Rings come in various sizes and make, but they all hold the same symbolism for eternal love and appreciation. A lot of songs have been inspired by these symbolisms which vary greatly, depending on the context and lyrics of each individual song. Many of these songs may be romantic in nature because it usually circles on the themes of love, commitment, and marriage. These songs continue to be immortalized even to this very day and they always hold a special place in human culture.
Here are the 21 best songs about rings:
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- 21. “Diamond Rings” by Chipmunk featuring Emeli Sande
- 20. “Baby Wants a Diamond Ring” by Squirrel Nut Zippers
- 19. “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash
- 18. “This Diamond Ring” by Gary Lewis & the Playboys
- 17. “Put a Ring on My Finger” by Les Paul and Mary Ford
- 16. “Ring On Her Finger, Time On Her Hands” by Lee Greenwood
- 15. “Silver Wings & Golden Rings” by Cher
- 14. “Diamond Ring” by Bon Jovi
- 13. “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools” by Tim McGraw
- 12. “Diamond Ring” by Sheryl Crow
- 11. “In My Heart There Rings a Melody” by Andy Harsant
- 10. “Belated Promise Ring” by Iron & Wine
- 9. “Wear My Ring Around Your Neck” by Elvis Presley
- 8. “Mood Ring” by Lorde
- 7. “Ring Da Bell” by Monica
- 6. “Primadonna” by MARINA
- 5. “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande
- 4. “Paper Rings” by Taylor Swift
- 3. “You Can Ring My Bell” by Anita Ward
- 2. “Promise Ring” by Tiffany Evans
- 1. “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” by Beyoncé
21. “Diamond Rings” by Chipmunk featuring Emeli Sande
Album: I Am Chipmunk | Style: Hip-Hop
Released in 2017, this song regards the possession of diamond rings as a symbol of success as a fruit of hard work. This very motivational song is an inspiring track to its listeners as it urges them to grind their way to achieve their goals. Although some listeners feel a sense of discomfort toward its message of materialism, the upbeat nature of the song also makes them feel energized and uplifted.
20. “Baby Wants a Diamond Ring” by Squirrel Nut Zippers
Album: Perennial Favorites | Style: Swing / Jazz
The song speaks about the desire of women to get married and receive a diamond ring as a symbol of love and commitment. On one hand, the song depicts a man who would do everything to afford this luxury for the person he loves. Although this may sound absurd to some men, others may still quite love to do so. This may be the reason why, despite lyrical conciseness, fans had been drawn to this song.
19. “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash
Album: Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash | Style: Classic Country
The ring of fire is metaphorically compared to love, in all its fiery attributes. The song, then, illustrates the transformative power of love in someone’s life, and the intense emotion of the persona is felt throughout the song. The universal theme of love and passion resonated with different generations of audiences.
18. “This Diamond Ring” by Gary Lewis & the Playboys
Album: This Diamond Ring (Re-Recorded Versions) | Style: Pop
This is undeniably a break-up song. Generally, this song is an illustration of a man who experienced heartbreak and who wishes to just give her diamond ring to another couple because that diamond ring doesn’t shine to him anymore the way it should. Just like diamond rings, this song symbolizes genuine love and affection, as well.
17. “Put a Ring on My Finger” by Les Paul and Mary Ford
Album: Les and Mary | Style: Pop
In a conservative society, a woman would not bluntly invite a man to propose to her, but this song does the exact opposite. The woman tells her man to put a ring on her finger and give her a kiss and rest assured that she’ll say yes to marrying her. The dreamy and romantic atmosphere created by the song’s arrangement has made it a popular choice for weddings and other romantic occasions.
16. “Ring On Her Finger, Time On Her Hands” by Lee Greenwood
Album: If There’s Any Justice | Style: Country
The song was sung from the perspective of the man who admits that the failure of their marriage is because of his absence. Somehow, he doesn’t blame her for looking for love in someone else’s hands because he understands how the woman in her needs the warmth of a man – something to which he cannot comply. This is a heartbreaking song from the man’s perspective, but an emphatic one from the woman’s point of view.
15. “Silver Wings & Golden Rings” by Cher
Album: Cherished | Style: Country
The song tells of a woman who falls in love with a married man even though she’s aware of the fact that she is a third wheel. Despite this, she is still deeply connected to the man. Eventually, as every married man does, he will go back to his wife no matter how passionately tempting a third-party relationship is. However, she cannot do otherwise than accept the reality that his presence in her life is only temporary.
14. “Diamond Ring” by Bon Jovi
Album: These Days | Style: Rock
In this song, the diamond ring connotes that the woman wearing it is already taken and is no more open for any relationship. The persona in the song uses it as an assurance that she’s only hers. Despite the subtle hint of possession evoked in the song, there is a much greater message of love, commitment, and loyalty in it.
