20 Best Songs About The World

By Nico Gonzalez

There are few things in this world as mesmerizing as a beautiful song. When you add lyrics that speak to the heart of human experience, the result can be transcendent. In honor of Earth Day, we’ve compiled a list of 20 of the best songs about our wonderful planet. From folk to rock to country, these tunes will make you appreciate all that our planet has to offer.


Keep Changing the World – Mikeschair

"Keep Changing The World" by Mikeschair w/lyrics

Mikeschair released their song “Keep Changing the World” in 2009 as part of their album “The Space In Between.” The song was written as a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr., and speaks to the idea that each person has the power to change the world for the better. The song has been used in many commercials and movies, and continues to be one of Mikeschair’s most popular songs. Its lyrics are about a person who wants to make a difference in the world and leave a legacy that will inspire others. 

One Day – Matisyahu

Matisyahu - One Day (YouTube Version)

One Day by Matisyahu is a heartfelt song about the beauty of the world. In the song, Matisyahu sings about how one day, he hopes to see the world in all its beauty. He talks about how the world is a beautiful place and how he wants to explore it all. The song is a reminder that there is so much beauty in the world that we often take for granted. It’s a song that inspires us to appreciate the world around us and to make the most of every day.

One Love – Bob Marley

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No matter where you are in the world, everyone can appreciate the lyrics of Bob Marley’s classic song, One Love. The song speaks to the connectedness of all people, regardless of their nationality or religion. It’s a beautiful reminder that we’re all in this together, and that peace and love are the answer to all of our problems. Its lyrics are about celebrating our differences instead of putting up walls, and about finding common ground in the things that we all hold dear.

Waving Flag – K’naan

K´naan - Wavin´Flag FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010 Official Theme Song Lyrics

One of the most popular songs about the world is Waving Flag by K’naan. The song celebrates the diversity of humanity and its boundless potential, with lyrics that proclaim, “Let’s all celebrate and dance for a brighter day!” The song has been embraced by people all around the world and has become an anthem for peace and unity. Its lyrics are about the world and what it has to offer.

We Are the World – Michael Jackson

In 1985, Michael Jackson and a group of famous musicians got together to record the song “We Are the World.” The song was written to help raise money for famine relief in Africa. With lyrics like “There’s a choice we’re making, we’re saving our own lives,” the song became an instant classic and has been covered by many artists over the years. Its lyrics are about everyone in the world uniting together to save themselves.

Hey World (Don’t Give Up) – Michael Franti

Michael Franti: Hey World (Don't Give Up)

Hey World (Don’t Give Up) by Michael Franti is a soulful song about the interconnectedness of all life on Earth. The song is a rallying cry for us to come together and work towards creating a better world for all. It’s a song that inspires hope and reminds us that we are all in this together. Its lyrics are about how we are all inextricably linked to each other, both spiritually and biologically. Some people might see this song as promoting hippie values, but regardless of your personal politics, anyone can agree that the world would be a much better place if everyone was kinder and more understanding.

With My Own Two Hands – Ben Harper

Ben Harper - With My Own Two Hands (Official Video)

Ben Harper’s song “With My Own Two Hands” is a beautiful ode to the world and all of its beauty. Harper sings about how he’s been given the gift of life, and he wants to use that life to make a difference in the world. He encourages everyone to use their own two hands to make a difference in the world, and to help make it a better place. This song is a moving reminder of the power that each of us has to make a difference in the world. Some people might say that this song is too simplistic, but it’s amazing what a difference one person – or many people working together – can make.

East to the West – Michael Franti & Spearhead

Michael Franti and Spearhead - "East To The West" (Full Album Stream)

East to the West by Michael Franti & Spearhead is a beautiful song about the journey of life. The song speaks to the idea that no matter where we are in the world, we’re all connected and ultimately headed in the same direction. It’s a reminder of the importance of compassion and understanding for people from all walks of life. Its lyrics are about the diversity of the world, its beauty and how people are all truly interconnected.

Seasons of Love – Rent

Rent - Seasons Of Love Lyrics

One of the most iconic songs about the world is Seasons of Love by Rent. The song speaks to the idea that no matter what season it is, love is always in the air. It’s a reminder that no matter what happens in our lives, we can always count on love to get us through it. Its lyrics are about the beauty of experiencing each season of life, and learning to love all the seasons equally. Its lyrics are about the beauty of experiencing each season of life, and learning to love all the seasons equally.

Peace – Luminaries

"PEACE" - LUMINARIES

Peace is one of the most important things in the world. It’s a feeling of tranquility and calmness that comes when we’re free from worry, stress, and conflict. The Luminaries are a group of musicians who wrote a song about peace that perfectly captures the essence of this feeling.

The song starts with a soft and gentle melody that builds in intensity as it goes on. The lyrics talk about how peace can be found within ourselves and how it’s something we can share with the world. The chorus is especially beautiful and inspiring, and it’s a perfect reminder of why we should all strive for peace in our lives.

