20 Best Songs About Repetition

By Nico Gonzalez

We all know the feeling. That sense of comfort and familiarity comes from hearing a song we love on the radio, or singing along to it in the car. For some people, music is nothing more than a form of entertainment. But for others, it’s so much more. It can be used to express joy, love, pain, and heartbreak. And sometimes, we find comfort in the familiarity of certain songs.

So in honor of those songs that we just can’t get enough of, here are 20 of the best songs about repetition.


One More Time – Daft Punk

Daft Punk - One More Time (Official Video)

“One More Time” is a song by French electronic music duo Daft Punk. The song was first released in 2000 as part of the album Discovery, and it quickly became one of the duo’s most popular songs. The song is built around a simple hook, with the lyrics repeating the phrase “one more time” throughout the song. This repetition is used to create a sense of urgency and excitement, which is further heightened by the song’s catchy melody and upbeat tempo. In addition to its popularity as a dance track, “One More Time” has also been used in a number of commercials and movies, including The Hangover Part III and Glee. Thanks to its widespread appeal, “One More Time” remains one of Daft Punk’s most iconic and enduring songs.

Over And Over – Hot Chip

Hot Chip - Over and Over (Official Video) (HD)

Over and Over is a song by the English band Hot Chip. The song was released as a single in 2006, and it peaked at number 27 on the UK Singles Chart. The song is built around a looped sample of the opening bars of the 1968 song “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, which is repeated throughout the track. The lyrics of the song are about the repetition of everyday life, and how people can get caught up in a cycle of monotony. The song has been praised for its catchy hook and its clever use of sampling. It is considered to be one of Hot Chip’s signature songs, and it has been featured in numerous advertisements, films, and television shows.

The Only Living Boy In New York – Simon & Garfunkel

Simon & Garfunkel - The Only Living Boy in New York (Audio)

The song “The Only Living Boy in New York” by Simon & Garfunkel is a song about repetition. The lyrics of the song are repeating the same thing over and over again. The song is about a person who is the only living boy in New York. The person is feeling lonely and wants to find someone to talk to. The only thing that the person can find to talk to is the repetitive sound of the city. The person is looking for someone to connect with, but the only thing that they can find is the repetition of the city. The song is about how the person is feeling lost in the city and wants to find someone to connect with.

Godzilla – Blue Öyster Cult

Godzilla by Blue Öyster Cult is a song about repetition. The song starts with the line “Godzilla, Godzilla”, which is repeated over and over again throughout the course of the song. The lyrics of the song also talk about how repetition can be both good and bad. On the one hand, repetition can help you to remember something or to stay focused on a task. On the other hand, repetition can be boring and tedious. The song ends with the lines “Godzilla, Godzilla/You’re gonna repeat yourself.” This suggests that the band members themselves are aware of the potential dangers of repetition. However, they still think that it can be a powerful tool if used in the right way.

Same Old Story (Same Old Song) – B.B. King

Same Old Story (Same Old Song)

“The Same Old Story (Same Old Song)” is a song written by B.B. King and recorded in 1964. The song is a commentary on the cyclical nature of life, how people often find themselves in the same situations and making the same choices regardless of the consequences. Despite the pessimistic message, the song is upbeat and danceable, with King’s signature guitar licks driving the melody. The song became a hit, reaching #2 on the Billboard R&B chart, and has been covered by many artists over the years. It remains one of King’s most popular songs and is a staple of his live performances.

Repetition – Au Pairs

The song Repetition by Au Pairs is a song about the monotony of everyday life. The lyrics describe the feeling of being stuck in a rut, doing the same thing day after day with no end in sight. The song reflects the frustration and boredom that can come from living a life without variety or change. However, the song also contains a hint of hope, as the repetition itself becomes a source of comfort and security. In the end, the song is about finding beauty in the mundane and seeing the value in even the most ordinary moments.

I Keep Coming Back – Tyrone Davis

I Keep Coming Back

“I Keep Coming Back” is a song written by Tyrone Davis and first released by him in 1968. The song is about the struggles of trying to break free from a relationship that’s no longer working, but finding oneself drawn back time and time again. The lyrics describe the feeling of being “caught in a Trap” and not being able to find a way out. Despite the difficulties of the situation, the singer remains hopeful that things will eventually get better. The song was a huge success for Davis, reaching #1 on the Billboard R&B chart and #13 on the Billboard Hot 100. It has since been covered by many other artists, including Gladys Knight & the Pips, Al Green, and Aaron Neville.

Same Old Drag – The Apples In Stereo

Repetition can be a powerful tool in music, helping to create a sense of rhythm and momentum. However, it can also be employed to create a sense of unease or boredom. This is the case with “Same Old Drag” by The Apples in Stereo. The song consists of a single chord played over and over again, with the occasional addition of a second chord. This repetition gives the song a hypnotic quality, making it seem both grounded and ethereal at the same time. The lyrics contribute to this feeling, as they are primarily concerned with the mundane details of everyday life. However, there is an underlying feeling of dissatisfaction, as the narrator longs for something more exciting than the “same old drag.” As a result, the song creates a powerful mood of yearning and frustration, using repetition to great effect.

Mr. Commuter – Mike Proctor

MIKE PROCTOR - Mr. Commuter

Mr. Commuter is a song by Mike Proctor that explores the theme of repetition. The song is built around the idea of a commuter who is stuck in a cycle of going to and from work each day. The lyrics paint a picture of a man who is struggling to break out of his routine, and the repetitive nature of the melody drives home this point. While the song may not be particularly upbeat, it speaks to a relatable experience that many people can identify with. In a world where we are often caught up in the grind of daily life, Mr. Commuter serves as a reminder that we are not alone in our struggles.

