In the music world, we don’t think of song titles starting with the rare letters like X, but did you know there are actually quite a few, and X is used in unique ways in track titles? We’re going to tell you about 37 songs starting with X that you might want to check out.
1. X-M@$ – Corey Taylor
First on our list is Corey Taylor with his 2010 song X-M@$, which is a funny Christmas song about all of the stuff that we all associate with Christmas. He sings about being drunk at family gatherings and how much he hates the holidays. It’s offensive yet really funny.
2. X-Static Process – Madonna
In 2003, Madonna released the song X-Static Process on the album American Life. This is a great track about her personal life, including how she nearly had a nervous breakdown. The song is great because she talks about how sometimes alone time is what you need to reflect on your life and the choices that you’ve made.
3. X.Y.U. – The Smashing Pumpkins
Next on our list is the 1995 song X.Y.U. by The Smashing Pumpkins, which was released on the album Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness. This track is about when you’re obsessed with someone you’re in love with and the person you like isn’t good for you. What do you do when you have really heavy feelings for someone even when it’s a bad relationship for you? This song goes into that, and it’s one of the more meaningful tracks on this album.
4. X – 21 Savage and Metro Boomin Feat. Future
In 2016, 21 Savage and Metro Boomin released the song X, and this track is all about his ex-girlfriends and reflecting on those relationships. It details how the girls haven’t changed at all while he is sitting there making positive changes. If you’ve had a broken heart then this song is the track to listen to.
5. XIX – Slipknot
Calling all Corey Taylor fans, XIX by Slipknot is a fantastic song if you want to hear a heavier version of Taylor. This track was released in 2014 off of the album .5: The Gray Chapter. It’s a dark song that talks a lot about suicide, depression, death, and other themes you’ve come to expect from this heavy metal group.
6. X Gon’ Give It To Ya – DMX
DMX is one of the biggest rappers of the 90s and early 2000s, and in 2003, he released the song X Gon’ Give It To Ya, which was part of the movie soundtrack to Cradle 2 The Grave. He was even in the movie as a leading character along with Jet Li. This track is a power song that’s going to pump you up, and it reached number 60 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
7. XO – Beyoncé
Next is pop star Beyoncé with her love power ballad XO, which was released in 2003 on her self-titled album. The song was dedicated to Jay-Z, who is her husband, and it’s a very timeless love ballad that made it to number 45 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. What’s even better is that Haim and John Mayer have covered this song.
8. XXX Funk – Funkdoobiest
In 1995, Funkdoobiest released the song XXX Funk, which is a graphic track that you don’t want to listen to around most people since it is a very mature tune that talks about funk music. He talks very graphically about his life and how his love of XXX funk music is dirty and full of desire.
9. X-Ray Man – Liz Phair
In 1994, Liz Phair released the song X-Ray Man from her album Whip-Smart. This track is all about her boyfriend loving sex so much that he’s willing to cheat on her just to fulfill his desires. While you might think this song is welcoming infidelity, it’s really a track that goes into just how powerful that desire is to have sex and be intimate with someone.
10. X – Trivium
Attention all instrumental fans, we’re putting X by Trivium on our list. This song was released in 2021 on the album In The Court Of The Dragon. You will love this track if you’re into heavy metal and have a knack for songs that you can turn on while you play your favorite RPG.
11. Xanadu – Olivia Newton-John
In 1980, Olivia Newton-John released the song Xanadu, which features the Electric Light Orchestra. It was released on the album of the same name, and it’s based on the poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. She talks about how this is a place that you can go with your significant other and how much of a paradise it is. The track reached number two on the Adult Contemporary chart and eight on the Billboard Hot 100.
12. X (Equis) – Nicky Jam And J. Balvin
Nicky Jam released the song X (Equis) in 2018, and it’s a romantic track that talks about how a woman dances in a way that entices and also enchants men. She can take away all of the negativity through her dancing, even though she has to go through both some pain and some moments of jealousy.
