22 Best Book Songs – Songs With Book in the Title
Last Updated: September 6, 2022 | Written by Matthew Campbell (Editor of My Wedding Songs and wedding DJ)
When people think of books and songs, they immediately think of songbooks. However, we did things a bit differently. We created a list of the top 10 songs about books. Yes, all the songs listed have the word book in the song title.
If you are looking for a songbook, it is a book that will contact a collection of songs with their lyrics and music notes. Songbooks may also be a collection of music hymns such as the ones used in churches.
Our book songs cover, no pun intended, and many different music styles including jazz, rock, hip-hop, new age, and country. A book is a set of written pages. The pages can be made of many things including paper, wood, and ivory.
We also tried to include many different music genres in our collection of book songs including the eras from 1958 through today. Enjoy our list. Maybe write a book about it?
Don’t forget that September 6 is Read A Book Day too. Be sure to play “book” songs while reading a book!
Top 10 Book Songs
(by Amazon downloads)
- “The Book Of Love” by Peter Gabriel
- “The Book of Souls” by Iron Maiden
- “Book of Love” by Tucka King of Swing
- “Book of Days” by Enya
- “My Little Brown Book” by Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
- “A Cover Is Not the Book” by Emily Blunt & Lin-Manuel Miranda & Company – Mary Poppins Returns
- “I Could Write a Book” by Harry Connick Jr.
- “You’re More Than A Number In My Little Red Book” by The Drifters
- “The Book of Love” by The Magnetic Fields
- “Books” by Caamp
Spotify Book Playlist
Popular Songs About Books
Write A Book – Maddie & Tae
2020, The Way It Feels
Book of Rhymes – Eminem feat. DJ Premier
2020, Music To Be Murdered By
The Book of You & I – Alec Benjamin
2020, These Two Windows
A Cover Is Not the Book – Emily Blunt & Lin-Manuel Miranda & Company
2018, Mary Poppins Returns Soundtrack
Books – Caamp
2018, Boys (Side B)
Book of Love – Tucka
2012, Love Rehab 2
My Heart Is An Open Book – Carl Dobkins Jr
2011, Rare Oldies But Goodies
Open Book – Cake
2016, Fashion Nugget
Book of Love – Tucka King of Swing
2012, Love Rehab 2
I Wrote The Book – Beth Ditto
The Book Of Love – Peter Gabriel
2004, Shall We Dance?
Book Of Days – Enya
1992, Shepherd Moons
Goin’ By The Book – Johnny Cash
1991,The Mystery of Life
I Could Write A Book – Harry Connick Jr.
1990, When Harry Met Sally… Soundtrack
Picture Book – Simply Red
1985, Simply Red
Every Day I Write The Book – Elvis Costello
1983, Punch the Clock
Genre – Rock
The Book I Read – Talking Heads
1977, Talking Heads: 77
You’re More Than A Number In My Little Red Book – The Drifters
1976, Every Nite’s a Saturday Night
Picture Book – The Kinks
1968, The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society
My Little Brown Book – Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
1963, Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
You Can’t Judge A Book By Its Cover – Bo Diddley
1962, Bo Diddley
Do you have a favorite book song, not on our list? Please share the song below so that we can add it!
Book Of Love – The Monotones
1958, Who Wrote The Book Of Love
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