20 Best Songs About Breathing

By Nico Gonzalez

Breathing is the most important thing we do. It sustains life and allows us to experience all that the world has to offer. As such, it deserves our attention, but many of us don’t give it enough thought. This article explores how breathing can improve your health and happiness in an increasingly hectic world. Here are twenty songs about breathing.


No Air – Jordin Sparks ft. Chris Brown

Jordin Sparks, Chris Brown - No Air (Official Video) ft. Chris Brown

No Air is a song about the struggles of a relationship. The lyrics talk about how the couple can’t live without each other, but they also can’t seem to breathe. The song reflects the feeling of being in a relationship where you can’t live without the other person, but you’re also struggling to keep your head above water. Its lyrics are about the relationship being so chaotic that it’s suffocating, but there won’t be any air if they break up.

Breathe Deeper – Tame Impala

Tame Impala - Breathe Deeper (Official Audio)

Breathe Deeper by Tame Impala is a song about the importance of breath. The songwriter sings about how breath is the most important thing we do, and how it sustains life and allows us to experience all the world has to offer. The song is a beautiful reminder of the importance of breath, and is a perfect choice for this list. Its lyrics are about the importance of breathing and living life to the fullest.

Breathin – Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande - breathin

Breathin is a song by Ariana Grande. The song was released on November 3, 2018, through Republic Records. Breathin is the lead single from Grande’s fourth studio album, Sweetener. The song was written by Grande, Savan Kotecha, Peter Svensson, and its producers Pharrell Williams and Max Martin. Breathin is an electropop and R&B song with lyrics about anxiety.

Lose My Breath – Destiny’s Child

Destiny's Child - Lose My Breath (Video)

Lose My Breath is a powerful song about the importance of breath. The lyrics celebrate the ways in which breath enables us to experience life fully. The song urges us to take a moment to appreciate the power of breath, and to use it to its full potential. Lose My Breath is a reminder that breath is the most important thing we do, and that we should never take it for granted.

How Do I Breathe – Mario

Mario - How Do I Breathe (Official Video)

How Do I Breathe is a song by Mario that talks about how breath is the most important thing we do. The song talks about how breath is what sustains life and allows us to experience all the world has to offer. Mario sings about how he can’t imagine living without breath and how it’s such an important part of life. The song is a beautiful reminder of how grateful we should be for breath and everything it allows us to do. Its lyrics are about how life wouldn’t be worth living without breath.

Still Breathing – Green Day

Green Day - Still Breathing [Official Lyrics Video]

“Breathing is the most important thing we do,” according to Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day. The song “Still Breathing” from the band’s album Revolution Radio is about staying alive and keeping hope in the face of adversity. The lyrics talk about how some people feel like they’re fighting a losing battle, but they’re still breathing and that’s something to be proud of. The song is a reminder that no matter how bad things seem, we all have the chance to keep going as long as we’re still alive.

You Take My Breath Away – Queen

QUEEN (FREDDIE MERCURY) - YOU TAKE MY BREATH AWAY (HIGH QUALITY AUDIO)

In You Take My Breath Away, Freddie Mercury sings about how breathless he is in the presence of the one he loves. He marvels at how something so simple as breathing can be so profound when it’s done with someone you love. This song is a beautiful reminder of the power of breath and how it can connect us to others. Its lyrics are about how love makes everything else in the world disappear.

Breathe – Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd - Breathe

The song “Breathe” by Pink Floyd is about the importance of breath and how it sustains life. The lyrics talk about how we need to take a moment to appreciate the things around us and how breath is the key to living a full life. Its lyrics are about truly sitting back and experiencing the world around you, rather than always moving.

The Breath You Take – George Strait

The Breath You Take

The Breath You Take by George Strait is a song about the importance of breath and how it sustains life. The song is about appreciating the little things in life and how everything is interconnected. The lyrics talk about how breath is the most important thing we do and how it allows us to experience all the world has to offer. The song is a beautiful reminder of the importance of breath and how it connects us to the world around us.

Last Breath – Plain White T’s

“Last Breath” is a song by Plain White T’s. It was released as a single from their 2010 album, “Wonders of the Younger”. The song was written by Tom Higgenson, who said that the song is about the death of a loved one.

It is a haunting ballad with acoustic guitars and strings. The lyrics are written from the point of view of someone who is watching a loved one die. They reflect on all the happy moments they shared together, and how they will never be able to see that person again.

The song is a reminder that life is precious and should not be taken for granted. It is a beautiful tribute to those we have lost, and a reminder to cherish every moment we have with our loved ones.

