20 Best Songs About the Sea

By Nico Gonzalez

The sea has been the basis for many great pieces of literature and music, but these 20 songs capture everything that could ever be said about it.

The sea is a place of mystery and darkness. It is a place where we can find solitude, or where we can be surrounded by others. The sea has been the basis for many great pieces of literature and music, but these 20 songs capture everything that could ever be said about it.


La Mer (Beyond The Sea) – Bobby Darin

Bobby Darin - Beyond the sea

“La Mer” (Beyond the Sea) is a song that was written by Charles Trenet in 1946. The song was made famous by Bobby Darin in 1960, and it has been covered by many different artists over the years. “La Mer” is a beautiful ballad that captures the essence of the sea. The song reflects on the beauty and mystery of the sea, and it talks about how the sea can be a place of solitude or camaraderie.

Across the Sea – Weezer

Weezer - Across The Sea

Weezer’s song “Across the Sea” is a haunting ballad about a love that can never be. The lyrics reflect the longing and loneliness that come with being separated from the one you love. The song is a beautiful tribute to the power of love. Its lyrics are about a guy who misses a girl from across the sea. He can’t stop thinking about her and wishes that he could be with her again.

Sea of Love – The National

The National - "Sea Of Love"

Sea of Love by The National is one of the most haunting and beautiful songs about the sea. It speaks to the loneliness and isolation that can be found at sea, as well as the beauty and mystery that surrounds it. The song paints a picture of a person who is lost at sea, searching for a way home. It is a song about the power and beauty of the sea, and how it can both consume and inspire us.

Lost Sailor – Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead - Lost Sailor/Saint Of Circumstance (New York, NY 10/31/80)

Lost Sailor is a song about the mystery and darkness of the sea. It’s a place where we can find solitude, or where we can be surrounded by others. The sea has been the basis for many great pieces of literature and music, but these 20 songs capture everything that could ever be said about it. Its lyrics are about a sailor leaving his lover at home with “his shaker of salt” while he goes off to sea. The refrain, in which the sailor is lost at sea and surrounded by the wonder of life under the waves, is especially beautiful.

Captain Kennedy – Neil Young

Neil Young - Captain Kennedy [HD]

There is a song by Neil Young called “Captain Kennedy” that speaks to the allure and mystery of the sea. The song tells the story of a man who is captivated by the sea and all of its power, and who is willing to risk everything for a chance to be part of it. The song paints a picture of a man who is desperate to find a way to connect with the sea, and who is willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen.

Don’t Fight the Sea – The Beach Boys

Al Jardine - Don't Fight The Sea ft. The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys were one of the most popular bands of the 1960s, and their song “Don’t Fight the Sea” captures everything that is so special about the ocean. The song is about a sailor who is at sea for months at a time, and who is longing to return home to his wife and child. The lyrics talk about how the sea can be both calming and destructive, and how it can be a place of beauty and mystery. The song is a reminder that the sea is something that should be respected and loved, and it is one of the best songs about the ocean ever written.

Yellow Submarine – The Beatles

The Beatles - Yellow Submarine

The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine is a song that celebrates the sea and all of its wonders. It is a song about the journey that one takes beneath the waves, and how it can be a place of mystery and darkness, as well as a place of solace and beauty. The song captures everything that could ever be said about the sea, and it is one of the greatest pieces of music ever written about it. Some people believe that this song is better than John Lennon’s “Imagine” when it comes to songs about peace.

The Grey Funnel Line – Cyril Tawney

The Grey Funnel Line is a haunting ballad about a sailor who is lost at sea. The song captures the loneliness and isolation that can be felt when surrounded by darkness and water. Tawney’s lyrics are evocative and powerful, and the song is a classic example of how music can be used to capture the beauty and power of the sea. Some people live their whole lives by the sea, while others will never see it. There are many emotions that can be felt when looking at the water – sadness, longing, tranquility. The sea is something that can be both terrible and beautiful.

Ship Ahoy – The O’Jays

The O'Jays - Ship Ahoy (Official Audio)

The OJay’s song Ship Ahoy is one of the most popular songs about the sea. The song is about a sailor who is on his final voyage and is looking back on all of the memories that he has made at sea. The song is a beautiful tribute to the sea and all of the sailors who have sailed on it. Its lyrics are about the sailor’s 50-year journey and how he will soon be gone to see his family, but not before one last voyage.

Binary Sea – Death Cab for Cutie

Death Cab For Cutie - Binary Sea

Binary Sea by Death Cab for Cutie is a haunting song that captures the essence of the sea. It is a place of mystery and darkness, where we can find solitude, or where we can be surrounded by others. The sea has been the basis for many great pieces of literature and music, but these 20 songs capture everything that could ever be said about it. Its lyrics are about a rush to the sea, and a child who wants to be near it. The instrumentals are slow and steady, but there is a sense of urgency in his voice that makes you feel the same way he does about being by the sea. 

