 by Sugarland on the album Love On The Inside. This song is all about getting to a place within your life where you feel comfortable with yourself. Instead of trying to change who you are or feeling uncomfortable in your skin, the track is all about empowering you to love yourself.
9. The Thunder Rolls – Garth Brooks
Calling all country fans, The Thunder Rolls by Garth Brooks is on our list, which was released on the album No Fences in 1991. Interestingly, he had the idea for this song because he was exploring the thought of thunder rolling outside and also internally within a marriage at the same time. It reached number one on the Hot Country Songs chart and is a song he still sings in concert today.
10. Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
Next is the pop song Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand, which comes from their 2004 self-titled album. The track was a pretty big hit for the band with it reaching number three on the Alternative Airplay chart, 31 on the Mainstream Top 40, and 66 on the Billboard Hot 100. It has been in movies and television shows such as Hancock, The A Word, Rock’n Roll, and Sherwood.
11. Take On The World – Judas Priest
Heavy metal group Judas Priest is next with Take On The World, which was from the 1978 album titled Killing Machine. This song was supposed to mimic We Will Rock You by Queen in terms of its ability to be sung by crowds. It was released as a single and sold over 400,000 copies with it reaching 14 on the UK Singles chart.
12. Take This Job And Shove It – Johnny Paycheck
Attention all disgruntled workers, have you ever wanted to tell your boss to take a hike? The song by Johnny Paycheck called Take This Job And Shove It might be your anthem. This track was released in 1977 on the album of the same name. It hit the Hot Country Songs chart at number one and stayed there for two weeks.
There was a film in 1981 with the inspiration being the track. David Allan Coe wrote the song, and it became the only number-one hit for Paycheck. You can find this track in television shows including The Simpsons, Hannah Montana, and Ballers.
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13. Talk Dirty To Me – Poison
Glam metal group Poison is on our list with the song Talk Dirty To Me, which was released on the 1987 album Look What The Cat Dragged In. It hit number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and it was their first track to land in the top 40 in America. This song was the breakout song for them, and it led them to being one of the biggest rock bands of the decade. The track can be found in television shows and movies including Scrubs, Hot Tub Time Machine, Bless The Harts, and Grandma’s Boy.
14. Teardrops On My Guitar – Taylor Swift
Next is Taylor Swift with her song Teardrops On My Guitar, which was released in 2006 on her self-titled debut album. This track is about her being in love with a classmate from high school. It reached two on the Hot Country Songs chart, five on the Adult Contemporary chart, and 13 on the Billboard Hot 100.
15. Tears In Heaven – Eric Clapton
You might remember the heartbreaking story behind the Eric Clapton classic Tears In Heaven, which was released in 1991 on the soundtrack to Rush. The song was about Conor, Clapton’s son who fell out of a 53rd-floor window of an apartment in New York City in 1991.
One of the most iconic performances of this track was during his MTV Unplugged set and has been known as one of his signature songs. It reached number one on the Adult Contemporary chart, two on the Billboard Hot 100, and nine on the Mainstream Rock chart.
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16. Tears Of A Clown – The English Beat
Next is The English Beat with Tears Of A Clown, which was released on the 1980 album I Just Can’t Stop It. This song had first been released in the 1960s by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, but The English Beat covered it, which led to it going back on the UK charts. It was never released as a single in America even though it was incredibly popular.
17. Telephone – Lady Gaga feat. Beyoncé
Attention fans of Boyhood, you may know Telephone by Lady Gaga from the movie, and this song was released in 2009 on The Fame Monster EP. It was inspired by the pressure Lady Gaga felt because of her fame and how she didn’t have time for fun anymore. Beyoncé appears in the track where she quickly fires verses in the middle. It landed at number one on the Dance Club Songs chart and Mainstream Top 40, three on the Billboard Hot 100, and 14 on the Adult Top 40.
18. Ten Thousand Fists – Disturbed
Metal band Disturbed is next with Ten Thousand Fists, which came out in the 2006 album of the same name. It’s about how lead singer David Draiman feels when he sees all of these people at their concerts putting their fists in the air, so it’s unifying and powerful. The song reached seven on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and 37 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. It has been featured in video games including Madden NFL 06.
