27 Songs Starting With O

Many people have a hard time coming up with words that start with the letter O. However, there are many beautiful songs starting with O.

Check out our list below to see some of the best ones!

“Ophelia” by The Lumineers

Song Year: 2016

“Ophelia” is a song about not being able to let go of a past love.

Even though the singer says he’s got a new girlfriend, he’s still thinking about Ophelia. Despite the unhappy lyrics, the catchy chorus keeps the song from being too sad.

“Oblivion” by Bastille

Song Year: 2013

Bastille often tackles plenty of sad topics in its music. “Oblivion” is no different.

Many people overindulge in alcohol in their early 20s. This work looks at the aging process and drinking past youthful indiscretions.

The song comes from the perspective of a friend or family member who watches their loved one mentally check out of their own body.

“One” by Sleeping at Last

Song Year: 2019

“One” is a song about overcoming the need to be perfect all the time and learning about self-care.

Sleeping at Last uses this piece to explore habits and beliefs they held in the past. The song is also about learning to accept that you don’t have to earn love and acceptance.

“Ocean Avenue” by Yellowcard

Song Year: 2003

Another great song on our list about the one that got away is “Ocean Avenue.”

The song talks about being a teenager amid their first love and where they used to meet.

“Ocean Avenue” brings out the nostalgia in most 80s and 90s babies for its message and its early 2000s popularity.

“October Song” by Amy Winehouse

Song Year: 2003

Amy Winehouse sang about a time in her own life that impacted her with “October Song.”

The piece is about Winehouse’s actual pet bird who passed away and her method of making peace with her loss.

“Oxytocin” by Billie Eilish

Song Year: 2021

“Oxytocin” is about an unhealthy love.

Billie Eilish acknowledges that she is often the problem, and she says that the hormones released when you’re with a guy are more critical than healthy relationships.

“October” by U2

Song Year: 1981

This short song doesn’t have many lyrics, but through its instrumentation and the words it uses, U2 paints a complete picture.

In life, things come and go. They grow, and they fade. Sometimes, periods in life are like October when winter is coming, and life isn’t as bright.

You’ve got to keep your chin up and make it through the rough patches.

“Ocean Soul” by Nightwish

Song Year: 2002

A large number of Nightwish’s songs are about environmental phenomena or feeling at home in the beauty of nature.

“Ocean Soul” explores the feeling of longing and smallness that one can experience next to the ocean.

This song uses wedding symbology to show that Tarja wants to dedicate her life to her love for something greater than herself.

“Of Wolf and Man” by Metallica

Song Year: 1991

“Of Wolf and Man” tells the story of a man who turns into a wolf by night. He revels in the hunt and doesn’t mind that hunting means taking down innocent lambs.

There’s beauty in running in the night, giving in to primal urges, and enjoying the world that we live in.

There’s been much speculation on if the song is a metaphor for giving in to alcohol and being a monster a night or whether the song tells the story of human nature. Regardless of the deeper meaning, we can all agree that Metallica created a masterpiece.

“Off the Table” by Ariana Grande

Song Year: 2020

In “Off the Table,” Ariana Grande sings about worrying that she’s lost her shot at finding love.

The song goes through the doubt and insecurities one can feel after a series of failed relationships. After a certain point, you fear that you’re the problem or that there’s something wrong with you.

Seeing as Ariana Grande married the man she wrote this song about, I think we can see that these doubts aren’t always well-founded.

“Oh Love” by Green Day

Song Year: 2012

Green Day explained the meaning of “Oh Love” in an interview with MTV, saying that the piece is about ignoring logic and following your heart.

From the way that the lyrics beg and plead to be loved by someone who doesn’t seem to reciprocate their feelings, we can see that theme of ignoring logic loud and clear.

“Of Mice and Men” by Megadeth

Song Year: 2004

When looking at the song “Of Mice and Men,” many people try and compare the song to the famous Steinbeck novel with the same title.

However, the lyrics don’t match up well with the book.

Most people don’t look at Robert Burns’ poem “To a Mouse,” which Steinbeck pulled his book title from.

The poem lines up much better with the song, as both seem to be about the futility of planning and the cruelty of fate. Despite having planned as best as possible, and despite a bright and promising future, the teenager in Megadeth’s song and the Mouse in Burns’ poem both end up doomed.

“Old Brown Shoe” by The Beatles

Song Year: 1969

“Old Brown Shoe” is a lighthearted love song about a girl who changes often and makes the singer’s day happier just by existing.

The singer is a little volatile and stressed, but his dream girl can always calm him down and make the world seem okay again.

“Olivia” by One Direction

“Olivia” by One Direction

Song Year: 2015

This song takes a look at insecurities and doubts in a romantic relationship. “Olivia” is told from the perspective of a boy that loves Olivia.

He didn’t do everything he could have in their relationship, and Olivia’s friends convinced her that he would end up leaving.

However, he never planned on letting her go. He’s afraid that he won’t be able to convince her of his love and that she’ll leave him to protect herself from his abandonment.