Imagine – John Lennon

John Lennon - Imagine (Lyrics)🎶

John Lennon’s “Imagine” is widely considered to be one of the most iconic and memorable songs about the world. With its simple but powerful lyrics, the song asks us to imagine a world without division, hatred, or war. In a time when the world is increasingly divided and conflict seems to be everywhere, “Imagine” is a poignant reminder of the potential for peace and unity. Its lyrics are about  the world we live in and the world we dream of, and its message is simple: love is all there is.

Once a Day – Michael Franti & Spearhead ft. Sonna Rele

Michael Franti & Spearhead - Once A Day (Music Video) ft. Sonna Rele, Supa Dups

Once a Day by Michael Franti & Spearhead ft. Sonna Rele is a beautiful song about the world we live in. The lyrics talk about how we all need to take a moment to appreciate the world around us, and how we should never take it for granted. The song is a reminder to cherish the beauty of life and to never forget that we’re all connected. Its lyrics are about the beauty of nature, how all living things are precious, and they’re most definitely inspirational.

Galactic Love – New Nobility

New Nobility - "Galactic Love" Pseudo Psalm Records

Galactic Love by New Nobility is a song about looking at the world with love and wonder. The song speaks to the idea that we are all connected and that we need to look at the world with love in order to make it a better place. Its lyrics are about the world, about how it’s “taken so many names.” The lyrics go on to say that the world is a lover, and that we need to treat it as such because love can make all evils cease.

Whatever – Oasis

Oasis - Whatever (Official Video)

Oasis is a rock band from Manchester, England. The band was formed in 1991 and consists of brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher. They are considered one of the most successful British bands of all time. “Whatever” is a song from their 1994 album, Definitely Maybe.

The song is about how Liam Gallagher doesn’t care about what other people think of him and he’s going to do whatever he wants. The lyrics include the lines: “I don’t care about what you think of me/I don’t care about what you think at all”. This is a perfect song for anyone who is feeling down and doesn’t want to let others bring them down.

The World Is Ours – Aloe Blacc & David Correy

Aloe Blacc X David Correy - The World Is Ours (2014 World's Cup Anthem)

The World Is Ours is a powerful song about the beauty of our planet and the hope for a better future. Featuring lyrics written by Aloe Blacc and David Correy, the song is a collaboration between Coca-Cola and Project LIFT, an organization that helps children in underprivileged areas. With its inspiring message and catchy beat, The World Is Ours is sure to get your feet moving and your heart racing! Its lyrics are about coming together to make the world a better place for future generations.

Change the World – Colby & Awu

Colby Jeffers and AWU - CHANGE THE WORLD (Official Music Video)

Change the World is a powerful song about making a difference in the world. Written by Colby & Awu, the song encourages people to take a stand and make a change. The lyrics are inspiring and remind us that each of us has the power to make a difference.

The music video for Change the World was shot in Africa and features children from different countries coming together to sing about making a difference. The video is inspiring and shows how we can all come together to make a difference in the world.

One Tribe – Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas - One Tribe music video

The Black Eyed Peas released their sixth studio album, “The E.N.D” in 2009. The album’s lead single was “One Tribe”, which talks about the world coming together as one. The song’s video features people from all walks of life coming together to form one big tribe. Its lyrics are about how the world is one big family, despite its differences. Many songs in the album talks about this theme, and we can see in their other songs like “Alive” and “Ring-a-Ling”.

We’re All in This Together – Ben Lee

WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER - BEN LEE (w lyrics)

We’re All in This Together by Ben Lee is a song about the connectedness of humanity. Lee sings about how we’re all in this together and that we need to help each other out. The song is a reminder that we’re all human and that we need to take care of each other. Its lyrics are about community, hope, and love. The music video features people all over the world singing along with Ben Lee. Many songs on Ben Lee’s album “Awake Is the New Sleep” were inspired by travels throughout India, China, and Japan.

One Song—A Song for World Peace and Togetherness – Mitchell Jay

One Song - A Song For World Peace & Togetherness

Mitchell Jay’s “One Song” is a beautiful ballad about the world and the people who inhabit it. The song calls for peace and togetherness, urging listeners to come together and love one another. It’s a moving, heartfelt track that speaks to the heart of humanity. Its lyrics are about life and love, and they seek to inspire listeners through the power of music. Some people find it cheesy, but I find it to be one of the most moving and touching songs ever written about life and love.

Do Something – Matthew West

Do Something is a song by Christian pop artist, Matthew West. The song was written in response to the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut. In the song, West calls for people to do something to make a difference in the world.

The song has a powerful message that is as relevant today as it was when it was released 5 years ago. In a world where acts of violence and terror are becoming all too common, Do Something is a reminder that we need to stand up against hate and violence and work together to make the world a better place.