19. Tennessee – Arrested Development
Next is the song Tennessee by Arrested Development, which was released in 1992 on the album 3 Years, 5 Months And 2 Days In The Life Of. They won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group for this track, and it peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100.
20. Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton
Chris Stapleton covered Tennessee Whiskey for his 2015 album Traveller after an impromptu performance of the song during a sound check for his show in Virginia. His version of the track gained a lot of traction when he sang it with Justin Timberlake during a CMA Awards show, leading to his version being Diamond certified by the RIAA.
21. Tha Crossroads – Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Next is the song Tha Crossroads by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and it was released in 1996 as a tribute to Easy-E, a famous rapper from N.W.A. who died, and also for their deceased family members. This has been one of the group’s most successful tracks peaking at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, Hot Rap Songs, Rhythmic, and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop charts. It was featured in the movie Pineapple Express.
22. Thank God I’m A Country Boy – John Denver
The next song on our list remains an iconic and timeless track by John Denver, Thank God I’m A Country Boy. This song was released on the album Back Home Again in 1974 and the live version from a concert was released in 1975 on An Evening With John Denver. The track reached one on the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Country Songs charts. This track appears on the television show 9-1-1 Lone Star.
23. Thank You – Dido
Calling all fans of Sliding Doors, you might have heard the song Thank You by Dido, which was released in 1998, although her album No Angel didn’t come out until 1999. If you’re a fan of Eminem, then you know that this was sampled in Stan, which helped the track and the album gain even more popularity. It reached one on the Adult Top 40, Adult Contemporary, and Dance Club Songs charts. It landed at number three on the Billboard Hot 100.
24. That Don’t Impress Me Much – Shania Twain
Next is That Don’t Impress Me Much by Shania Twain, which was released in 1997 on her album Come On Over. This track made it to eight on the Adult Contemporary and Hot Country Songs charts, six on the Adult Top 40, and seven on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was a huge hit worldwide and remains one of her biggest hits to date.
25. That Smell – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Lynyrd Skynyrd released That Smell on Street Survivors in 1977, and this song was written by the band as a warning to people about how the overuse of drugs and alcohol can have severe consequences. The guitar player, Gary Rossington, ended up wrecking his vehicle into a tree in Florida after a night of drinking and doing drugs.
At this time, the whole band often used cocaine and heroin and everything was just a mess. You can find this track in movies and television shows such as Blow, True Blood, Entourage, Joe Dirt, Miami Vice, and Wild Hogs.
26. That’ll Be The Day – Buddy Holly
Next is Buddy Holly with That’ll Be The Day, which was released in 1956, and with his new band in 1957, with the second version becoming the most successful. This song hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and in 1998, it was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. You can hear this track in American Graffiti and October Sky.
27. That’s The Way (I Like It) – KC & The Sunshine Band
KC & The Sunshine Band had an international hit with That’ The Way (I Like It), which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B Singles chart. It was released in 1975 on their self-titled album. You can hear this song in Starsky & Hutch, Any Given Sunday, Legally Blonde, and Bruce Almighty, among others.
28. That’s The Way Love Goes – Janet Jackson
Next is Janet Jackson with the song That’s The Way Love Goes, which was released in 1993 from the album Janet. It was a very popular track and showed her transition into a different and more sensual singer. As the lead single, this song became one of her biggest hit tracks in the US and without a doubt one of the biggest hits of 1993. It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100, Dance Club Songs, Dance Singles Sales, and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts.
29. The Bad Touch – Bloodhound Gang
In 1999, The Bad Touch was sung by people all over the place. It was a track released by The Bloodhound Gang on their album Hooray For Boobies. It hit number one on the Dance Club Songs chart, six on the Alternative Airplay chart, and hit 52 on the Billboard Hot 100. This song appears in movies including Gamer and Eurotrip.
30. The Beat Goes On – Sonny & Cher
Sonny & Cher are next on our list with the song The Beat Goes On, which was from the album In Case You’re In Love from 1967. It hit six on the Billboard Hot 100 and was released as a single. It remains one of their most iconic tracks.
31. The Day I Tried To Live – Soundgarden
Last on our list is Soundgarden with their 1994 hit song The Day I Tried To Live, which you can find on Fear Street Part One: 1994 the movie. This track is from the album Superunknown and hit 13 on the Mainstream Rock chart and is one of their more popular.
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.