21 Songs About Time (2023)

Time is the most precious commodity, though some say it cannot be bought. It is also the most precious gift we can give to others. We cannot bring back time, so we have to make the most out of it or we’ll regret not being able to do the things we should have done.

So, let’s grab this opportunity to spend time browsing our list of songs about time.

21. Time – Pink Floyd

Time is a song from the British rock band who became one of the first groups distinguished in their psychedelic music.This song, which is one of the tracks in their The Dark Side of the Moon Album released in 1973, recounts the experience of a person who was not able to realize that he was wasting his time and he regretted that he cannot bring back time anymore.

20. Time (Clock of the Heart) – Culture Club

This song by the Culture Club (English pop band from London) is included in their 1982 album entitled Kissing to be Clever. This is a sad song (although the melody is not) because it tells about a one way love affair. It also says that spending time together with someone doesn’t mean that you share the same feeling. 

19. Does Anyone Really Know What Time It Is – Chicago

The theme of this song by the American band Chicago is very universal and still timely, although this song was released in 1973. The song highlights how people lead a very busy life that they already forget how to slow down and relax. I hope you take time to listen to this song and realize its message.  

18. If I Could Turn Back Time – Cher

This regretful song is one of the best songs of the Goddess of Pop, Cher. Included in her 1989 album, Heart of Stone, released under Geffen Records, this song is about a lover who feels guilty about what she has done to make her lover go away and now she wishes to turn back time to make everything right. 

17. The Best of Times – Styx

The Best of Times is one of the tracks in Styx’s tenth studio album released on January 16, 1981 under A&M Records. This song is about being alone with your loved one. Whether good times or bad times (rain or shine) if you are with your loved one, it will still be a best time.

16. Who Knows Where the Time Goes – Fairport Convention

Sung by Fairport Convention with Sandy Denny on the vocals, Who Knows Where the Time Goes is a part of the band’s Unhalfbricking Album which was released in 1969. This sad song tells about a lover staying by his lover’s side even if everyone around her is already leaving her.

15. What Time Is It – High School Musical 2

Who would not want summertime when you are in high school? This song from High School Musical 2 is a song that shows the excitement of the students in anticipation of the fun and laughter their summer break may bring. Released in 2007 by Disney, this song was sung by Vanessa Hudgen, Zac Efron, Ashley Tisdale, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman and Lucas Grabeel.

14. Time Song – The Kinks

The Kinks is regarded as one of the most influential rock bands in the 60’s. Time Song is from their sixth studio album titled The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society. This song talks about what time can do but if we don’t do our part and just let the time pass us by, then we will be missing our chance.

13. For the First Time – The Script

For the First Time is a rock ballad from the Irish rock band, The Script. Many couples will be able to relate with this song because it tells about how a couple nearly destroyed their relationship because of some crisis that they experienced. But in the end they were able to save their relationship because they found time to mend things up.

12. Time in a Bottle – Jim Croce

Jim Croce wrote this song when he found out that his wife is pregnant. This song is included in his 1972 ABC debut album You Don’t Mess Around with Jim. The message of the song is about preserving all the memories he has with his family.  Jim died in a plane crash when he was 30 years old.

11. It’s Time – Imagine Dragons

American pop rock band Imagine Dragons sang this next song in our list. It’s Time is a song included in their It’s Time Album which was released in 2011. It talks about changing one’s environment to grow as a person or as a professional, although the persona in the song does not want to leave the place he grew up in.

10. Always on Time – Ja Rule ft. Ashanti

Always on Time is the fifth track in Ja Rule’s third studio album Pain is Love which was released on October 2, 2001, by Murder, Inc. Always on time is a rap-hip hop song, the signature genre of Ja Rule. The song tells of an uncertain love of the two personas in the song.  

9. One Last Time – Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande recorded the song One Last Time for her 2014 My Everything Album. It was originally released as the second promotional single in iTunes on August 22, 2014 and later on as a single in the aforementioned album on February 10, 2015. The song is about a girl who is sorry for cheating on her boy and asking him to give her one last chance. 

8. One Time – Justin Bieber

One Time is the first single released from his debut album My World in 2009 It was initially released on July 7, 2009 in the US and Canada. It was released in some other parts of the world later that year. This song talks about young love–how a boy discloses his feelings toward his loved one. 

7. Good Time –  Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen

Good Time is a collaboration between American pop band Owl City and Canadian singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen. The song was recorded for the fourth studio album of Owl City entitled The Midsummer Station which was released on August 17, 2012 under Universal Republic Records. The song says that we don’t actually need to put in some effort because there is always a good time. 

6. Closing Time – Semisonic

Closing Time made the American rock band Semisonic known in the United States. This song is part of their 1998 album Feeling Strangely Fine. The song is an analogy of our life here on earth to going to the bar. The time will come when our life will reach the “closing time”, so we need to enjoy life (go to the bar, not literally!!).  

5. Signs of Time – Harry Styles

Signs of Time is the debut single of former X-Factor contestant and One Direction member turned solo singer Harry Styles from his self-titled debut album released in 2017 by Columbia Records. This song is a sad song of parting ways from someone you love, though it’s difficult we need to accept it.

4. Remember the Time – Michael Jackson

The King of Pop Michael Jackson sang this song in his 1991 Dangerous Album. In the song Remember the Time, Michael Jackson asks his former lover questions about remembering those times when they were still in love. This music video even features Eddie Murphy!

3. Baby One More Time – Britney Spears

The 90’s youth are very familiar with this next song. From the Princess of Pop, Britney Spears, this song on September 28, 1998 as a single and later on became a part of her 1999 album with the same title as the song. The song tells of the honest feelings of a girl who was left by her boyfriend.

2. Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper

Time After Time is a part of Cyndi Lauper’s 1983 debut studio album titled She’s so Unusual. Rob Hyman and Cyndi Lauper who were having shaky relationships with their partners that time wrote this song. It is about letting go of someone you love even if you still love that person.

1. (I’ve had) The Time of My Life – Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

Have you watched the 1987 movie Dirty Dancing? This song is featured in that movie starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. This song was recorded by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes to be the theme song of the movie. Time of My Life is a story that tells of the best part of someone’s life because of his/ her loved one. 

Thank you for sharing with us your precious time. Have a good time! 

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