27 Songs Starting With The Letter I

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.

11. “I Got The Keys” by DJ Khaled, Featuring JAY-Z and Future

Song Year: 2016

This trio—DJ Khaled, JAY-Z, and Future—come together for a hit jam that's perfect to get hyped to. It's all about feeling on top of the world, having lots of money and success, and being better than everyone.

Even if you're not as rich and famous as them, listening to it can make you feel more confident and cool.

12. “I Know the End” by Phoebe Bridgers

Song Year: 2020

Phoebe Bridgers sings softly in this beautiful yet somber ballad about the end of the world as we know it.

The evocative track touches on several subjects, including depression, and ends with an intense scream.

13. “I Know There's Gonna Be Good Times” by Jamie xx, Featuring Young Thug and Popcaan

Song Year: 2015

This song is the opposite of “I Know The End,” as it's a highly upbeat track that gives you all the good vibes.

Many people remember 2015 as “the easy times” when there was seemingly little to worry about, so the hopeful song is likely fitting for many.

14. “I Know What You Did Last Summer” by Shawn Mendes, Featuring Camila Cabello

"I Know What You Did Last Summer" by Shawn Mendes, Featuring Camila Cabello

Song Year: 2015

Well, maybe not everything in 2015 was so positive. In this song, Camila sings in the narrative of having cheated on her partner.

To contrast her perspective, Shawn Mendes takes the role of the person who was cheated on. He sings about her eyes not glowing as they normally do, which makes him feel like something is wrong, and that his partner is unfaithful.

15. “I'll Show You” by Justin Bieber

Song Year: 2015

Bieber starts “I’ll Show You” by relating his life to a movie since many people watch him, given he’s one of the biggest pop stars in the world.

The song is about trying to relate to someone he is falling for and ensuring her that he is still human and wants to have love like anyone else. He can't change his world, but he can invite her into it.

16. “I'm an Albatraoz” by AronChupa, Featuring Little Sis Nora

Song Year: 2014

“I'm an Albatraoz” is a hilarious electro-house song by Swedish DJ AaronChupa about, well, an Albatraoz.

It's told like a storybook but has a beat drop that makes you want to bounce around as if you're in the wild!

17. “I'm Going In” by Drake, Featuring Lil Wayne and Jeezy

Song Year: 2009

Lil Wayne opens the song with a fiery verse, Drake dominates the second part, and then Jeezy brings it home.

This song isn't about anything in particular; just about going hard on an equally fiery beat. Still, while it doesn’t have much of a message, the lyrics, rhymes, and flow are on point.

18. “Imma Be” by Black Eyed Peas

Song Year: 2009

“Imma Be” is about being your best self regardless of what anyone else is doing or has to say.

This track will make you feel powerful, motivated, and confident. The beat is also catchy, making it ideal for a throwback party.

19. “I'm On A Boat” by The Lonely Island, Featuring T-Pain

Song Year: 2009

Of all the songs starting with I, “I'm On A Boat” is one of the most lighthearted. It’s a comical “meme” rap song that pokes fun at rich people who like to flaunt their wealth on boats.

Lonely Island raps many hilarious lines about the difference between them being on a boat while other people are living their regular, boring lives.

Although it's tongue-in-cheek, it's actually a great song to sing (or shout) if you ever get a chance to sail around.

20. “I'm the One” by DJ Khaled, Featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, and Lil Wayne

Song Year: 2017

A gang of highly talented artists come together on “I'm the One,” a lighthearted summer song about how they are “the one” for a woman.

This hypothetical woman is tired of people acting like they are successful, have a lot of money, and can treat her to the nicer things in life when they really can't.

21. “Inside Your Head” by Gioli & Assia

Song Year: 2019

This energetic track asks someone if they’ll let them inside their head.

In other words, it's about asking if you can come into someone's world and be let in to understand who they are and what they're about.

22. “I Know Places” by Taylor Swift

Song Year: 2014

In “I Know Places,” Taylor speaks to a love interest about how she knows her life is very public. Swift is constantly in the public eye and being watched by the media.

However, if that person gives her a chance, she can show them a world away from the cameras where she can open up. She assures them they can truly get to know each other without being in the limelight.

23. “Into You” by Ariana Grande

Song Year: 2016

Ariana Grande delivers a sultry R&B song with “Into You.” She makes great use of bold, electric lyrics about being attracted to someone and genuinely wanting to get to know them.

It's the perfect song to listen to if you’ve ever been in a situation where you were unsure if someone had the same feelings as you.

24. “It Ain't Me” by Selena Gomez & Kygo

Song Year: 2017

“It Ain't Me” is a tropical house song by Selena Gomez and Kygo. Their track is about a relationship that Selena tries to get out of because it's toxic, and she knows it's not good for her.

The lyrics are deeply powerful, and the incredibly catchy beat is perfect for dancing all night long.

25. “It's Strange” by Louis The Child, Featuring K.Flay

Song Year: 2015

“It's Strange” by Louis The Child is about a protagonist who is usually a little bit lost and struggles with life and relationships.

However, they've met someone new that makes them feel differently. They want to be around this person, aren't turned off by them, and can even be sober with them—a sense of comfort they’re not used to.

26. “I Want U” by Alison Wonderland

Song Year: 2015

Alison Wonderland is an Australian E.D.M. D.J. with a reputation for making infectious tracks, and “I Want U” is one of them.

This catchy creation is all about wanting someone, but you’re likely to be more focused on the dancey beat.

27. “I Was Made For Loving You” by Tori Kelly, Featuring Ed Sheeran

Song Year: 2015

If you're ever looking for a beautiful, romantic, passionate song about falling in true love, Tori Kelly's “I Was Made For Loving You” is it.

This track is especially fitting for young love, where love still feels like this crazy, dreamy, unrealistic, unreasonable thing. So when you do feel it, it seems risky and shocking, but still beautiful.

Songs Starting With The Letter I, Final Thoughts

Musicians have many talents – from singing to playing instruments to writing catchy lyrics. But an underrated aspect of the industry is titling a song!

And the letter “I” is one of the most common to start a song title, perhaps because musicians like to write about their personal experiences. Which one of these songs starting with I is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

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