Yesterday, we paid homage to horses and their deep impact in shaping human history. Many incredible songs include the word ‘horse’ in their song titles. Here’s the final TOP 10 List of Horse Songs.
Honorable Mention: ROCKIN’ HORSE- Bad English, DEAD HORSE – Guns N’ Roses, POEM TO A HORSE – Shakira, SHE RIDES WILD HORSES – Kenny Rogers, PALE HORSE – Smashing Pumpkins
10. BLACK HORSE & THE CHERRY TREE – K.T. Tunsall
9. DARK HORSE – Amanda Marshall
8. SAVE A HORSE, RIDE A COWBOY – Big & Rich
7. ALL THE KING’S HORSES – The Firm
6. DARK HORSE – Katy Perry
5. A HORSE WITH NO NAME – America
Originally titled “Desert Song”, this slice of Americana is fittingly sung by the 70’s soft rock band, America. Inspired by the cactus, the heat, and the peaceful calm of the desert, “A Horse With No Name” is a timeless song.
4. WHO’S GONNA RIDE YOUR WILD HORSES – U2
Bono’s epic poetry, “Who’s gonna ride your wild horses? Who’s gonna drown in your blue sea?” One of U2’s strongest singles, similar to “With Or Without You”, the lyrics and intensity can hit you emotionally in different ways.
3. WHITE HORSE – Taylor Swift
Almost put this one in the Top 2, haters gonna hate but “White Horse” is ultra-romantic. The companion piece to “Love Story”. After the prince comes to save the day, sometimes things don’t work out afterwards. One of Taylor Swift’s greatest songs.
2. BEER FOR MY HORSES – Willie Nelson & Toby Keith
You think horses, you think cowboys and the wild wild west. No song on this list does a better job of conjuring up those images. The ultimate Texas outlaw, Willie Nelson, adds his indelible style to Toby Keith’s big #1 hit.
1. WILD HORSES – The Rolling Stones
Even Susan Boyle and The Sundays recognized the majesty of Jagger and Richards’ beautiful ballad, “Wild Horses”. Like a stallion, this cherished song is breathtaking, royal, and unforgettable. You can simply close your eyes, listen to this song, and picture the horses running free on the mountain side.