To The Sea – Jack Johnson

To the Sea by Jack Johnson is one of the most hauntingly beautiful songs about the sea. It speaks to the loneliness and isolation that can be found there, as well as the beauty and power of the ocean. The song is a perfect representation of how the sea can be both a place of solace and a place of danger. Its lyrics are about how one would walk into the sea, and how it can be a place of solace.

Sinner in the Sea – Calexico

Calexico - "Sinner In The Sea"

Sinner in the Sea is a haunting ballad about a sailor who dies at sea. The song is written from the perspective of his lover, who is left behind to mourn him. The lyrics are full of maritime imagery, and the song captures the loneliness and despair of losing someone to the ocean. Its lyrics are about the sea, and the sailor dies at sea, but the lyrics could apply to any person who has ever died. The song was written by Ian Broudie and sung by Lightning Seeds.

This Is the Sea – The Waterboys

The Waterboys - This Is The Sea

The song “This Is the Sea” by The Waterboys is about a man who is looking for something more in life. He’s tired of living a mundane existence, and he’s ready to find his place in the world. The sea is a place where he can find adventure and excitement, and it’s also a place where he can find peace and solitude. The lyrics of the song perfectly capture the duality of the sea. Its lyrics are about a place where a man can be surrounded by others, or he can find solitude.

Wading in the Velvet Sea – Phish

Wading in the Velvet Sea - Phish (Studio Version)

One of the most well-known songs about the sea is Wading in the Velvet Sea by Phish. It is a song about the beauty and mystery of the ocean, and how it can be both calming and exciting at the same time. The lyrics paint a picture of someone who is standing on the shore, looking out at the water and wondering what lies beyond. They are both fascinated and terrified by the vastness of the sea, and they can’t help but be drawn in by its power. Some people prefer the ocean in winter because it is so much calmer and more peaceful. They can wade in the velvet sea without being overwhelmed by what lies beneath its surface.

Dead Sea – The Lumineers

The Lumineers - Dead Sea

The Lumineers released their song “Dead Sea” in 2016, and it perfectly captures the beauty and mystery of the sea. The song is about a man who is lost at sea, and his memories of his loved ones keep him afloat. It’s a haunting and emotional song, and it will make you feel like you’re floating on the Dead Sea yourself. Its lyrics are about how the sea is both dark and beautiful.

Sitting on the Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding

Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay (Official Music Video)

Sitting on the Dock of the Bay was released in 1968 and became one of Otis Redding’s most successful songs. The song is about a person who is sitting on the dock, watching the tide roll in and out. They are reminiscing about their past and their loved ones who are no longer with them. Its lyrics are about a subtle sadness and a feeling of loneliness, but the melody has a vibe that reflects a sense of peace.

Into the Mystic – Van Morrison

Van Morrison Into The Mystic

Van Morrison’s “Into the Mystic” perfectly captures the allure and mystery of the sea. The song speaks to the idea that there is something dark and unknown lurking beneath the surface, waiting to be discovered. It’s a place where we can find solace and peace, but it’s also a place where we can be surrounded by danger and uncertainty. The sea is a place of contradictions, and that’s what makes it so intriguing.

Martha’s Harbour – All About Eve

All About Eve Martha's Harbour (with lyrics)

“Martha’s Harbour” is a haunting ballad about a woman who is waiting for her lover to come home. The song captures the loneliness and sadness of waiting for someone who may never return. It’s one of the most beautiful songs about the sea, and it perfectly captures the feeling of being lost at sea. Many songs have been written about it, but many of them simply can’t compare to the magnitude of this song.

Sea Within a Sea – The Horrors

The Horrors - 'Sea Within A Sea'

Sea Within a Sea by The Horrors is a haunting song that captures the mystery and darkness of the sea. It speaks to the solitude that can be found there, as well as the sense of community that often forms around it. The lyrics are poetic and evocative, painting a picture of the sea that is both beautiful and haunting. Its lyrics are about “that empty space within the sea,” where one can go to be alone and away from society. It is a place away from the problems we face in our daily lives, and one that we all want to escape to at some point.

Walk Into The Sea – Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr - Walk Into The Sea - Official Music Video [HD]

Walk Into The Sea is a song about the power of the ocean and its ability to wash away our problems. It’s a song about how the sea can be both a place of solace and a place of danger. The song is based on the idea that sometimes it’s best to just let go and let the sea take you away. Its lyrics are about standing on the edge of a cliff, taking one step forward and being completely submerged by the sea.