“Old Scars/Future Hearts” by All Time Low

Song Year: 2015

“Old Scars/Future Hearts” features in season 14 of Grey’s Anatomy, and it has a lot to say about how to live your life.

Sometimes, people become complacent. Life goes by like a dream. However, they refuse to let that continue and will live a full life instead.

The title of the song implies that the singer is currently wounded. Their future heart will have a scar because it isn’t whole now. By refusing to continue living life in a blur, they are working towards being healthy and healed.

“On Fire Tonight” by Little Big Town

Song Year: 2012

Little Big Town produces many songs that make you feel good. “On Fire Tonight” attempts to do this by suggesting we have a good time letting loose with our friends.

While they suggest being a little wild, they are careful to say that they don’t want anything bad to happen long-term. They only hope that by living a little freer, they can make themselves and their friends happier.

“On the Road Again” by Willie Nelson

Song Year: 1980

This song is about being a performing artist on tour.

Willie Nelson sings about his experiences traveling around the country and the world with his band. They’re a group of friends who have grown to be like a family.

When he’s on the road traveling, he gets to see new and wonderful things.

“Our Lady of Sorrows” by My Chemical Romance

Song Year: 2002

My Chemical Romance is a band that uses dark metaphors liberally to get its point across.

In “Our Lady of Sorrows,” there are several strong symbols, such as knives and fights against ghosts. However, the chorus drives the main message of the song home. Two friends are fighting against the world, and the singer is giving his friend advice on how to stay upright.

Though all of the craziness and hardships, sometimes at the hands of each other, friends have to have the other’s back.

“One Day at a Time” by Lynyrd Skynryd

Song Year: 2012

As the title suggests, “One Day at a Time” is a song about accepting things as they come without worrying about the future or dwelling on the past.

It’s often the case that good things won’t last, but you have to enjoy the moment you’re in if you want to make the most of your life.

“Only Happy When It Rains” by Garbage

Song Year: 1995

“Only Happy When It Rains” is a song about being so comfortable in sadness or chaos that you don’t know how to be happy otherwise.

Whether it’s rain, darkness, or depression, the singer feels comfortable in the familiarity, and they don’t know how to accept another person’s love.

“One Day Too Late” by Skillet

Song Year: 2009

Skillet looks at the present and wonders if they’d be happy with their life as it is in “One Day Too Late.”

The song points out that eventually, tomorrow won’t come. If you keep putting everything off until tomorrow, there will be a point where you can’t accomplish what you procrastinated.

The narrator says they will change their life and start doing the hard things and loving more fully.

“Only if for a Night” by Florence and the Machine

Song Year: 2011

This song is about dreaming about those who have passed away.

In “Only if for a Night,” Florence describes in detail a dream she had about being a child again and getting advice from someone no longer living.

The colors of the dream were exceptionally vivid, and everything was strange, but the dream was pleasant anyway. However, it only lasted for one night.

“One More Night” by Maroon 5

Song Year: 2012

“One More Night” is about being in a relationship that should have ended a long time ago but not being able to fully let go.

The narrator and his girl have broken up plenty of times before, but they always get back together again, leaving him feeling guilty and ashamed.

Instead of fully breaking things off like he knows that he should, he always says he’ll start things again for just a single night.

“Oops I Did It Again” by Britney Spears

Song Year: 2000

“Oops, I Did It Again” was one of Britney’s most popular early songs, and the titular album won Billboard’s “Biggest One-Week Sales of an Album Ever by a Female Artist” in 2000.

The song takes a very cavalier attitude in looking after other people’s hearts, but that didn’t stop millions of sales of the teen-pop song.

“Only Wanna Be With You” by Hootie and the Blowfish

Song Year: 1994

“Only Wanna Be With You” is one of Hootie and the Blowfish’s most popular songs, being one of three that made it to the Billboard Top Ten.

The song tells the story of a guy and a girl who are polar opposites. However, their similarities and differences don’t matter because they love each other and want to be together, so they’ll work to make things work no matter what.

“Organs” by Of Monsters and Men

Song Year: 2015

This song by Of Monsters and Men is about wishing that you could stop feeling emotional pain but not being able to.

The narrator wishes that they could remove all of their offending organs so they wouldn’t have to see reminders of everything that went wrong.

However, even with the pain that they’re in, they wouldn’t give up their heart because they don’t want to be in pain without knowing why.

“Over You” by Miranda Lambert

Song Year: 2011

Miranda Lambert sings about heartbreak without end in “Over You.”

Though she knows that she should be over it, and while everyone tells her that she’ll heal in time, she doubts she’ll ever get over her pain.

She doesn’t know how to go without him in her life, so she does activities that let her live in memories of when he was still around.

Best Songs Starting With O, Final Thoughts

Here’s the list of our favorite songs beginning with the letter O. There are many more, but we think these are some of the best songs starting with O.

If you liked this list, check out our list of the Best 80s Songs or our list of Songs About the Ocean.

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