Celebrating Water Through Music

Hey folks, this is Aaron Perlut, and I’m the host of The Load Out Music Podcast, where we try to bring you a regular serving of intimate conversations with established and emerging musicians.

So obviously, I love music — all kinds — from Johnny Cash to James Brown, from the Foo Fighters to the Wu Tang Clan, Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams, Gucci Mane, Prince, Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Cliff, Hank Willliams, Jr, The Gap Band, Jason Isbell, Thin Lizzy, Curtis Mayfield and the list goes on.

But do you know what else I like? Water. Yeah, water, because I understand the importance of clean, healthy and safe water — for bathing, drinking and more. It’s one of those foundational components of life that we cannot live without.

So in honor of National Water Quality Month (yes, that’s a thing), here are some of my favorite songs about — you guessed it — water!

“Madman Across The Water” by Elton John

“Jesus Gave Me Water” by Sam Cooke

“Flying Over Water” by Jason Isbell

“Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon & Garfunkel

“Watermelon Man” by Satan & Adam

“Waterfalls” by TLC

“Dirty Water” by The Standells

“Water in a Well” by Sturgill Simpson

“Waterloo” by ABBA

“Black Water” by The Doobie Brothers

“Down By the Water” by The Decemberists

“Don’t Drink The Water” by Dave Matthews

“Faith In The Water” by the Texas Red Dirt Choir

“Fire and Water” by Free

“Water When The Well Is Dry” by Buddy Miller 

“Smoke on the Water” by Deep Purple

“Gimme Some Water” by Eddie Money

“Cry Me a River” by Justin Timberlake