27 Songs Starting With The Letter I

Whether a song is about the artist themselves, ice cream, or imagining a better world, there are plenty of amazing songs beginning with the letter I. We'll share some of the best below.

Here are some top songs starting with I.

1. “Imagine” by John Lennon

Song Year: 1971

” Imagine” is a moving song about hope, peace, and unity. The lyrics ask the listener to imagine a world without borders, greed, war, possessions, and even religion, which has divided so many people throughout history.

It may be controversial to some, but there’s no question it’s a beautiful message.

2. “i” by Kendrick Lamar

Song Year: 2015

Kendrick Lamar has built a reputation for his music touching on real concerns in life, such as poverty, police, drugs, crime, and other trials and tribulations.

This song is more positive. While it alludes to serious matters, it takes the approach of loving yourself and being positive no matter what you go through.

3. “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor” by Arctic Monkeys

Song Year: 2006

The Arctic Monkeys made a long list of fun, dance-worthy indie rock hits in 2006, but “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor” was one of their best.

It's about hitting on a girl and asking her to dance in a comical, unique, and cheeky way. This song is fun to dance to, even if you don't know how to. Ironically, the worse you look on the dancefloor to this song, the better!

4. “I Can't Breathe” by H.E.R.

Song Year: 2020

Police brutality in the United States has been a severe and devastating issue that disproportionately affects Black and brown people in the country.

“I Can't Breathe” addresses this issue head-on, with the title referring to the death of George Floyd, who uttered the phrase before dying while an officer was kneeling on him. This track was critically acclaimed, earning Song of the Year at the 63rd Grammy Awards.

5. “IDGAF” by Dua Lipa

Song Year: 2017

Dua Lipa is the queen of making powerful women's anthems about not taking men back and not accepting the actions of toxic people. “IDGAF” is all about that.

She refers to a guy that cheated on her, so she left him and has no intention of looking back. He keeps trying to get back with her, but she stays true to what the title says.

6. “I Did Something Bad” by Taylor Swift

Song Year: 2017

The Reputation album was an era for Taylor Swift that no one saw coming. After all, many people saw her as being quite innocent and fairytale-like.

So Reputation, and specifically songs like “I Did Something Bad,” was shocking but powerful. It reminded the public that she's human too. Although it was slightly controversial, thanks to lyrics showing Swift lacked remorse about bad things she did, Swift happily used the track to start her tour.

7. “I Drink Wine” by Adele

Song Year: 2021

Adele dedicated her entire 30 album to singing about her complicated relationship and, ultimately, her divorce.

“I Drink Wine” is a deep, vulnerable track about her trying to make things work but having such a hard time when nothing seems to be improving.

All she wanted to do was love, but her fame, desire to appease others, her partner's jealousy, and other aspects of life complicated things.

8. “I Feel It Coming” by The Weeknd, Featuring Daft Punk

Song Year: 2016

Michael Jackson's influence on The Weeknd and his music comes out strong in “I Feel It Coming” due to his vocals, the modern-retro beat, and even the smooth-romantic content.

In the song, he sings to a romantic interest about going slowly but keeping in mind that love is gradually developing between them.

9. “If I Never See Your Face Again” by Maroon 5, Featuring Rihanna

Song Year: 2008

Maroon 5 and Rihanna collaborated for the hit song “If I Never See Your Face Again,” in which they sing back and forth in the roles of people in a complicated relationship, or “situation-ship” with each other.

The two characters in the story clearly still have feelings for each other but also often annoy each other. However, the song suggests they will keep coming back regardless of how complicated it gets.

10. “I Forgot That You Existed” by Taylor Swift

Song Year: 2019

Taylor Swift has a laundry list of songs about feeling upset, hurt, disappointed, and other negative feelings about the ending of a romantic relationship.

But she also has songs that speak to more complicated emotions like regret, confusion, guilt, and even excitement about moving on.

“I Forgot That You Existed” speaks to the beauty of completely forgetting that that person ever existed and feeling utterly indifferent about them. The cheery tune and vocals make the lyrics even sweeter.

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