Crimson & Clover – Tommy James & The Shondells

Crimson and Clover - Tommy James & The Shondells

Crimson & Clover is a song by Tommy James & The Shondells that was released in 1968. The song is about repetition and how it can be both annoying and comforting. The lyrics describe how the protagonist is feeling lost and confused, but finds comfort in the fact that each day is like the one before. The repetition of the days makes him feel safe and secure, like he knows what to expect. The song reflects the feelings of many people who find themselves stuck in a rut, and provides a sense of comfort to those who are struggling. Crimson & Clover is a classic example of how music can provide solace to those who are feeling lost and alone.

Dot Dash – Wire

“Dot Dash” is a song by the English post-punk band Wire. The song was released as a single in 1977, and it appears on the band’s debut album, Pink Flag. “Dot Dash” is a song about repetition, both in music and in life. The lyrics are full of everyday phrases that are repeated over and over again, like “I wake up in the morning” and “I go to work.” The music itself is repetitive as well, with the same three chords being played over and over again. Despite its simplicity, “Dot Dash” is a strangely hypnotic song, and it’s one of Wire’s most beloved tracks.

I’m In Love Again – Tyrone Davis

Tyrone Davis’ “I’m In Love Again” is a song about repeating the same mistakes in relationships. Over a slow, soulful melody, Davis sings about how he keeps finding himself in the same situation: falling for someone who is bad for him. Despite knowing that the relationship will likely end in heartache, he can’t help but be drawn in by the chemistry between them. The lyrics are frank and relatable, and the song’s simple message resonates deeply. For anyone who has ever found themselves caught in a cycle of bad relationships, “I’m In Love Again” is an anthem of hope and understanding. It reassures us that we are not alone in our struggles and that even the strongest of us can be weak when it comes to love.

Repetition – Information Society

Information Society - Repetition (Official Music Video)

Repetition is a song by American new wave band Information Society. It was released in 1988 as the second single from their self-titled debut album. The song is about the effects of mass media and technological image overload on society. It features a looped sample of a child saying “Repetition”, which was taken from the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. The song peaked at number 66 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and became a top 40 hit in several countries, including Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. In 1989, the song won a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.

Best Of You – Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters - Best Of You (Official Music Video)

Best Of You by Foo Fighters is a song about repetition. The lyrics are repetitive, and the melody follows a similar pattern. This repetition creates a sense of urgency and intensity, which is likely why the song is so popular. The chorus is especially catchy, with the words “the best of you” being repeated over and over again. This repetition drives home the point that the speaker is struggling to let go of the past. The song is a reminder that we all make mistakes, but we have to keep moving forward. We have to learn from our mistakes and become better people as a result. The Foo Fighters have created a powerful anthem about overcoming our mistakes and becoming the best versions of ourselves.

Every Picture Tells A Story – Rod Stewart

Every Picture Tells a Story (Remastered Version)

The song “Every Picture Tells a Story” by Rod Stewart is a song about repetition. The lyrics tell the story of a man who is in love with a woman who is in love with someone else. The man goes through the motions of trying to woo the woman, but she remains unattainable. Though the man is clearly persistent, the woman never seems to waver in her affections for someone else. As a result, the man’s repeated attempts at winning her over become increasingly futile. In the end, the song suggests that love is often one-sided and that, sometimes, the best we can do is move on.

Give It Away – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give It Away [Official Music Video]

The song “Give It Away” by Red Hot Chili Peppers is a song about repetition. The chorus of the song includes the line “give it away, give it away, give it away now.” This line is repeated throughout the song, indicating that the act of giving something away is something that should be done repeatedly. The lyrics of the song also suggest that giving something away can be a good thing, even if it means that you no longer have that thing. Ultimately, the message of the song is that giving can be its own reward.

Lovin’ Touchin’ Squeezin’ – Journey

Journey - Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin' (Official Video - 1979)

Journey’s Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’ is a song about the power of repetition. The lyrics tell the story of a relationship that is getting stronger and more intimate with each repetition. The narrator is describing how each time they touch or squeeze their loved one, they feel more love and connection. The chorus describes how this pattern of touching and squeezing is leading to a deeper level of intimacy, where the two people are becoming “one.” This song is a celebration of how repeating an experience can lead to a deeper level of connection and love.

Nature’s Way – Spirit

Spirit - "Nature's Way" Live From The Bottom Line In New York

The song “Nature’s Way” by Spirit is about the cycle of life and death. The lyrics describe how everything in nature dies and is reborn. This cycle is repeated over and over again, creating a never-ending cycle of life. The song reflects on how this cycle is necessary for the continuation of life itself. Without death, there would be no new life. The lyrics encourage us to accept this cycle and to remain positive, even when things seem dark. By understanding and accepting the natural cycles of life, we can find peace in the midst of chaos.

Tell Her No – The Zombies

The Zombies - Tell Her No

The Zombies were a 1960s British rock band, best known for their hit singles “She’s Not There” and “Tell Her No”. The latter song, released in 1965, reached #6 on the UK charts and has since become a staple of the band’s live performances. Despite its success, the song is actually about a rather dark topic: repetition. More specifically, it’s about the dangers of becoming too fixated on someone or something. The lyrics tell the story of a man who is so obsessed with a woman that he can’t see anything else, even when she leaves him. As a result, he keeps repeating the same mistakes, unable to move on with his life.

Hey Jude – The Beatles

The Beatles - Hey Jude

The song Hey Jude by The Beatles is a song about repetition. The lyrics of the song are repetitive, and the melody is also very simplistic. However, despite its simplicity, the song is incredibly catchy and memorable. It is this combination of repetition and catchiness that makes Hey Jude so popular and enduring.