13. X – Chris Brown
Chris Brown released the song X on the album of the same name in 2014, and this track talks about past relationships and moving on from them. He specifically is talking about a woman who had just played games with him the whole time, and how he dealt with the rejection. While there might be a ton of breakup songs, this one really hit the nail on the head and made it to 98 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
14. X – System Of A Down
Up next on our list is a song from the rock band System Of A Down. The track is called X, which was released in 2001 on the album Toxicity. It’s all about the 1915 Armenian Genocide and deals with topics such as how we are overpopulated and delves into the immigration debate.
15. X – Jonas Brothers Feat. Karol G
Calling all boy band fans, the Jonas Brothers are on our list next with the song X, which was released in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. For the music video, each person in the band recorded themselves in their homes, so it’s definitely fitting for those times. Karol G, who is a well-known Colombian singer, was also a collaborator on this track. This goes into sexual and sensual imagery and details, and it made it to number 33 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
16. X-Static – Foo Fighters
In 1995, the Foo Fighters released the song X-Static, and it’s playing on the word ecstatic, which makes sense when you look at how it’s spelled. In this track, the band goes into the details of the pitfalls of alcohol. They talk about how you can be dumb and do things that are embarrassing when you’re drinking that you realize when you sober up.
17. XOXOXO – The Black Eyed Peas
Next up is the 2010 song by The Black Eyed Peas called XOXOXO from their album The Beginning. You may know them since they were one of the hottest bands of the early 2000s, and you’re going to enjoy how this track stays in the classic style of the group. There is an electric pop beat to the song, and it’s all about the love he has for his significant other.
18. X-Ray Visions – Clutch
Clutch released the song X-Ray Visions in 2015 on their album Psychic Warfare, and this was the lead single from that album. In the track, a man is trying to fight his demons and is in a hotel where he is hiding from the demons. It’s a song that is in the same style you’ve come to expect from Clutch, and it’ll make you feel energetic when you hear the beat.
19. Xscape – Michael Jackson
Calling all fans of the King Of Pop, Michael Jackson’s second posthumous album Xscape contained the song of the same name, which was released in 2014. The track was part of the 1999 album Invincible but was never released. Just like a lot of other Michael Jackson songs, this talks about being an individual and freedom.
20. X Marks The Spot – Coldplay
In 2015, Coldplay released the song X Marks The Spot, which was released on the album A Head Full Of Dreams. This was a more experimental style album for the band, and this track was a last-second addition to this album. What’s interesting is that this song only took about 10 minutes for the band to come up with. Chris Martin later said this was his favorite from the album, and buried treasure is being used as a metaphor for trying to find true love.
21. XXX. – Kendrick Lamar Feat. U2
Next on our list is the rapper Kendrick Lamar with the song XXX., which he teamed up with U2 to make. This track comes from the album Damn, and it’s about religion and politics, which is a theme you’ll find throughout every song.
22. X-Ray Mind – Mad Season
The supergroup Mad Season released X-Ray Mind on their 1995 album Above, and this song is talking about both the good and the bad sides of being famous. Layne Staley, the lead singer of Alice In Chains, was the lead singer of Mad Season, and it also included Mike McCready from Pearl Jam. They only released one album, and it’s one of the best-kept secrets of the 90s if you’re into grunge.
23. (XO) Waltz #2 – Elliott Smith
In 1998, Elliott Smith released the song (XO) Waltz #2 off of the album XO, and this track is about his mother and a specific time in her life. His mom and her new husband were singing karaoke while they were drunk, and it’s about relationships. The song reached 52 on the UK Singles Chart but did not make the US charts.
24. Xanny – Billie Eilish
Next is Billie Eilish with the 2019 song xanny, which was released on her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? The track goes into the negatives related to drug addiction, and it’s a warning about safely using medications. Xanny is a well-known slang term for Xanax, which is an anti-anxiety medication, and one of the most commonly misused and abused prescription medications. The song peaked at 35 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
25. XO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
Reaching seven on the Billboard Hot 100 is our next song, XO Tour Llif3, which was by Lil Uzi Vert and released in 2017. The track is all about his relationship with his ex, Brittany Byrd. Other themes in this song include betrayal, suicide, and substance abuse.
