20 Songs About Connection

There are a lot of different ways to interpret the word “connection”. Some see it as a method to network with people to form long-term relationships while others believe it entails attaching a wire to a power source. Artists see it as a way to form a unique connection with their audience. 

Authors compose stories using words, artists use color and musicians utilize a combination of instruments and words to bring their ideas to life. The beauty of music is that it allows listeners to establish their interpretations of what the musician is attempting to convey — there is never a wrong answer.

The only thing that matters is what you believe to be correct. So let’s take a look at these 20 songs to see what connection means to different artists!

1. “Invisible Connections” by Vangelis

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Do not be alarmed by the length of the song! Surprisingly the song is rather minimalist with its approach but as it goes on, it is very clear that Vangelis was being rather experimental. It is not like the kind of music most people are used to hearing – some may even describe it as a landscape view of music more so than a focal point photo.

There is so much going on and yet so little and that’s what makes it so magical. The connection Vangelis makes to their audience is very different from one person to the next and perhaps that was their intention all along.

2. “Connection” by Elastica

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This is a song that creates that connection in your brain that gets you tapping your feet without knowing what you are doing. Elastica sings about connection but not just meeting someone and having chemistry with them.

They talk about what it means to sacrifice –  to give something up to create a connection. Is it something people need to do to make it meaningful? Is it like gambling where you have to put something out with the hopes that it will end in your favor? Interpret this song whichever way you want to. 

3. “Make That Connection” by Tom Petty

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What would people do to make that connection with someone they are absolutely sure is made for them? Tom Petty is very clear he would give whatever it takes to get even the smallest smile in return.

This is a song about someone who is determined and will do everything needed to make things happen. What’s more, they will not let go of the connection if they succeed.

4. “Rainbow Connection” by Kermit The Frog

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Voiced by the wonderful Jim Henson as the adorable Kermit The Frog, Rainbow Connection is a song that calls out to the dreamers. Kermit speaks to the audience about what it means to have hope in your heart while perhaps taking a chance on an adventure. Things may not always go as planned, but it does not mean unplanned adventures will not lead to a rainbow connection.

5. “Connect” by Sick Puppies

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Shimon Moore stated something about the song that was pretty emotional in terms of what it means for people to connect. With many people taking interest in so many different things, it may seem as if it is easy to find someone that has similar interests to you, but it takes a little more and that is what this song is about.

Sometimes when we find someone that understands us, that in itself is special and this song is a celebration of that feeling.

6. “Connection” by OneRepublic

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People can now interact more easily thanks to social media — it’s incredible that we can video chat with someone halfway around the world despite time zone differences! However, as simple as it has made things, there is a downside: some connections have become shallow.

Ryan Tedder, the lead singer, and songwriter of OneRepublic speaks about his fears about this: is he hanging out with people for the sake of it, or does he have a deeper connection with them?

7. “This Connection” by Lucious Bloodfire

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This is a rather controversial song because it’s either a person succumbing to depression or making a connection with the devil. The lyrics largely imply being in darkness until a hand reaches out and pulls you in even deeper.

It is said that some people find it cathartic to have someone who feels the same – be it a negative or positive experience – and perhaps that is exactly what Lucious Bloodfire wanted when he created this song. 

8. “Internet Connection” by M.I.A.

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Remember the days when we spent so much time trying to talk to the help desk to fix the dodgy internet. Funny enough, this is exactly where M.I.A found her inspiration.

Her interview with Rolling Stone was quite forthcoming and she explained the song came to her when she was sitting on hold to get her internet fixed. It is rather funny that inspiration really can come out of something unexpected.

9. “Tight Connection to My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love)” by Bob Dylan

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What’s it like to be in love while also having doubts about it? Bob Dylan sings about this in this lovely, lyrical song that reads like a story.

He falls in love, but he has doubts about the relationship — is this person too good for me? Is it possible that I’m too good for them? But, in the end, it’s a little bittersweet because he realizes what he had was love, though he couldn’t quite hold on to it.

10. “Likwit Connection” by Defari

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Defari is not holding back any punches with this song. A lot is being thrown at mainstream production teams for rejecting them for something far more radio-friendly. They gave people the opportunity to showcase their talent, but are equally happy to have their songs played in clubs.

Just because some people are not able to see your talent, do not believe you are finished. Defari makes it clear that you can build connections with dedication and hard work.

11. “No Connection” by Sophie B. Hawkins

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Knowing what it’s like to fall in love only to discover that what you thought was a relationship was just your imagination makes for a sad melody. It’s so tragic when you are turned down by a heart you so desperately wanted to hold. We hear the pain when Sophie says, “Hell is just below me/And that’s why I keep sliding down”. 

12. “Uncommon Connection” by John Hiatt

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Introverts may struggle to connect with others. They would much rather watch the world go by and enjoy it from a different perspective.

John Hiatt gives a nod to all such people because he would rather sit in his chair than go places to see people. John wants all introverts to know that that kind of connection is okay too. 

13. “Connections” by Naughty by Nature

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Rap is not for those faint of heart, especially when the group is called Naughty by Nature. This track is hard-hitting from the start and oh boy is it catchy.

This number isn’t about forging romantic relationships; it’s about making friendship connections. This is about knowing who has your back and understanding who your family is because, at the end of the day, they are the ones who support you.

14. “L.A. Connection” by Rainbow

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How does it feel to have your family in one location and your job in another? Is it even possible to divide your time properly? The title of this song, which is about Los Angeles, is pretty literal.

They just want to connect so they can get back home and rest. They’re tired of dealing with the pressures of work and all they want to do now is return to a place that raises them again. They simply want to return home.

15. “Connected” by Caught A Ghost

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When a genuine connection is formed with another person, there is little that can be done to break it. This song is about how the heart always understands what it desires, regardless of the distance.

Your lover’s face will come in your dreams, and their voice will be heard in your mind. Even if you want to forget, it would be difficult because connections cannot be broken so easily. 

16. “Heavy Connection” by Van Morrison

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Have you experienced a moment when you realize you’ve discovered something truly unique? Van Morrison made a song for that moment!

When people find the one they love, they talk about holding time still but Van Morrison compares it to one dance out of thousands. Van Morrison described the moment as tender and yet so powerful. 

 17. “Connection” by The Rolling Stones

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Another literal song that talks about the life of a rock star. Traveling is typically portrayed as a pleasurable event, but it may become taxing when it becomes the norm.

Yes, being a celebrity is nice, but the health scares in different countries and the prospect of being stuck at airports due to delays can be mentally taxing if you have to deal with it regularly.

18. “Ethereal Connection” by Babylonia

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In a dancing song like this, lovely lyrics often get lost, but there is one phrase that genuinely speaks of an ethereal connection: “Among the eagles, you fly like a dove”. What a lovely way to describe what it’s like to find grace!

19. “Love Connection (feat. Shaun FLMG & Dutch)” by Cliff Neptune

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This is a fun little song about giving way to your feelings. Go inside that club without a care in the world and just flow with the connection. Allow yourself to be carried to an undiscovered place where you might find an adventure you never imagined.

20. “Beat Connection” by LCD Soundsystem

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No one ever said that falling in love was simple, but a world without it is even more difficult. Everyone needs a little push to take them to the next step. Without love, there is no fun, no connection, and no pleasure. You gotta fall in love because only the brave ones are rewarded!

Final Thoughts

Art and music are powerful because they produce a one-of-a-kind emotion that cannot be replicated. There’s something magical about connecting with people – it makes us feel good about ourselves and brings joy to our lives. Open your heart to love and opportunities will come knocking your way.