13. “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools” by Tim McGraw
Album: Sundown Heaven Town | Style: Country
The describes two opposite sides of life – one in luxury, the other simpler. While some find happiness in luxurious things like diamond rings, others find solace in simple jukeboxes over old barstools. This song also reflects the choices we make in life and how they shape our future and the realization that sometimes the simple things in life are the most valuable.
12. “Diamond Ring” by Sheryl Crow
Album: 100 Miles from Memphis | Style: R&B
Oftentimes, a diamond ring is seen as a symbol of love and commitment, and to some, it has even become more important than the relationship itself. However, this song minds us not to let our materialistic desires ruin our relationship. After all, at the end of the day, love is a more powerful bond than any ring in the world.
11. “In My Heart There Rings a Melody” by Andy Harsant
Album: Hymns | Style: Gospel/Christian
This hymn expresses the joy and peace of having a stable spiritual relationship with God, describing it as something that rings a melody in the heart. The transformative power of faith and hope spoken by the song brings forth listeners to take a moment of introspection towards their relationship with God. For many Christians, this song is a passionate delivery of God’s grace and love to the world.
10. “Belated Promise Ring” by Iron & Wine
Album: The Sea and The Rhythm EP | Style: Indie Folk
The belated promise ring in the song symbolizes the late realization of the persona as to whether to commit entirely to the woman he is in a relationship with or not. Sometimes, we, too, have the same doubts even with our marriage partners as we cross the thin line that separates passionate admiration from real true love. Probably, this is in this light that a lot of fans love this song until this very day.
9. “Wear My Ring Around Your Neck” by Elvis Presley
Album: Elvis’ Golden Records (Volume 1) | Style: Rock and Roll
“Wear My Ring Around Your Neck” is a classic rock and roll love song that describes a man who wants his love interest to wear his ring around her neck to show the world that she belongs to him. Elvis Presley’s signature musical style adds charm to this song as it becomes a timeless masterpiece loved by rock and roll fans worldwide.
8. “Mood Ring” by Lorde
Album: Solar Power | Style: Pop
Basically, a mood ring is a crystal-made stone that changes color based on minute changes in body temperature, which makes it a perfect tool to characterize a person’s mood. Implicitly, the song explores the various moods of people and the efforts to hide their real emotions from public view. Moreover, she encourages her listeners to be more open and honest about their emotions, even if they may be difficult or uncomfortable.
7. “Ring Da Bell” by Monica
Album: The Makings of Me | Style: R&B
This is an absolute moving-on song for exes who decided to finally have enough of the toxic relationship they have. There is an empowering tone in the song especially women who had been victims of two-timer men. As the persona in the song sings about being in control of her life (and love life), she urges listeners to find their own strength to do the same as well.
6. “Primadonna” by MARINA
Album: Electra Heart | Style: Pop
“Primadonna” describes a confident and glamorous “primadonna” who is unapologetic about her ambitions for fame and success. This song also delves into the pressures to maintain an image and reputation of such kind, even if it means leaving behind those who do not share the same values. The energetic tune of this song is impossible not to dance along to.
5. “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande
Album: Thank U, Next | Style: Pop
Money could buy a lot of things, and this song is all these and more. It speaks about the many splendid things that can be bought with money, specifically mentioning 7 expensive rings for her girlfriend and her, just for self-indulgence. Ariana Grande’s confident vocals make the song an overall vibe of self-love.
4. “Paper Rings” by Taylor Swift
Album: Lover | Style: Pop, Rock
The pace of the song matches the thrilling energy of Taylor Swift’s personality. The song also evokes the same energy as she recounts her love and commitment to her partner, even promising to marry him with just homemade paper rings. This song is a celebration of the simplicity of a genuine love story.
3. “You Can Ring My Bell” by Anita Ward
Album: Ring My Bell | Style: Funk
Unlike most songs about rings, “Ring My Bell” redirects listeners from being wholesomely in love to being passionately, even sexually, in love. It has a quite provoking effect that suggests lovemaking between couples. Surprisingly, despite having fans raise eyebrows, the song’s groovy tune creates an energetic and appealing vibe for everyone.
2. “Promise Ring” by Tiffany Evans
Album: Tiffany Evans | Style: R&B
Released in 2007, the song marks deep love and commitment among partners as illustrated by the man giving his woman a promise ring. The woman, as enthralled as she is, wants to promise the same thing back. The song’s smooth chorus and romantic vibe are fan-favorites among couples who want to take their relationships to the next level.
1. “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” by Beyoncé
Album: I Am… Sasha Fierce | Style: Pop
This song speaks so much of Beyonce’s confident personality. The persona in the song wants to challenge her partner to put a ring already on her finger if he really is into her and if he really is committed to their relationship. The waiting game of a woman in this state of a dilemma is unquestionably difficult, which is why fans could easily relate to the message of this song. As a woman, you’ll surely be empowered to tell your partner the same thing after listening to this song.