26. X2 – Queensrÿche
Calling all metal fans, X2 by Queensrÿche makes our list, and this is an instrumental song that was released in 2013, and it’s only a little over a minute long. It is the introduction to the next track, which is Where Dreams Go To Die, so you’ll feel the creepiness in the song immediately. This album, Queensrÿche, was the first to feature the new lead singer for the band, Todd La Torre, and also was coming out as former lead singer Geoff Tate was still touring with his incarnation of the band.
27. XOXO – Jeon Somi
Next is Jeon Somi with the 2021 song XOXO, which is a track dedicated to the person that cheated on you that you’ve decided to leave. This K-pop tune is one that empowers you to keep going even when everything has gone wrong, such as a breakup where you were hurt whether it be due to cheating or just emotional abuse by your former partner.
28. XS – Rina Sawayama
In 2020, Rina Sawayama, a British-Japanese artist who comes from London, released the song XS on her album Sawayama. She is a hyper-pop star, and this is all about the gluttony associated with capitalism. You can hear the 2000s beat that is exaggerated on purpose in this track to show the excess, and there is a little rock in the song too. This is a unique and fun track to listen to if you like experimental and weird music.
29. Xmas In February – Lou Reed
Calling all fans of Lou Reed, we can’t make a list without including his song Xmas In February, which was released in 1989. It’s talking about when all of the soldiers came home from the Vietnam War, and there is a detailed story about all of the suffering people deal with as a result of war. In the track, there is a part that talks about how some soldiers never come home.
30. X-Kid – Green Day
In 2012, punk rock group Green Day released X-Kid, which is a tribute song to a friend of Billie Cavallo who killed himself. This serious track talks about how hard life is and how we all have to grow up and mature, even when we’re not ready. This song reached 36 on the Billboard Rock Airplay chart.
31. XXXO – M.I.A.
M.I.A. released XXXO on the album ΛΛ Λ Y Λ in 2010, and this song is all about looking for a real relationship and all of the frustrations that go along with it. The track reached 12 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Digital Songs chart.
32. XvX – Vicverza
In 2022, Vicverza released XvX, which is a song dedicated to the hopes for his career as an up-and-coming rapper. He is known for heavier tracks, and his raw energy with a smoother flow makes this song a unique rap track that features powerful beats.
33. XO – Kelsea Ballerini
Next is Kelsea Ballerini with the song XO, which was released in 2015. This is all about falling in love with someone who is still experiencing feelings for their ex. There is a catchy beat in this country-pop track that lets you feel those complicated emotions she’s talking about.
34. X Offender – Blondie
In 1976, Blondie released X Offender on their self-titled album, and this was the debut single of the band. It’s all about how a prostitute ends up falling in love with a cop. The song was written by Gary Valentine, the bass player who was arrested for statutory rape, but was changed a bit to reflect a prostitute and cop.
35. X – Tinashe Feat. Jeremih
Up next on our list is Tinashe with the song X from 2021 featuring Jeremih, and there is a lot of soul in this track that deals with both sensuality and love. You may know her because she has collaborated with rap artists such as Chance The Rapper, although she hasn’t gone mainstream yet herself.
36. X Última Vez – Daddy Yankee And Bad Bunny
Daddy Yankee and Bad Bunny released X Ultima Vez in 2022 which is the third song these two have teamed up to make as two of the most well-known Spanish artists. In this track, they talk about what they would do if they only had one day left with their significant other.
37. XXXstasy – Zae
Lastly, we have Zae with the song XXXstasy from 2020, which is a Filipino pop track that has a lot of rap elements to it. She ended up a viral star on TikTok when she released Serve, so you might have heard of her before. This is one of her latest tunes that will surely make her a more popular figure in the music industry.
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.