Take My Breath – The Weeknd

The Weeknd - Take My Breath (Official Music Video)

The Weeknd’s “Take My Breath” is a haunting ballad about the importance of breath. The song reflects on how breathing is the most important thing we do, as it sustains life and allows us to experience all the world has to offer. The lyrics are emotive and powerful, making this a standout track on The Weeknd’s latest album, “Starboy.” Its lyrics are about a person trying to convince a loved one not to leave, as they’ll never find someone who loves them as much as the other. 

Breathe – Faith Hill

Faith Hill - "Breathe" (Official Video)

Breathe is a song by American country singer Faith Hill. It was released in October 2001 as the lead single from her third studio album, Breathe. The song was written by Hill, Holly Knight, and Mike McAnally. Breathe is a ballad about the power of love. The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in December 2001. It also reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson - Since U Been Gone (VIDEO)

Since U Been Gone is a song by Kelly Clarkson that was released in 2004 as the lead single from her second studio album, Breakaway. The song was written by Max Martin, Klas Åhlund, and Savan Kotecha, and produced by Martin. Musically, the song is a pop punk power ballad. Since U Been Gone received critical acclaim, with many praising its revenge theme and Clarkson’s powerful vocals. Its lyrics are about a woman who moves on from a failed relationship and is happy that she has, which was the reason for Martin’s interest in producing the track.

Breathe In Breathe Out – Kanye West featuring Ludacris

Breathe In Breathe Out

Kanye West released his seventh studio album, “The Life of Pablo” in February 2016. The album has 21 tracks, with the final track being a bonus track. The song “Breathe In Breath Out” is track number 5 on the album and features Ludacris. The song is 3 minutes and 58 seconds long.

The song is about how Kanye was struggling with his fame and how he was trying to find a way to cope with it. He talks about how everyone around him is trying to take advantage of him and how he’s trying to find a way to get away from it all.

Take My Breath Away – Berlin

Berlin - Take My Breath Away (Official Video - Top Gun)

The song, “Take My Breath Away” by the band Berlin, was featured in the movie Top Gun. The song is about a lover who wants to take away their partner’s breath so that they can never leave them. The lyrics talk about how the lover wants to keep their partner close to them and never let them go. Its lyrics are about desire and the struggle of being away from somebody you love. It talks about how they want to touch them, but not with their hands because it is too painful. The lyrics are stunning as they tell a story that everyone can relate to in some form or fashion.

It Only Hurts When I’m Breathing – Shania Twain

It Only Hurts When I'm Breathing (Red Version)

It Only Hurts When I’m Breathing is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Shania Twain. The song was released in November 1997 as the fourth and final single from her album Come On Over. It was written by Twain, Mutt Lange, and Robert John “Mutt” Lange. The song is a ballad about the pain of a break-up.

When Twain sings “It only hurts when I’m breathing” she is expressing the idea that the pain of the break-up is so great that it feels like it’s actually hurting her physically. The lyrics also suggest that the pain is so great that she wishes she could just stop breathing altogether.

Breathless – The Corrs

The Corrs - Breathless [Official Video]

Breathless is an upbeat song about how a lover can leave you feeling breathless. The Corrs capture that feeling perfectly in this song. With lyrics like “Go on, go on, leave me breathless” they manage to capture the way breath can make us feel alive and in love. The song is beautiful and moving, and it’s no wonder it became a hit. Its lyrics are about the simple act of breathing, but its melody is anything but.

Every Breath You Take – The Police

The Police - Every Breath You Take (Official Video)

The Police’s “Every Breath You Take” is a song about stalking and obsession. The lyrics are written from the perspective of the stalker, who is watching and waiting for the object of his affection to breathe. He wants to be the one who sustains her life and he’s willing to do anything to make sure that happens. Its lyrics are about wanting to be with someone for life.

Harder to Breathe – Maroon 5

Maroon 5 - Harder To Breathe

The song “Harder to Breathe” by Maroon 5 is about a man who is struggling to breathe because of the stress and anxiety in his life. The song is about how the man feels like he’s suffocating and can’t get air. The song is about how the man wants to break free from the pain and stress that he’s experiencing. Its lyrics are about how the man wants to run away from his problems and how he can’t take it anymore. He just wants to breathe again.

I’ll Hold My Breath – Ellie Goulding

I'll Hold My Breath

I’ll Hold My Breath by Ellie Goulding is a beautiful song about the power of breath. The lyrics talk about how holding your breath can give you strength and courage in difficult times. The song is a reminder that it’s okay to take a break, but we should never forget to breathe.